How user friendly is your library software?

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How user friendly is your library software? All library software vendors will describe their product as “user friendly”, but how can you determine if a product meets this claim? This article explains how to find out if a product is truly user friendly. Checking usability in each area of the library software What is “usability”? […]

Library software licences explained

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Library software licences explained This article explains the different types of licences available for library software. When purchasing library software, the traditional model for software licences has been a licence “in perpetuity”. In other words the licensee can use the software forever. Unlike a computer or other property, software licences can not usually be transferred […]

Is open source library software really free?

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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 […]

Why would you buy new library software?

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Why would you buy new library software? Why would you buy relatively new library software when there are lots of tried and trusted products that have been around for 10 to 20 years? All products have a life cycle, and with computer software products this cycle is even more pronounced. In the last thirty years […]