Open Source/Open Access                Freeware/SharewareTools For Libraries
http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn                        @cmairn
Agenda• Discover what open source, open  access, freeware, and shareware is.• Learn a variety of tools/services that you c...
According to the Open Source Initiative,“open source is a development method for software that harnesses the  power of dis...
Pick a Linux distribution that    best fits your needs.A distribution is an “operating system” that   also includes a coll...
I am currently using …       10.04 LTS (Long-term Support)          http://www.ubuntu.com
Use InfraRecorder to burn   the .ISO image file.  http://infrarecorder.org/
Use a LiveCD and try Linux before           installing it.
Having a LiveCD can help you gainaccess to a crashed non-Linux system!
Use                      VirtualBox                     to run Linux                        inside                     Win...
Use Wubi (Windows-    based UBuntu Installer)http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
Wubi will setup a dual boot system.
http://www.openoffice.org/
Open Access(OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal artic...
Development of open access                             Source: http://goo.gl/6S6ex
http://roar.eprints.org/
Every article that we publish is open-access, freely available online  for anyone to use. Sharing research encourages prog...
October 22-28th, 2012A global event, now in its 6th year, promoting OpenAccess as a new norm in scholarship and research. ...
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. It develops, supports, and stewards legal a...
Edit Wikipedia articles and include         library resources.
Also, watch for:Open TextbooksOpen Education Open Library
Source: http://goo.gl/RzpB0
Free Education For AllWhat is the library’s       role?
“The average college graduate has $24,000 ineducation-related debt. So we have two choices:  stop sending as many students...
Harvesting open education?
Free Learning Management Systems             http://coursekit.com/         http://www.joinopenclass.com              http:...
Promote DRM-free e-bookshttp://drmfree.calibre-ebook.com/   http://www.gutenberg.org/     http://overdrive.com/           ...
Are you currently weeding your physical collection? If yes! Then donate thesebooks to Open Library. More       information...
Shareware (trialware or demoware) … proprietary software that is provided to userswithout payment on a trial basis and is ...
http://www.tucows.com
http://download.cnet.com
Take advantage of the “cloud.”                Google Drive
FreewareSoftware that is available for use at no cost.Freeware might be distributed for a business orcommercial purpose in...
What is calibre?calibre is a “free and open source e-booklibrary management application developedby users of e-books for u...
What can calibre do?•   Manages your e-book collection.•   Converts many e-book formats.•   Syncs to a variety of e-reader...
calibre ResourcesGet calibre!http://calibre-ebook.com/downloadcalibre User Manual: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/calibre...
Download at http://goo.gl/zcYQK
http://sourceforge.net/
http://www.freewarefiles.com/
https://github.com/
http://handbrake.fr/                  http://www.realvnc.com/Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platformsoftware for re...
What are your favorite tools/services?
The Future is Open!Hatsune Miku, a "virtual idol, a holographic star" is a crowdsourced piece of                      soft...
Let’s   Hangout!gplus.to/chadmairn
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Open Source Software (OSS) is sometimes associated with Freeware and Shareware, but this webinar will eliminate that confusion and discuss the value of all three of these for your library. With libraries facing Draconian budget cuts it seems natural for them to select and use a variety of the above-mentioned software tools, but this frequently is not the case. Learn why in this presentation and leave with a jam-packed software toolbox.

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  1. 1. Open Source/Open Access Freeware/SharewareTools For Libraries
  2. 2. http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn @cmairn
  3. 3. Agenda• Discover what open source, open access, freeware, and shareware is.• Learn a variety of tools/services that you can use today in your library.• Share with the group your favorite tools/services.
  4. 4. According to the Open Source Initiative,“open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.” Source: http://www.opensource.org/
  5. 5. Pick a Linux distribution that best fits your needs.A distribution is an “operating system” that also includes a collection of software applications (e.g., word processors, spreadsheets, media players etc.) Check out Top Ten Distributions from Distrowatch.com
  6. 6. I am currently using … 10.04 LTS (Long-term Support) http://www.ubuntu.com
  7. 7. Use InfraRecorder to burn the .ISO image file. http://infrarecorder.org/
  8. 8. Use a LiveCD and try Linux before installing it.
