Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Joseph Lucia's Thought Experiment

Via ngc4lib, a a lucid suggestion from Joseph Lucia about building open source library applications.

Here's an excerpt:

What if, in the U.S., 50 ARL libraries, 20 large public libraries, 20 medium-sized academic libraries, and 20 Oberlin group libraries anted up one full-time technology position for collaborative open source development. That's 110 developers working on library applications with robust, quickly-implemented current Web technology -- not legacy stuff. There is not a company in the industry that I know of which has put that much technical effort into product development.

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