[Koha] Fwd: [Web4lib] Request to participate in 2010 Library Technology Guides automation survey

Josh Westbrook joshw at wwrurallibrary.com
Sat Dec 11 07:20:23 NZDT 2010

I agree with you, Chris. Just trying to lighten the mood a bit.

Josh Westbrook
Prescott Library Mngr/District Technology Mngr
Walla Walla County Rural Library District
joshw at wwrurallibrary.com

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Chris Cormack <chris at bigballofwax.co.nz>wrote:

> 2010/12/11 Josh Westbrook <joshw at wwrurallibrary.com>:
> > I wonder if Marshall gives any other group of folks this much input into
> his
> > survey  :)
> I'm sure he does, after all that's how things improve. The worlds a
> changing place, and some of the rules that apply to proprietary
> systems don't make sense with free and open source ones, it does no
> harm to point that out.
> >
> > With that being said, I think with the way the library software market is
> > going it would make sense to add a vendor field separate from the
> "Current
> > Automation System" field.  (since the survey includes questions about the
> > software you use and the vendor that supports it)  It could even have a
> > lovely asterisk that leads you to a footnote similar to this:
> >
> > "If your library uses more than one support vendor, please list what you
> > consider to be your main support vendor. If you do not contract with a
> > support vendor please list 'Independent'."
> >
> What if you have 2 main .... why not just let the person list them
> all, and rank them all?
> > Then those people listed as "Independent" could go in and rate their
> > in-house support team with the highest marks and go buy them cookies, or
> > donuts, or pavlova, or whatever ...
> >
> Off topic
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/4418676/New-Zealand-wins-pavlova-war
> Chris
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