November 2, 2007

The Open Source ILS Song

Filed under: precat — jenny @ 6:02 am

While I love all of the Shanachie Tour videos of American public libraries released so far, my favorite is easily the one from the Florence Public Library in Colorado. Not because of the message of “the open source ILS song” sung by two librarians there, but more for the spirit in which they sing it. They are having *fun.* You really have to hear this one – jump ahead to the 10:35 mark if you just want to hear the song, but the interviews are great, too.

Florence librarians singing "the open source song"

Nice job, FPL ladies! And great videos, Shanachies! I can’t wait to see you again – I am proud to call you my friends. You inspired many librarians during your journey.

"the Dutch mob"


  1. Glad you like the song! Fun is definitely part of library life around here.
    If you have a chance to visit come on by.

    Comment by Karen Hixon — November 2, 2007 @ 10:00 am

  2. Great song, I wonder if I can download it

    Comment by felix — November 6, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

  3. It will be on Youtube very soon.

    Comment by Jaap van de Geer — November 7, 2007 @ 7:41 am

  4. I really loved that song, we sang it as we were leaving. Too
    bad we massacred some of the words, but we got the chorus right. lol

    Comment by cali_librarian — November 9, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

  5. Fun is definitely part of library life around here.

    Comment by MCSD — November 17, 2007 @ 7:09 am

  6. Here it is:
    Final episode is also online:

    Comment by Jaap van de Geer — November 19, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

  7. hey you guys its a nice song:)

    Comment by çadır — December 11, 2007 @ 3:38 am

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