[Koha] [Koha-devel] The Potential Death of Koha in Pennsylvania Libraries
nengard at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 01:02:17 NZST 2010
What can we do to help? I'm in PA (not in your county - but still).
On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Kyle Hall <kyle.m.hall at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Information Technology
> 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.
>>> Information Technology
>>> Crawford County Federated Library System ( http://www.ccfls.org )
>>> Koha mailing list
>>> Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
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