FOSS4LIB - Open Source Decision Support Tools
FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries), a website, developed by LYRASIS, that is dedicated to providing guidance about open source software for the library community, is now available to LYRASIS members and non-members alike.
FOSS4LIB, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, helps librarians and technologists navigate through the planning, decision-making and implementation processes associated with open source.
FOSS4LIB offers a set of Decision Support Tools for the library community to assess open source readiness and related decisions. The tools include:
The site also details current information about open source software service providers, events and usage. Through its open source software registry, FOSS4LIB enables providers to highlight their software packages and benefits, libraries to submit firsthand experience with open source software, and users to learn about open source software updates and releases.
Software package creators, service providers and library professionals are encouraged to add their contact information to the registry.
To access the current list of packages on FOSS4LIB, please click here
To learn more about the most recent releases from providers, please click here
To find out about open source provider events, please click here