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Perceptions 2007 library automation survey report

Marshall Breeding’s article, “Perceptions 2007: an International Survey of Automation,” was posted yesterday by Library Technology Guides. Marshall writes: “The year 2007 saw considerable upheaval in the library automation industry. To get some sense of the aftermath of the recent rounds of mergers, acquisitions, product consolidations, and to gauge interest in open source automation systems, …Read more »

Georgia libraries win award for Evergreen

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has named the Georgia Public Library Service as one of 10 recipients of the second annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration. The $50,000 grant recognizes GPLS for the development and release of the Evergreen open-source library automation system. The Mellon Awards honor not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative development …Read more »

A good open source overview

Karen Schneider has written a pretty good overview of open source software and the reasons why it’s gaining in popularity among librarians. She follows up her TechSource column with another on her own blog.

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