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Resources for libraries exploring the open source option

library tools for open source
Libraries of all types have the same questions about open source software that are asked by technologists in other fields. Does open source make...Read more

How to introduce open source to your public library

introducing open source
I was intrigued to read this recent article in The Guardian about public libraries’ new role as community problem solvers. If you read carefully into...Read more

The story of Koha, the first open source library management system

open source library management system Koha
A small public library serving a population of 30,000 in New Zealand developed and released the world’s first open source library management system...Read more

Open data hackathon tackles cultural preservation

More and more galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) are digitizing their collections to make them accessible online and to preserve our...Read more

Web-publishing for libraries and the robust community of Omeka

open source library tool
Understandably, software developers might wonder how a bunch of historians ended up shepherding an open source content management system into the...Read more

Open source library system Evergreen rewards the community

open source library tool
As a systems librarian at an academic institution, I am a conduit between those who want to access the resources our library offers and my colleagues...Read more

Five open source tools libraries need to know about

open source tools for libraries
There was a time when working in the library I found it very frustrating (as many librarians do) that there were so few options for software that...Read more

Book contest for Open Library Week

Open Libary Week book contest
It's Open Library Week at , and we're celebrating open source tools and methods for libraries with a contest. Enter for a chance to...Read more