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Title: A virtual exhibition of open source software for libraries
Author: Rodríguez-Gairín, Josep-Manuel
Sulé, Andreu
Russo, Patricia
Keywords: Programari lliure
Biblioteques
Congressos
Open source software
Libraries
Congresses
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Abstract: Frequently the choice of a library management program is conditioned by social, economic and/or political factors that result in the selection of a system that is not altogether suitable for the library’s needs, characteristics and functions. Open source software is quickly becoming a preferred solution, owing to the freedom to copy, modify and distribute it and the freedom from contracts, as well as for greater opportunities for interoperability with other applications. These new trends regarding open source software in libraries are also reflected in LIS studies, as evidenced by the different courses addressing automated programs, repository management, including the Linux/GNU operating system, among others. The combination of the needs of the centres and the new trends for open source software is the focus of a virtual laboratory for the use of open source software for library applications. It was the result of a project, whose aim was to make a useful contribution to the library community, that was carried out by a group of professors of the School of Library and Information Science of the University of Barcelona, together with a group of students, members of a Working Group on Open Source Software for Information Professionals, of the Professional Library Association of Catalonia.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/conferences/bobcatsss2008/ i http://eprints.rclis.org/11151/
It is part of: Comunicació presentada a: “A virtual exhibition of open source software for libràries”. 16th BOBCATSSS Symposium 2008, Zadar (Croatia), 28-30 January 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/44606
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