Open Source Systems Interest Group (LITA) Community
- Renewal of the interest group
- Election of a new IG chair
- Proposals for conference programs and/or preconferences
Kuali OLE (pronounced oh-lay) is in the first year of building a community-source library management system that takes advantage of existing Kuali Foundation software. Operating since July 2010, and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kuali OLE is one of the largest academic library software collaborations in the United States. This program will provide an overview of our current software release and how you can get involved with Kuali OLE at your library.
The next meeting of the interest group will be in room 31C at the San Diego Convention Center on Sunday, 9 January 2011 from 4 to 5:30. Here are some agenda items. If anybody has any additions, please let me know.
- Report on the preconference at the past Annual
- LITA strategic plan
- Do a managed discussion for ALA Annual?
- Do another preconference or workshop?
- Organize a webinar?
- Campaign to post to the LITA blog?
- Any ideas for the the LITA sandbox server?
Open Source - the good stuff
- Discussion: trends in OSS in the past year
- Round the table: what cool things are we doing with F/OSS?
As you may know, Galen Charlton and I are serving as co-chairs of OSS IG this year. I realize this group is fully capable of working without an agenda ;-) but Galen and I have tossed around a few ideas and I'd be interested to know what others have on their minds.
Would it be good to have one structured presentation (however informal) to help stimulate discussion? One idea (from Galen, I think) is to have someome speak on the current status OLE project. Is there anyone in our group who could do that?
Other topics might include the eXtensible Catalog, Solr-based discovery services, and Drupal. Of course there are many other OSS applications to chose from, this are just the ones that occur to me at the moment.
Having helped draft a kind of strategic plan, one question I had is whether it's worth exploring a joint-venture ALA program with another IG or LITA committe. No rush, obviously, but maybe something to think about.
Most importantly, though, it would be good to know what other IG members consider most urgent or interesting in the world of OSS.