Nicole C. Baratta (Engard) is a Senior Content Strategist at Red Hat. She received her MLIS from Drexel University and her BA from Juniata College. Nicole volunteers as the Director of ChickTech Austin. Nicole is known for many different publications including her books “Library Mashups", "More Library Mashups", and "Practical Open Source Software for Libraries". Nicole can be reached at

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Flying textbooks

Open source in the academic world means increasing access to content and cutting costs for students.
Typewriter keys

A stepwise approach to documentation that hooks people, gets them up and running, and turns them into confident users.
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White House senior advisor Alvand Salehi explains at OSCON why the federal government's support of open source is "here to stay."
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Puppet Labs software engineer shares how to become a contributor to open source projects.
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