Learn about FOSS4LIB at ALA Midwinter

Last updated January 12, 2012.

Do you find yourself trying to answer any of the following questions?

  • Is open source software right for my institution?
  • Do we have the necessary skills/support to run open source software?
  • Would it be cheaper or more expensive to use open source software?
  • What open source software package fits my requirements?

With the financial support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, LYRASIS Technology Services introduces a new suite of tools to help you answer these questions.

Available to all in the library community, FOSS4LIB provides self-guided readiness assessments to help you determine if open source software is right for your library, as well as a registry of software packages to help you find information about open source software service providers, events and usage by peers. With these free tools, librarians and technologists can determine the best approach to leveraging open source software.

To learn more, make plans to attend one of these two FREE sessions during ALA Midwinter:

  • January 21st from 10:30am to 11:30am CST, City Center Marriott Somerset Room
  • January 22nd from 10:30am to 11:30am CST, City Center Marriott Bordeaux Room

To sign up, please register with Peter Murray (Peter.Murray@lyrasis.org). Not attending ALA Midwinter? Learn about FOSS4LIB in a free, one-hour webinar in January and February.

For more information about the Open Source Decision Support suite or LYRASIS Technology Services, contact Peter Murray.

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