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

The participatory nature of the Internet strengthens fan communities

Whether the big media producers like it or not, digital technologies have made it easier than ever for popular culture fans to create remixes or...Read more

Best of Top guides for getting things done the open source way

Guides and tutorials from
This year at, we challenged our contributors to give us the best and most useful guides, how-tos, and tutorials they could produce...Read more

How to write a book in five days

writing and publishing a book the open source way
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of...Read more

How to write your book using Linux

publishing the open source way
I spent the past year writing The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud , a book which focuses on using and thinking about cloud...Read more

How to create an eBook the open source way

Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" e B ooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and...Read more

Coming unglued: Lessons in openness from a successful crowdfunding campaign

Last month, this site featured an article about the startup I work for, . Briefly, we think more books should be available to the world...Read more

Free, open ebook offers ideas for rebooting American government

How would you reboot American government?
In 2008, representatives of the Personal Democracy Forum sent dozens of writers, pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, and think-tankers...Read more