Open Source ILS - Ready for Prime Time?
Patrick Jones of Progressive Technology Federal Systems (PTFS), will provide a review of the current state of the art of Open Source (free) Integrated Library Systems, focusing on Evergreen and Koha. He will also provide insight and tips on how to evaluate and implement an Open Source ILS based upon his extensive experience in the ILS marketplace with both Federal and non-Federal libraries.
Patrick Jones has over twenty years of experience in library software solutions, information system integration, data conversion & migration, and ILS implementation management. Prior work experience includes Carnegie-Mellon University, Florida State University, University of Pittsburgh, Dynix, SirsiDynix, Endeavor, OCLC, and PTFS. Mr. Jones provides a vendor-side perspective that benefits libraries as they make library system/software selection and procurement decisions.
DATE: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
PLACE: Environmental Protection Agency; EPA East Room 1153 (the "Hearing Room"); 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Washington, DC 20004
(Photo ID required. All attendees will need to go through security screening)
METRO: Federal Triangle
PRICE: Free for SLA Members; $15 for non-members
DEADLINE: May 8, 2009
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Registration Form: Open Source ILS: Ready for Prime Time?
May 13, 2009
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