Presentation Type

Presentation

Conference Track

Technology Trends: Security, Accessibility, Technology Skills

Description

Open Source Software has many benefits for libraries: Compared to commercial products, it can reduce costs considerably and provide greater options for customization. Open Source products also often provide more niche, and more cutting-edge, technologies to libraries than slower-to-develop commercial products. To access these benefits, however, libraries need staff who can successfully assess and adopt relevant, up-to-date software, and have the skills necessary to customize and perform routine maintenance. This presentation will give attendees from all types of library the background and skills they need to understand, select, and maintain Open Source Software.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn to

  1. Understand the differences between Open Source and commercial software
  2. Assess Open Source Software products for use in their library
  3. Understand common terms and workflows involved in installing and maintaining Open Source Software products
  4. Find and install tools to use in making Open Source Software more useful for their library

Twitter Handle(s)

@stewartcbaker

Start Date

29-3-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

29-3-2019 11:00 AM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28017

Subjects

Software configuration management, Open source software -- Applications to libraries -- Evaluation, Library employees -- Training of, Open source software -- Development

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Open Future: Assessing and Adopting Open Source Technologies for Your Library

Open Source Software has many benefits for libraries: Compared to commercial products, it can reduce costs considerably and provide greater options for customization. Open Source products also often provide more niche, and more cutting-edge, technologies to libraries than slower-to-develop commercial products. To access these benefits, however, libraries need staff who can successfully assess and adopt relevant, up-to-date software, and have the skills necessary to customize and perform routine maintenance. This presentation will give attendees from all types of library the background and skills they need to understand, select, and maintain Open Source Software.