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Library Software Licenses Explained

Library Software Licenses Explained This article explains the different types of licenses available for library software. When purchasing library software, the traditional model for software licenses has been a license “in perpetuity”. In other words, the licensee can use the software forever. Unlike a computer or other property, software licenses can not usually be transferred

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Is Open Source Library Software Really Free?

Is Open Source Library Software Really Free? Open source library software – software for which the source code has been made available for modification and distribution by its creators –  is promoted as an inexpensive or even free alternative to purchasing library software licences. But is open source library software really a free or low

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Why Would You Buy New Library Software?

Why Would You Buy New Library Software? Why would you buy relatively new library software when there are lots of tried and tested products that have been around for 10-20 years? All products have a life cycle, and with computer software products this cycle is even more pronounced. In the last thirty years we have

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How to Choose a Library System

How to Choose a Library System With many library systems on the market, how do you choose the one that’s right for your organization? So, perhaps you have already taken the decision to replace your library system, because the support and maintenance costs are high, or your present system no longer meets your requirements. You

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