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LITA OSS IG meeting agenda, ALA Midwinter 2013

 

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:

  1. Renewal of the interest group
  2. Election of a new IG chair
  3. 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?