Re-Envisioning Libraries in the Information Society: A Critical Theory of Library Technology
Publication Type:Working Paper
In this doctoral dissertation (UCLA), prominent library open source projects are discussed, and an in-depth, qualitative case study of Simon Fraser University Library in Canada, a library developing open source software for electronic resource management and electronic journal publishing, is undertaken. Interviews and documentary research are the main sources of data. Findings indicate that while the software projects are nominally open source, the co-developer communities remain limited.