The main purpose of this community idea exchange session is to share with AMICAL members the outcome/analysis of the Open Source Software survey based on the on-going consortial interest group. It will be of great interest for AMICAL institutions to collaborate and share expertise in building cost-free systems.
How can we share our expertise among AMICAL members on using budget-free software? As a part of the Open Source Software (OSS) interest group, this session will emphasize on the analysis of the survey held by AMICAL institutions to expose the pros and cons of implementing them as campus-wide initiative. It will also share success stories about selecting, implementing Open Source Software evaluating the needs of different institutions with recommendations of best practices. It is a part of on-going consortial activities helping institutions in fulfilling all their systems needs at the lowest cost possible.
This task will culminate the Librarians and Information Technologists collaboration among AMICAL institutions by exchanging expertise whether via online sessions, face-to-face during the conference, or staff exchange funded by small grants.