Open source software and libraries

Randhawa, Sukhwinder Open source software and libraries., 2008 . In Trends and Strategic Issues for Libraries in Global Information Society, Chandigarh, India, 18-19 March 2008. [Conference paper]


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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 advantages of open source software for automation and hence are reluctant to use it. They do not have the expertise to support open source software. Paper highlights major open source library software.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: open source software, open source movement, library technology, information technology
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LN. Data base management systems.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
L. Information technology and library technology > LJ. Software.
Depositing user: Sukhwinder Randhawa
Date deposited: 02 Sep 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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