LITA OSS IG meeting agenda, ALA Midwinter 2013
by Galen Charlton on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 06:16 pm
The LITA OSS IG will be meeting tomorrow, Saturday, 26 January 2013 in the Discovery room at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
There will be a brief business meeting with the following agenda:
- Renewal of the interest group
- Election of a new IG chair
- Proposals for conference programs and/or preconferences
However, the majority of the meeting will consist of a discussion of what folks have been up to with open source software for libraries. We'll do the traditional round-the-table update, but in honor of the IG's renewal coming around, I'd also like to toss out the following topic for discussion:
When's the last time you had to explain the concept of F/OSS to library management? It's probably been a while. But now that open source software has achieved a level of acceptance as part of the library IT ecosystem, what are the next steps? What challenges face those who advocate for and deploy F/OSS in their libraries?