[WEB4LIB] Re: Blog: Open source vs. commercial

Shaw Yu xyu at vcu.edu
Wed May 4 14:22:37 EDT 2005

>I used to think this dynamic between the library IT stuff and the 
>university IT department was a local thing, but having listened in on 
>others' experiences via this and some other discussion lists, as well as 
>blogs, I think it is fairly routine.  That's unfortunate.

Certainly it's an enduring issue. The topic is well covered in the book 
*Books, Bytes, and Bridges: Libraries and Computer Centers in Academic 
Institutions (*by Larry Hardesty 
I wrote a book reviewer about it several years ago).


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