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ALA — Open Source Everywhere

Just back from California and the ALA conference in Anaheim had plenty of open source programs from which to choose. Mike and I attended “Planning for Open Source in Consortia” on June 29th. The panelists were Monica Shultz, IT Director…

Howard County Library System (MD)

I talked with Amy DeGroff, the head of Library Technology Services, at the Howard County Library system, in Maryland. They have six public libraries and about 1 million items. They circulate about 5 millions items each year. Howard County is…

Bibliomation’s ILS Steering Committee

At the June User Council meeting, Janet Woycik, chair of the Bibliomation Strategic Planning Committee, asked for volunteers to serve on the Bibliomation ILS Steering Committee. The ILS Steering Committee will meet at specific times during our open source testing…

The Green Mountain Library Consortium (VT)

As Bibliomation begins our own open source investigation, we are very interested in talking to those libraries who have already decided to migrate to open source. I had the chance earlier this month to talk with Stephanie Chase, the library…

Koha Test Server — Up and Running!

Brendan was able to bring up our first Koha test server yesterday. He installed version 3.0 on it. We are now familiarizing ourselves with the various administrative settings and seeing how much we can customize the setup for all Bibliomation…

Welcome to BOSS!

This blog will be used to detail Bibliomation’s exploration of the open source ILS as a possibly viable next generation library automation system for our member libraries.Stay tuned. We plan to provide regular updates as we move forward with our…