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.
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.
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.
Click here to visit FOSS4LIB.
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.