Announcements

Share your story of implementing an open source system at your library. If selected, you will get paid to develop a case study of your open source system adoption experience and learning.

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When packages are added or updated on FOSS4Lib.org or new releases announced, the FOSS4Lib twitter account will now publish tweets with links back to the FOSS4Lib site. From there readers are directed back to resources on the project websites for more information. Example tweets are:

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LYRASIS, the nation’s largest regional non-profit membership organization for libraries, has received a $670,000 grant from The Andrew W.

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Below is the text of a press release announcing a new resource for libraries considering open source integrated library systems.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Knoxville, TN, September 5, 2012

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When we created FOSS4Lib we knew that we didn't want to duplicate things that projects were already doing for themselves. Rather, we wanted FOSS4Lib to be a hub to find out about all things related to open source software in libraries. One of the pieces of our original design was the ability to point to existing lists of service providers and users of software packages.

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We're heartened by the response to FOSS4Lib has received in the library community. Hundreds of people have signed up for accounts and dozens of packages and releases have been added to the registry. Plus, after the initial spike of interest on the site when it was launch came down, we've seen a steady growth of page views on FOSS4Lib.org.

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There has been great interest in the FOSS4LIB site since it launched, and I wanted to share that with you as well as pointing out some of the content added, improvements made, and what's coming up.

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ATLANTA – (January 18, 2012) – LYRASIS is pleased to announce the launch of FOSS4LIB (Free & Open Source Software for Libraries), a website dedicated to providing guidance about open source software for the library community.

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