  9. 9. Having a LiveCD can help you gainaccess to a crashed non-Linux system!
  10. 10. Use VirtualBox to run Linux inside Windows or OSXDownload VirtalBox at: www.virtualbox.org
  11. 11. Use Wubi (Windows- based UBuntu Installer)http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
  12. 12. Wubi will setup a dual boot system.
  13. 13. http://www.openoffice.org/
  14. 14. Open Access(OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access
  15. 15. Development of open access Source: http://goo.gl/6S6ex
  16. 16. http://roar.eprints.org/
  17. 17. Every article that we publish is open-access, freely available online for anyone to use. Sharing research encourages progress, fromprotecting the biodiversity of our planet to finding more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer. http://www.plos.org/
  18. 18. October 22-28th, 2012A global event, now in its 6th year, promoting OpenAccess as a new norm in scholarship and research. http://www.openaccessweek.org/
  19. 19. Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. It develops, supports, and stewards legal andtechnical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. Source: http://creativecommons.org/
  20. 20. Edit Wikipedia articles and include library resources.
  21. 21. Also, watch for:Open TextbooksOpen Education Open Library
  22. 22. Source: http://goo.gl/RzpB0
  23. 23. Free Education For AllWhat is the library’s role?
  24. 24. “The average college graduate has $24,000 ineducation-related debt. So we have two choices: stop sending as many students to college or make college more affordable.” Source: http://goo.gl/LTwFj
  25. 25. Harvesting open education?
  26. 26. Free Learning Management Systems http://coursekit.com/ http://www.joinopenclass.com http://moodle.org/
  27. 27. Promote DRM-free e-bookshttp://drmfree.calibre-ebook.com/ http://www.gutenberg.org/ http://overdrive.com/ http://openlibrary.org/
  28. 28. Are you currently weeding your physical collection? If yes! Then donate thesebooks to Open Library. More information at: http://openlibrary.org/
  29. 29. Shareware (trialware or demoware) … proprietary software that is provided to userswithout payment on a trial basis and is oftenlimited by any combination offunctionality, availability (it may be functionalfor a limited time period only), or convenience(the software may present a dialog at startup orduring usage, reminding the user to purchase it. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareware
  30. 30. http://www.tucows.com
  31. 31. http://download.cnet.com
  32. 32. Take advantage of the “cloud.” Google Drive
  33. 33. FreewareSoftware that is available for use at no cost.Freeware might be distributed for a business orcommercial purpose in the aim to expand themarket share of a "premium" product.Popular examples of closed-source freewareinclude Adobe reader and Skype. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware
  34. 34. What is calibre?calibre is a “free and open source e-booklibrary management application developedby users of e-books for users of e-books.” http://calibre-ebook.com/
  35. 35. What can calibre do?• Manages your e-book collection.• Converts many e-book formats.• Syncs to a variety of e-readers.• Downloads RSS feeds & converts to an e-book.• Comprehensive e-book viewer.• Content server for online access to your collection.
  36. 36. calibre ResourcesGet calibre!http://calibre-ebook.com/downloadcalibre User Manual: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/calibre: Watch it in action!http://calibre-ebook.com/democalibre MobileRead Forums:http://goo.gl/M9y0G
  37. 37. Download at http://goo.gl/zcYQK
  38. 38. http://sourceforge.net/
  39. 39. http://www.freewarefiles.com/
  40. 40. https://github.com/
  41. 41. http://handbrake.fr/ http://www.realvnc.com/Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platformsoftware for recording and editing sounds.http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ http://filezilla-project.org/
  42. 42. What are your favorite tools/services?
  43. 43. The Future is Open!Hatsune Miku, a "virtual idol, a holographic star" is a crowdsourced piece of software making it big in Japan.
  44. 44. Let’s Hangout!gplus.to/chadmairn
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