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1 iCamp GTA Switching to Open Source August 8, 2014 Erin Tripp, discoverygarden inc

2 Agenda Open Source Adoption and Resistance Case Study Reducing Risks Onward!

3 Introductions Hi, I’m Erin … Working with Islandora since 2011 Assigned to approx 30 different Islandora projects ranging from consulting, installation, custom development, and data migrations. Employed at discoverygarden, partner in the Islandora Foundation

4 Open Source Software Adoption OSS has: Quality Reliability Fixing security bugs (Accenture, 2010). User driven community (Accenture, 2009a). Alternatives have: Lack of Flexibility / Autonomy Scaling cost (anecdotal evidence from PM work)

5 Open Source Software Resistance Lack of training (Accenture, 2009, para. 8). Lack of senior management support (Accenture, 2009, para. 8). insufficient open source alternatives (Accenture, 2009, para. 8).

6 Open Source Software Case Study Road map Review Data and Requirements Metadata Mapping Scripting Migration Standard vs. Custom Use Cases

7 Reduce risk by contributing to the maturation of the community

8 Open Source Software – Onward! Continued success depends on Fostering learning and institutional expertise – Sustainability Being visionaries Offering and accepting support from community partners Evangelizing Resulting in Increased adoption Asserting values of open source software within our institutions Improving the software so it’s meaningful to users, extensible, easy to use, maintain and upgrade

9 It’s worth it to invest in people and ideas instead of licenses.

10 For more information or to schedule a private demonstration of any Islandora functionality please contact Thank you!


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