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'When the Open Source System is the Best System'
Open Source Integrated Library System in a Rural American Library
Kuali OLE at the University of Chicago Library

LYRASIS has published three open source software case studies on FOSS4LIB.org as part of its continuation of support and services for libraries and other cultural heritage organizations interested in learning about, evaluating, adopting, and using open source software systems.

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Join your colleagues from the convenience of your desk for a free two-day symposium on sustainable open source practices from the perspective of the software project communities and from the software project adopters. There is no cost for participating in the open symposium; the costs are funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Atlanta, GA - May 13, 2014 - LYRASIS and The Galecia Group announce that LYRASIS will be managing and hosting the Open Source ILS Feature Comparison Tool under the LYRASIS FOSS4LIB project, beginning immediately. The move is part of the Open Source Decision Support Tools project, funded in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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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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