Open Source ILS Systems?? Are they the future?

Interesting news from the ALA Direct Newsletter titled : Open source advocates reject SirsiDynix warning

It says:

“In the ongoing discussion about open source library systems, one wouldn’t expect a big ILS vendor selling closed, proprietary products to have anything nice to say.

Nonetheless, when SyrsiDynix Vice President of Innovation Stephen Abram did weigh in on the issue, his harsh criticism created quite a dust-up on Twitter and the blogosphere. But Abram’s white paper, originally believed to be a leak and published in Wikileaks October 29, may have done more to legitimize the role of open source software in libraries than challenge it.

If nothing else, Abram’s marketing piece revealed that open source ILSs are a threat to the vendor-based market….”

American Libraries Online, Nov. 11 ALA

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