Open Source Software Support Services

Open Source Software Support Services

 

In 2013 LYRASIS commissioned a series of case studies about implementing OSS systems in libraries. LYRASIS selected three concepts for development: Crawford County Federated Library System in Pennsylvania (Koha case study); Fenway Libraries Online in Massachusetts (Coral case study); and the University of Chicago Library (Kuali OLE case study). These three represent diverse open source systems, types of libraries and levels of experience. The case studies were published on foss4lib.org, a website created during the project that is now only partially active.

Recent Submissions

  • Drake, Kelly; Geller, Marilyn; Wentz, Erin; Choy, Louisa (LYRASIS, 2014)
    This case study follows a three-year odyssey into the world of electronic resource management (ERM) and open source systems (OSS). Led by the Fenway Libraries Online (FLO) office, the Electronic Resource Management Task ...
  • Brice, John; Ames, Cindy Murdock (LYRASIS, 2014)
    The following narrative describes the Meadville Public Library’s now 13-year odyssey of discovering, selecting and using the OSS Koha ILS. Our story can be used to help other libraries discover where the pitfalls lie, ...
  • McNamara, Frances; Miller, Stuart; Olson, Todd (LYRASIS, 2014)
    This case study documents the processes at the University of Chicago Library (Library) that ultimately resulted in the decision to replace the Library’s proprietary systems – SirsiDynix’s Horizon, Innovative Interfaces’ ...