Articles tagged with libraries


Getting started with Koha, an open source library system

open books
When I think back, I can't remember my first involvement in the Koha community. I remember talking to Chris Cormack on Instant Messenger nearly...Read more

Why libraries are intrinsically open and should adopt open source solutions

open source libraries
Sharing is a fundamental part of the open source philosophy, and the same goes for libraries. Spreading, disseminating, and breaking down barries to...Read more

A lesson from 2012: Open education brings power of knowledge to the masses

open education resources
The end of 2012 is here and over time I think it will be considered a revolutionary moment for open education and open source. A tipping point. A...Read more

The year of open source in libraries

open education
I hereby declare 2012 the year of open source in libraries! If not the year, it was still an impressive year for open source in libraries. It was...Read more

Community spotlight: Carolyn Fox, pushing for openness at school and in the library

five questions with an opensource contributor
In our schools and our libraries, Carolyn Fox believes we can push for more openness. Just entertaining the idea of it would be a huge step in the...Read more

How open is too open?

How open is too open?
Last month, we posted a survey asking, " If you could open one of the following data sets tomorrow, which one would you open and why? " We got a...Read more

Teaching software libraries by example

Teaching software libraries by example
These days there is a software library for nearly every occasion. Many of them are well designed and well implemented. Unfortunately, almost none of...Read more

Mashing up library data with open source

When I was approached nearly five years ago now and asked to put together an edited work on how libraries can use mashups to improve services, I have...Read more