publication . Conference object . 2008

Open source software and libraries

Randhawa, Sukhwinder;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Twenty First Century Publications
Abstract
Open source software is, software that users have the ability to run, copy, distribute, study, change, share and improve for any purpose. Open source library software’s does not need the initial cost of commercial software and enables libraries to have greater control over their working environment. Library professionals should be aware of the advantages of open source software and should involve in their development. They should have basic knowledge about the selection, installation and maintenance. Open source software requires a greater degree of computing responsibility than commercial software. Library professionals do not think seriously about the advantag...
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free text keywords: LN. Data base management systems., JG. Digitization., LJ. Software.
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Altman, Micah (2001). Open Source Software for Libraries: from Greenstone to the Virtual Data Center and Beyond. IASSIST Quarterly, Winter 2001, 5-11. Retrieved January 17, 2008, from Web site: http://iassistdata.org/publications/iq/iq25/iqvol254altman.pdf Bailey, Charles W., Jr. (2006). Open Access and Libraries. Retrieved January 15, 2008, from Web site: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/cwb/OALibraries2.pdf Balas, Janet L. (2004). Considering open source software. Computers in Libraries. 24 (8), 36-39.

Retrieved February 10, 2008, from Web site: http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/sep04/balas.shtml Bretthauer, David (2002). Open Source Software: A History. ITAL: Information Technology and Libraries. 21(1), 3-11. Retrieved January 21, 2008, from Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litapublications/ital/2101bretthauer.cfm Corrado, Edward M. (2005). The Importance of Open Access, Open Source, and Open Standards for Libraries. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. 42. Retrieved February 3, 2008, from Web site: http://www.istl.org/05-spring/article2.html Ferraro, Joshua. (2006). Why Your Library Needs Open Source. Retrieved February 9, 2008, from Web site: http://liblime.com/c/welcome.html

Abstract
Open source software is, software that users have the ability to run, copy, distribute, study, change, share and improve for any purpose. Open source library software’s does not need the initial cost of commercial software and enables libraries to have greater control over their working environment. Library professionals should be aware of the advantages of open source software and should involve in their development. They should have basic knowledge about the selection, installation and maintenance. Open source software requires a greater degree of computing responsibility than commercial software. Library professionals do not think seriously about the advantag...
Subjects
free text keywords: LN. Data base management systems., JG. Digitization., LJ. Software.
Download from
E-LIS
Conference object . 2008
Provider: E-LIS

Altman, Micah (2001). Open Source Software for Libraries: from Greenstone to the Virtual Data Center and Beyond. IASSIST Quarterly, Winter 2001, 5-11. Retrieved January 17, 2008, from Web site: http://iassistdata.org/publications/iq/iq25/iqvol254altman.pdf Bailey, Charles W., Jr. (2006). Open Access and Libraries. Retrieved January 15, 2008, from Web site: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/cwb/OALibraries2.pdf Balas, Janet L. (2004). Considering open source software. Computers in Libraries. 24 (8), 36-39.

Retrieved February 10, 2008, from Web site: http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/sep04/balas.shtml Bretthauer, David (2002). Open Source Software: A History. ITAL: Information Technology and Libraries. 21(1), 3-11. Retrieved January 21, 2008, from Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litapublications/ital/2101bretthauer.cfm Corrado, Edward M. (2005). The Importance of Open Access, Open Source, and Open Standards for Libraries. Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship. 42. Retrieved February 3, 2008, from Web site: http://www.istl.org/05-spring/article2.html Ferraro, Joshua. (2006). Why Your Library Needs Open Source. Retrieved February 9, 2008, from Web site: http://liblime.com/c/welcome.html

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