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Open Source Systems IG meeting, ALA Midwinter 2013

Attendees:

  • Galen Charlton, Equinox Software (chair)
  • Brendan Gallagher, ByWater Solutions
  • Vicki Teal Lovely, South Central Library System, Wisconsin
  • Yumiko Saito, Serials Solutions
  • Mary Ellen Tyckoson, San Joaqun Valley Library Systems
  • John Sarnowski, ResCarta Foundation

The meeting started with the IG's traditional round-the-table discussion of the attendee's recent activities in open source.  Topics discussed included:

  • Advice for librarians considering managing a sponsored open source development project
  • Digitization of local history and oral history collections using F/OSS softare
  • Discussion of ResCarta's new features for managing audio collections
  • The role of metadata in discovery layers, and the need for open data
  • The role of libraries in content creation and how open source tools might help

Following the discussion, a brief business meeting was held.  First, the charge of the IG was discussed in connection with the IG's renewal.  The attendees accepted the IG charge without change and agreed that the IG should be renewed.

Secondly, Galen Charlton is stepping down as chair at the end of his term (June 30, 2013).  Vicki Teal Lovely was unamiously approved as incoming chair and Galen Charlton aproved as incoming vice chair.

Finally, we discussed program/preconference proposals.  We will be having a managed discussion for Annual 2013, and are considering proposing a preconference or program for Annual 2014.  Potential topics include:

  • F/OSS discovery layers
  • Integrating F/OSS ILSs and F/OSS digital library tools