Librarians, developers push open-source alternative
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"Librarians, information managers and open-source developers
have founded a formal collaborative initiative, Open Network
Libraries (ONL), aimed at providing services to library users and
staff through the use of open source software.
"Parts of the library sector here are already developers and
users of open-source software. One such development is the
locally-developed Koha library management system, which has
thousands of users internationally but not many in this
"There is already a community around open-source library
software, says Don Christie of open-source developer Catalyst IT,
but it is developer-focused. The support and marketing around Koha
and related products is not well coordinated, he suggests."