Today I received an email about another open source software survey that may be of interest to some of you.
The OSS Lib Tech Team is currently in the third phase of a multiple year project funded by IMLS comparing the technical support of Open Source and Proprietary Integrated Library Systems. We are soliciting participation for an online survey or telephone interviews from the open source community for the current phase, which will use the experience of open source software ILS adopters to develop a model for the evaluation, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of open source ILS.
The telephone interview consists of several questions about your ILS migration experience and will take about 30 minutes. We have already interviewed several librarians over the past few weeks and would like to hear from your experiences. We are happy to compensate you for your time with a $25 Amazon gift card. We are especially interested in talking to K-12 school librarians. If you would prefer to fill out a web-based survey, you may do so at http://oss-research.cci.utk.edu/Phase_3_survey.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in the study or in being interviewed please forward this email to them or direct them to our site at http://www.oss-research.com/ where they can find out more about the project. We are interested in learning about the experiences of libraries of different types and sizes and are interested in hearing from you even if your migration to an open source ILS is not complete.
If you are willing to participate, please respond to this email with the subject phrase “ILS Interview.” In the same email please mention:
- The type of library (public, academic, school, special, etc.) you represent and
- The approximate size of your collection.
We really appreciate your time and support and look forward to reporting back the results from this study! Thanks again to everyone who has already responded and to the great support of the open source community.
Please direct any queries or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “ILS Interview” in the subject line.
The OSS Lib Tech Team
Vandana Singh (PI)
Natasha Hollenbach and Vance Walker (RA)