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Last updated September 18, 2013.

The FOSS4LIB resource site for open source software in libraries was created with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation by LYRASIS to help libraries decide if and which open source software is right for them in service to their patrons. Consultants specializing in library open source software created the FOSS4LIB self-guided readiness assessments to help libraries determine if open source software is right for them. The site also features a registry of software packages to help libraries find information about open source software service providers, events, and usage by peers.

This is a community-run site. Software creators, users, and support providers are welcome to create an account on FOSS4LIB to add information about new packages, events, software releases, and support options as well as register an institution's own use of open source software. As FOSS4LIB picks up steam, there will be a call for nominations for an editorial board that will oversee the further development of the resource site. Watch the announcements blog for further details.

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