Evergreen in Ontario: the Challenge (and Successes!) of Migrating Academic Libraries to a FOSS Library System

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Fri, 2009-10-30 10:00

In May of 2009, "Project Conifer" achieved its first goal as a group of academic libraries in Ontario migrated from their legacy proprietary systems to the Evergreen open source library system. As the project manager for Conifer, Dan will describe some of the lessons learned about the adoption of FSOSS systems, assess the current state of the project, and discuss what lies ahead for the project. As one of Evergreen's core developers, Dan will try not to rhapsodize too much about the joy of developing with its scalable clustering architecture and will instead focus on the adoption and community development challenges that the Evergreen project faces in the near term.