Purpose of Libnamic
Libnamic arises from the needs in the libraries for modernizing their services to adapt themselves to the new technologies and the users’ requirements. Existing commercial proposals are many, but they have something in common: their excessive prices.
Current companies take advantage of monopoly and oligopoly situations to raise the price of their tech solutions. The libraries feel obliged to accept the prices not to fall behind these advances, what makes them spend their budget on pricey hardware and software. Despite of the cost, these solutions are usually far from cutting-edge technology, since these businesses don’t need to innovate because they dominate the market. We face, therefore, situations in which improvable products are being sold at unfair prices. Especially, software and web development services are usually carried out hastily and deficiently, and they cause further costs to the libraries concerning maintenance and upgrading.