[Koha] The Potential Death of Koha in Pennsylvania Libraries
kyle.m.hall at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 00:59:32 NZST 2010
I personally don't know. I'm not well versed in state library politics
myself, but this is what my Director believes is coming down the road,
and he's not happy about it.
Crawford County Federated Library System ( http://www.ccfls.org )
On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Cab Vinton <bibliwho at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow, does the State Library really have that much authority over
> individual libraries (legal or otherwise)?
> I would find that hugely surprising. But then here in NH we don't even
> have any county-wide systems. For the most part, it's every town/ city
> library for itself ...
> Cab Vinton, Director
> Sanbornton Public Library
> Sanbornton, NH
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 8:44 AM, Kyle Hall <kyle.m.hall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The State Library her in Pennsylvania has started planning for a
>> state-wide ILS. My Director, John Brice attended a tech committee
>> netting this past Friday, bringing myself and Cindy Murdock as well.
>> At the meeting, it was announced that HSLC and Equinox will be
>> installing Evergreen in 33 libraries currently using Millennium. In
>> all likelyhood, in the future all the libraries in the state will be
>> required to switch over to Evergreen. Needless to say, my boss and
>> myself are extremely upset by this proposition to say the least.
>> I would applaud the choice of a FOSS ILS, but the choice would not
>> bring any advantage. It appears to me to be a strictly financial
>> decision. The idea being pushed at the meeting was to give libraries
>> as little choice as possible to keep down costs. If we were forced to
>> switch to Evergreen, not only would our huge investment in Koha via
>> time and money be thrown away, but we would be forced into a new
>> system over which we would be no control or ability to customize. We
>> would have no control over the quality of service, as the servers are
>> planned to be centralized somewhere within the state. I do not relish
>> the idea of our current freedoms being taken away.
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>> Crawford County Federated Library System ( http://www.ccfls.org )
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