libraries

Everyone's your partner in open source

When I first started working at ByWater Solutions the company was in its infancy, and as such couldn't afford a full time employee, but that didn't...Read more

Mobile library fab lab brings new skills to rural areas

FryskLab mobile fab lab teaches students about digital fabrication
We find ourselves in interesting times. We're facing huge socio-economic challenges while at the same time we need to look ahead and design a society...Read more

4 words to avoid when negotiating the use of open source at your job

open source on the job
If you work in an organization that isn’t focused on development, where computer systems are used to support other core business functions, getting...Read more

The new learning center, free eBooks, and more

OPEN
Opensource.com focused on stories about open source tools and systems for libraries and other open educational content from April 14 - 18. And before...Read more

5 key insights on the transition from Windows to Linux

Linux system administration
When I began my current job at Algoma University as the systems librarian, I really had no idea what I was getting into. Despite a decade in library...Read more

Digital Public Library of America triples its free collections and more in year one

Digital Public Library of America
When the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) opened last year, Carolyn Fox covered it's progress after one month in her article: Review of the...Read more

The maker movement helps transform our public libraries

The small town of Bethlehem, New York purchased a 3D printer and started teaching classes at its public library recently—jumpstarting the community's...Read more

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