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September 2013


Open Source Alternatives in Library Systems Procurement

Open source today stands as a routine part of the library automation industry. In the integrated library system arena, Koha and Evergreen have been implemented by hundreds of libraries here in the United States, and especially for Koha, all around the world. OPALS has been implemented by hundreds of school libraries as well as church, synagogue, and other special libraries. Large academic and research libraries have complex operational needs and increasingly require automation systems able to help them manage and provide access to collections dominated by digital content. The new genre of library services platforms has emerged to address these realities.
--Marshall Breeding

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