Why be an innovator?

How can you pay less for library management software, and yet lower training and maintenance overheads while gaining other tangible benefits? All products have a life cycle, and with computer software products this cycle is even more pronounced. In the last thirty years we have seen Microsoft platforms change from DOS to Windows 95, 2000,…

Is open-source library software really free?

Open source library software – software for which the source code has been made available for modification and distribution by its creators – is promoted as an inexpensive or even free alternative to purchasing library software licences. But is open source library software really a free or low cost option?