Director, Academic Computing
Associate University Librarian for the UCLA Electronic Library
University of California, Los Angeles
Community and open source software is sparking interest with promises of new choices for enterprise applications and a higher education-focused approach, while simultaneously raising questions for administrators about when and whether to adopt or devote resources to software development projects. Case studies of community and open source decisions by UCLA and Stanford demonstrate approaches for considering this emerging area of technology development, including product and architectural evaluations, campus engagement, understanding institutional priorities and campus readiness, interoperability with IT infrastructure and library systems, sustainability, and fit with the IT culture and environment.
Handout (MS Word)