Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of senior executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries.
Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion to probe at the technology and business trends. This year, the panel discussion will focus on issues related to the use of open source software for core resource management, repository, and discovery systems. Topics that we might address might include the relative maturity of open source solutions, how this approach appeals to technologists and administrators in libraries, business models involved, opportunities for innovation, and challenges seen relative to proprietary software. The specific topics and panelists will be announced prior to the Annual Conference.
Panelists will be expected to candidly reflect the perspectives of their organizations, but not promote their products.
ALA Unit/Subunit: LITA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.