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The Homebrew Option Issues With Locally Developed Resolvers October 29, 2003 Thomas Dowling ohiolink.edu.

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1 The Homebrew Option Issues With Locally Developed Resolvers October 29, 2003 Thomas Dowling ohiolink.edu

2 Two OhioLINK Services You Should Know Locally loaded databases Locally loaded electronic journals Citation linking,

3 Why We Did It Concern Over Consortial Features Budget Preference for toolkits over off-the-shelf products

4 The Upside Total customizability Ability to work with/around pre-existing tool Ability to use open-source tools, go open- source with result

5 The Non-Upside No pre-packaged holdings database Limited testing opportunities (e.g. for OpenURL 1.0 support) Red Queen Effect

6 Maintaining the Knowledgebase Central consortium titles Local library titles Intra-consortium cooperation

7 What It Takes To Go Homebrew Software is not hard Administrative control over holdings is critical


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