Selection and Management of Open Source Software in Libraries

Vimal Kumar, V. Selection and Management of Open Source Software in Libraries., 2007 . In CALIBER 2007, Chandigarh (India), 8-10 February 2007. [Conference paper]


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Open source software was a revolutionary concept among computer programmers and users. To a certain extent open source solutions could provide an alternative solution to costly commercial software. 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 problems of selection, installation and maintenance of open source library software.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: open source software, open source movement, library automation systems, library technology, information technology
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LQ. Library automation systems.
Depositing user: Vimal Kumar V.
Date deposited: 14 Feb 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:06


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