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ERIC Number: EJ975611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Evaluating Open Source Software for Use in Library Initiatives: A Case Study Involving Electronic Publishing
Samuels, Ruth Gallegos; Griffy, Henry
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v12 n1 p41-62 Jan 2012
This article discusses best practices for evaluating open source software for use in library projects, based on the authors' experience evaluating electronic publishing solutions. First, it presents a brief review of the literature, emphasizing the need to evaluate open source solutions carefully in order to minimize Total Cost of Ownership. Next, it describes the process used to conduct a comparative evaluation between two open source electronic publishing systems, highlighting aspects of the methodology not described elsewhere. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of reporting the results of an evaluation to decision-makers. (Contains 17 notes and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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