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Why the Human Factor Matters When Choosing Library Software

Why the Human Factor Matters When Choosing Library Software Choosing library management software (LMS) can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you’re choosing between multiple options with varying levels of functionality and costs to match. But how do you know which one will work best for your library? The human factor matters more than …

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 …

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 …