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Why public libraries need to support open source

Why public libraries need to support open source
Wouldn't it be great if you asked an open source question at a library reference desk and was met with a smiling answer, rather than a sorry-I-can't-...Read more

ByWater Solutions empowers use of open source in libraries

Libraries love the idea of open source, but believe that they need a huge IT staff to pull it off. That's where Bywater comes in—their support...Read more

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

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

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

The day TuxPaint became contagious

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I work at a public library with 28 Linux stations made publicly available in four separate rooms. The room in which I spend most of my time has 10...Read more

Are libraries resisting open source?

Open source, library schools, libraries, and digital dissemination
My husband and I are librarians. We were talking recently about library training, the library profession, the open source movement, and how open...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