libraries

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

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

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 Opensource.com , and we're celebrating open source tools and methods for libraries with a contest. Enter for a chance to...Read more

Golden opportunity for public libraries to meet digital needs of women

Women use the Internet 17% more than their male counterparts yet are underrepresented in programming and open source. Public libraries (and public...Read more

Open source tools worth bookmarking

open tools on the web
One of my favorite workshops to give is the one that introduces librarians and their staff to open source software. After defining open source to...Read more

Lessons from Koha in open source project ownership

brand community balance
While compiling OSS Watch's list of Open Source Options for Education , I discovered Koha , an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). I...Read more

Open Thread: Evolving the library for the 21st century

open thread
Chances are good that you've been to a library and used its resources. Kids check out colorful, educational books; adults seek out entertainment and...Read more