CUFTS/GODOT: helping library users discover e-resources

21 Mar 2011
EIFL workshop brings together experts to share knowledge

Enabling users to discover and access e-resources, and managing expanding e-resource collections cost-effectively, are key challenges facing libraries around the world.


To address these issues, EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-Licensing organised the third EIFL-FOSS Themed Week for 2011 about CUFTS/GODOT.  This open source serials management system and link resolver has been widely adopted by academic institutions to help them manage collections effectively and to facilitate access to resources.

38 people from 16 EIFL countries attended the session. It was clear that there is a high level of interest in CUFTS/GODOT across the network, and there has been lots of activity on the wiki. As a result, EIFL-FOSS and EIFL-Licensing will be planning follow up initiatives.

The session was presented by Kevin Stranack, a Canadian librarian who has worked extensively in providing support services for the reSearcher suite of library tools from Simon Fraser University, and the Public Knowledge Project, which is responsible for the widely deployed Open Journal System (OJS) among other applications to support knowledge sharing.

Kevin was supported by Art Rhyno, Systems Librarian at the University of Windsor, Canada.

Participants also heard about the activities of EIFL-FOSS Coordinator for Russia Andrey Sokolov in implementing CUFTS in the Scientific Library of St. Petersburg State University.


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