Digital Library Perspectives: Volume 32 Issue 4


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Perspectives on informatics in the health sciences for information professionals

H. Frank Cervone

Informatics is a relatively new interdisciplinary field which is not very well understood outside of specific disciplinary communities. With a review of the history of informatics…

The true cost

Robert Fox

This column takes a critical look at how technology projects are valued according to various cost factors. Those factors are examined, and a proposal is made regarding the use of…


The Kansas story: a sea of Koha green on the plains

Robin Hastings, Heather Braum, Harry Willems, Crystal Hutchinson, Gail Santy, Maribeth Shafer, Jason Robb, Roger Carswell

Three of the seven regional systems in Kansas report on the history and use of the open-source Koha integrated library system (ILS) in their regions.


Implementing the open-source Koha-ILS at the Deutsche Schule Charlotte

Martin D. House

This study aims to present the successful implementation of the Koha-integrated library system (ILS) for libraries that seek an open-source alternative. This study is best suited…

The Mandela Portal – an assessment of global visitors using Web analytics

Shadrack Katuu

This paper aims to perform a longitudinal assessment of the visitors to the Mandela Portal using Web analytics over a period of seven years, between 2009 and 2015.

Implementing an open source integrated library system (ILS) in a special focus institution

Joshua M. Avery

The paper aims to explore the circumstances and processes involved in implementing and migrating from a proprietary integrated library system (ILS) (Follett’s Destiny) to an…

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