Open Source Library System Software: Libraries Are Doing it For Themselves (Infopeople Webinar)

Open Source Library System Software: Libraries Are Doing it For Themselves (Infopeople Webinar)
July 21 (11-12 pm) [Mountain Time]

“One of the great advantages of an Open Source Library System (OSLS) such as Koha or Evergreen is the ability to empower staff and optimize the user’s experience by getting involved in improving the software. This is in contrast to the traditional integrated library system (ILS) model where all the software development was done by “the vendor,” creating a condition of “learned helplessness” on the part of library staff. By making the transition to OSLS, you can shift the culture of your organization from “learned helplessness” to one in which everyone can contribute to enhancing their work environment. This webinar will describe all the ways to get involved with an OSLS project — even if you aren’t a programmer. By the end of the webinar, you will understand why involving your organization in an OSLS project creates opportunities for delivering new services to customers and optimizing the work of your staff.  For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list

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