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Open source software in Georgia Libraries

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Presentation given for Georgia Library Association, November 17, 2010.

Presentation given for Georgia Library Association, November 17, 2010.

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  • 1. Open Source Softwarein Georgia Libraries
    GLA webcast, Nov 17 2010
    Jason Puckett
    Georgia State University
    jasonpuckett.net
    adlibinstruction.blogspot.com
  • 2. What is OSS?
    opensource.org/docs/definition.php
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/herzogbr/3993439584
  • 3. 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/
  • 4. Free as in speech (libre)
    The Free Software Definition
    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/2699346313/
  • 5. Free as in kittens
    Tech support
    Staff time and energy
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolescum/2725252651/
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Audacity
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    flickr.com/photos/byjuli/3505774941
  • 8. LibX
    http://www.libx.org
    http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/databases/libx
  • 9. 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
  • 10. ReservesDirect
    reservesdirect.org
  • 11. Evergreen
    open-ils.org
    544 libraries
    flickr.com/photos/tdeering/4273572576
  • 12. OSS you might not be using (yet)
    OpenOffice.org
    ubuntu.com
    flickr.com/photos/frotzed/401501107
  • 13. 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