LiveBlogging from BCH5 – 4

NewGenLib – New Generation Library automation – Suneel V – A Case Study in OpenSource

  • Two people – Core functional guy with 18 yrs of library management.
  • Companies involved – Verus Solutions Pvt Ltd and Kesavan Institute of Knowledge Management.
  • VTLS – best library automation software in US
  • 13 lacs – cost of the lib automation back at least a decade ago
  • First breakthrough Goa Library.
  • 150 installations by 2007. Idea took shape in 2002. Development ended in 2004.
  • In Jan 2008, NewGenLib was declared OpenSource. In the period following it, they had more than a couple of thousand downloads. [3500+]
  • Ramesh asked this question “Would they have the same amount of downloads if the software was declared free but not opensource?”

Django Web Framework – Shabd – Ex-Oracle guy

  • Demo session for building a blog/project management solution in Django.
  • Time limit: 20 mins.
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2 thoughts on “LiveBlogging from BCH5 – 4

  1. Hi shashank,
    Thanks for posting your grasp of NewGenLib presentation but you got some important information wrong like, the NewGenLib was declared as opensource in Jan 2008 and not in 2007 and the number of download are 3500+.
    It would have bean grate if you have mentioned the companies involved in it. The companies are Verus Solutions Pvt Ltd and Kesavan Institute of Knowledge Management.
    Any way, cogractulations for conducting a good program like this.

    Good Luck

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