Open Source Software (OSS)
The Benner Library and Resource Center at Olivet Nazarene University has had an open source software program since 1996 (noted in 2002 by American Libraries), starting with an early version of ILL Wizard based on OCLC's ILL PRISM Transfer (IPT) technology, published in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply in 1997 and now published in ONU's Digital Commons. An upgraded Java applet version appeared in a 1999 issue of the same journal, the reprogrammed software based on OCLC's Direct Request ILL functions using the ISO 10161 protocol and now also published in Digital Commons.
Many other open source programs that run critical functions of the library have been programmed by Informatics' computer science students as work-made-for-hire efforts, the beginning of which are mentioned here. More will be posted soon.
For more information about ONU's Open Source Program, contact the Informatics Librarian and OSS Team Leader.
The following programs are no longer being utilized by Benner library. Please feel free to contact the Informatics Librarian with any questions.