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Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

Practical Open Source Software for Libraries
  • Author : Nicole Engard
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 September 2010
  • ISBN : 1780630433
  • Pages : 268 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 ratings
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Open source refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. This means libraries gain more flexibility and freedom than with software purchased with license restrictions. Both the open source community and the library world live by the same rules and principles. Practical Open Source Software for Libraries explains the facts and dispels myths about open source. Chapters introduce librarians to open source and what it means for libraries. The reader is provided with links to a toolbox full of freely available open source products to use in their libraries. Provides a toolbox of practical software that librarians can use both inside and out of the library Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience with open source software both in and out of the library community Includes real life examples from libraries and librarians of all types and locations


Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

Practical Open Source Software for Libraries
  • Author : Nicole Engard
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 September 2010
GET THIS BOOKPractical Open Source Software for Libraries

Open source refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. This means libraries gain more flexibility and freedom than with software purchased with license restrictions. Both the open source community and the library world live by the same rules and principles. Practical Open Source Software for Libraries explains the facts and dispels myths about open source. Chapters introduce librarians to open source and what it means for libraries. The reader


Open Source for Business

Open Source for Business
  • Author : Heather Meeker
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 04 April 2017
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Heather Meeker's Open Source for Business is a practical, readable guide to help businesspeople, engineers, and lawyers understand open source software licensing. Based on the author's twenty years as an attorney working at the crossroads of intellectual property and technology, this guide explains the legal and technical principles behind open source licensing so you can make the right decisions for your business. It offers tips on using open source, contributing to open source projects, and releasing your own open source


Adopting Open Source Software

Adopting Open Source Software
  • Author : Brian Fitzgerald,Jay P. Kesan,Barbara Russo,Maha Shaikh,Giancarlo Succi
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 14 October 2011
GET THIS BOOKAdopting Open Source Software

A rich case-study analysis of open source software adoption by public organizations in different countries and settings. Government agencies and public organizations often consider adopting open source software (OSS) for reasons of transparency, cost, citizen access, and greater efficiency in communication and delivering services. Adopting Open Source Software offers five richly detailed real-world case studies of OSS adoption by public organizations. The authors analyze the cases and develop an overarching, conceptual framework to clarify the various enablers and inhibitors of


Open Source Software in Life Science Research

Open Source Software in Life Science Research
  • Author : Lee Harland,Mark Forster
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 October 2012
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The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety of situations and applications. To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition - high quality software at a very attractive price. Open source software in life science research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems. The book is divided into four


Producing Open Source Software

Producing Open Source Software
  • Author : Karl Fogel
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release : 07 October 2005
GET THIS BOOKProducing Open Source Software

The corporate market is now embracing free, "open source" software like never before, as evidenced by the recent success of the technologies underlying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Each is the result of a publicly collaborative process among numerous developers who volunteer their time and energy to create better software. The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide



Emerging Technologies for Librarians

Emerging Technologies for Librarians
  • Author : Sharon Q Yang,LiLi Li
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 28 November 2015
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Emerging Technologies for Librarians: A Practical Approach to Innovation focuses on the practical applications of emerging technologies in libraries, defining the technologies in the context of their use in real situations. Each chapter includes an overview of the use of emerging technologies in a particular work area that is followed by a list of relevant applications. Chapters cover work areas such as advertising, distance learning, metadata. and digital libraries, and also focus on applications, including mobile computing and web conferencing,


Multitool Linux

Multitool Linux
  • Author : Michael Schwarz
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release : 01 January 2002
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This volume details the wider use of Linux. It provides a table at the front of each chapter to enumerate the software discussed in that chapter, which of the seven major Linux distributions include each package and and the URLs of the software's home page and download page.


Practical Data Science for Information Professionals

Practical Data Science for Information Professionals
  • Author : David Stuart
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release : 24 July 2020
GET THIS BOOKPractical Data Science for Information Professionals

Practical Data Science for Information Professionals provides an accessible introduction to a potentially complex field, providing readers with an overview of data science and a framework for its application. It provides detailed examples and analysis on real data sets to explore the basics of the subject in three principle areas: clustering and social network analysis; predictions and forecasts; and text analysis and mining. As well as highlighting a wealth of user-friendly data science tools, the book also includes some example


Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices

Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices
  • Author : Christina D. Mune
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 31 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKLibraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices

Using practical examples from librarians in the field, this book lays out current issues in online learning and teaches librarians how to adapt a variety of library services—including instruction, reference, and collection development—to online education. Recent studies highlighting the challenges faced by online learners show that skills librarians are uniquely qualified to teach, such as information and digital literacy and source evaluation, can improve academic performance in online courses and enhance the online learning experience. Just as embedded


Open Source Security Tools

Open Source Security Tools
  • Author : Tony Howlett
  • Publisher : Pearson P T R
  • Release : 06 March 2021
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An introduction to Open source security tools covers such topics as installing an open source firewall, using sniffers and network-intrusion systems, scanning ports, and encrypting communications.


Intellectual Property and Open Source

Intellectual Property and Open Source
  • Author : Van Lindberg
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release : 15 July 2008
GET THIS BOOKIntellectual Property and Open Source

"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals


Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

Open Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians
  • Author : Laura Bowering Mullen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 December 2009
GET THIS BOOKOpen Access and its Practical Impact on the Work of Academic Librarians

This book is aimed at the practicing academic librarian, especially those working on the ‘front lines’ of reference, instruction, collection development, and other capacities that involve dealing directly with library patrons in a time of changing scholarly communication paradigms. The book looks at open access from the perspective of a practicing academic librarian and challenges fellow librarians to continue the dialogue about how the movement might be affecting day-to-day library work and the future of academic libraries. Written by a


Open Source Archaeology

Open Source Archaeology
  • Author : Andrew T. Wilson,Ben Edwards
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 30 November 2015
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This edited volume is designed to discuss important issues around open access to data and software in academic and commercial archaeology, as well as to summarise both the current state of theoretical engagement, and technological development in the field of open-archaeology.


How to Build a Digital Library

How to Build a Digital Library
  • Author : Ian H. Witten,David Bainbridge,David M. Nichols
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release : 09 November 2009
GET THIS BOOKHow to Build a Digital Library

How to Build a Digital Library reviews knowledge and tools to construct and maintain a digital library, regardless of the size or purpose. A resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put this powerful tool to work in their burgeoning information treasuries. The Second Edition reflects developments in the field as well as in the Greenstone Digital Library open source software. In Part I, the authors have added an entire new chapter on user groups, user support, collaborative browsing,