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    Open source software in Georgia Libraries Open source software in Georgia Libraries Presentation Transcript

    • Open Source Softwarein Georgia Libraries
      GLA webcast, Nov 17 2010
      Jason Puckett
      Georgia State University
      jasonpuckett.net
      adlibinstruction.blogspot.com
    • What is OSS?
      opensource.org/docs/definition.php
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/herzogbr/3993439584
    • Free as in beer (gratis)
      “Thanks for the Zotero info! I feel like I just stole something!” --GSU student
      Freeware ≠ Open Source
      Gift culture:
      Raymond, “Homesteading the Noosphere” http://catb.org/~esr/writings/homesteading/ homesteading/
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitzi/236037776/
    • Free as in speech (libre)
      The Free Software Definition
      http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/2699346313/
    • Free as in kittens
      Tech support
      Staff time and energy
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolescum/2725252651/
    • WordPress
      Firefox
      Apache
      MediaWiki
      Pidgin
      OSS you (probably) already use
      flickr.com/photos/ladymixy-uk/3650120464
      flickr.com/photos/ericmmartin/2985330439
      flickr.com/photos/teemow/29921948
      flickr.com/photos/chrissuderman/2870553192
      flickr.com/photos/shanecurcuru/1907321209
    • Audacity
      http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
      flickr.com/photos/byjuli/3505774941
    • LibX
      http://www.libx.org
      http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/databases/libx
    • Zotero
      Zotero.org
      Jason’s Zotero guide: research.library.gsu.edu/zotero
      (copy it)
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/duncan/3419193/
      flickr.com/photos/nirak/483369188
    • ReservesDirect
      reservesdirect.org
    • Evergreen
      open-ils.org
      544 libraries
      flickr.com/photos/tdeering/4273572576
    • OSS you might not be using (yet)
      OpenOffice.org
      ubuntu.com
      flickr.com/photos/frotzed/401501107
    • Q&A?
      All images I used in this presentation are Creative Commons licensed and are © their creators. I thank them for sharing their work on Flickr.
      creativecommons.org/about
      jasonpuckett.net
      flickr.com/photos/robertvega/3944132320