This week Opensource.com will be featuring articles on open source tools for libraries and sharing stories about experiences using open source in the library setting.
Our authors come from an array of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they know firsthand and want to help more libraries to understand the power of open source. Serving the community, managing the library system, and providing quality care are all aspects of what makes open source a better choice for libraries.
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Complete list of open library articles
- Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about
- Open source library system Evergreen rewards the community
- Web-publishing for libraries and the robust community of Omeka
- Open data hackathon tackles cultural preservation
- The story of Koha, the first open source library management system
- How to introduce open source to your public library
- Resources for libraries exploring the open source option
- The maker movement helps transform our public libraries
Past articles on open source in libraries
- Golden opportunity for public libraries to meet digital needs of women
- Open Course Library's best resource: introductory college course materials
- How libraries can be a haven for makers
- Review of the new Digital Public Library of America
- Exploring open source software developed for European libraries
- Why libraries are intrinsically open and should adopt open source solutions
- Getting started with Koha, an open source library system