Explains the history and ethos of open source Takes participants on a short guided tour of open source exemplars that encourage participation and engagement and that build digital communities Highlights platforms that would be useful the arts and cultural sectors to use Demonstrates quick builds with open source tools Workshop objectives To raise sector awareness of digital opportunities for engagement To increase sector skills and knowledge about uses of digital platforms in and for the arts To demystify open source and encourage its use by arts stakeholders
Today’s session looks at
Open-source software (OSS) is computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software. Some open source licenses meet the requirements of the Open Source Definition. Some open source software is available within the public domain. Open source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example of open-source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open content movements. The difference between free software and open source is that open source software license allows modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software.
Let’s look at some of the freely available open source products that you might be able to use for your own
Audacity is a great open source product for recording and editing audio Ok so perhaps you want to create some podcasts, experiment with some sound recording or creating a track for your movie maker creation then Audacity can assist. There are great tutorials on the Audacity website To export files in MP3 format you will need to download another product
To export files from Audacity in MP3 format you will need to download another product Another open source product
The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, http://www.flickr.com/commons/
Ok so you to use creative commons licence stuff? How do you acknowledge the original content Heres a great tool to ensure you give credit where credit is due! Download the addon to your Morzilla, Opera or Chrome browser That’s why we’re building Open Attribute, a suite of tools that makes it ridiculously simple for anyone to copy and paste the correct attribution for any CC licensed work. These tools will query the metadata around a CC-licensed object and produce a properly formatted attribution that users can copy and paste wherever they need to.
Have you got some creative students who could put their artisitic or it skills to good use Libraryhack is a mashup and apps competition using data from Australian and New Zealand libraries. There are great prizes to win for the best entries. From February 8, 2011 you can enter the ideas competition by submitting your ideas for mashups and apps using library data. The Libraryhack competition will be held in May 2011 with mashup and hack events held across Australia.
Activities at the State Library Follow on twitter
Twitter has grown up and is no longer about what you had for breakfast. Being selective about who you follow allows you to create your own personal learning network Don’t know who to follow? Start with people you know and look at who they follow Connect with people you liked at conferences – see who they follow Connect with public institutions like libraries, museums or educational institutions – see who they follow Regularly check your twitter feeds Want to use twitter for your school this article is worth a read http://www.schneiderb.com/howto-start-using-twitter-for-your-school/#dsq-add-new-comment
Here are a few tips on how to use Twitter to foster a strong local network: Be genuine and let your personality shine through. Show your appreciation for local Twitter friends with re-tweets and feature your local favorites on a Follow Friday(#FF) list. Think of Twitter almost like a chat room – respond and add your own input to what your friends have to say. Use the Twitter lists feature to organize your favorite local ―tweeps‖. You can break down your lists even further if you’d like, with separate lists for local friends, media and businesses to collaborate with. Use applications like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck to organize your lists and search for keywords relevant to your area. I have Twitter streams set up in Hootsuite for key terms like ―NOLA‖ and ―New Orleans‖ to alert me to tweets by new people who I might be interested in following and connecting with
Widget Box is an open source product where you can develop your own widgets, apps and ads. Flite is a cloud-based ad platform that enables marketers to improve brand recall and purchase intent. Today’s best company websites include live content, social media connectors, mobile delivery, and rich engagement metrics, however, the functionality of their ads pales in comparison. Unlike rich media vendors, the Flite platform allows marketers to produce ads that express the power of their brand as effectively as the brand’s website. With Flite, marketers receive up to a 10x increase in ROI on their brand spend with ads developed in 1/10th the time. This is no longer free to use, which is disappointing, however this is a great platform for the development of widgets You can also seek out widgets to use in your own home page such as google or your web page
A feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network Tumbler is
WordPress is a popular open source blogging platform you have the option of setting up a WordPress blog on your own server (for free) or creating a WordPress-hosted blog at WordPress.com . Thanks to an absolutely enormous community of followers and developers, WordPress has themes, plug-ins, and gadgets of all stripes The Edge our digital cultural centre has their web page set up using a word press blog
Personal accounts are optimized for individuals, not artists, businesses, or brands. Facebook Pages allow artists, businesses, and brands to showcase their work and interact with fans. These pages come pre-installed with custom functionality designed for each category. For example, a band Page has a music player, video player, discography, reviews, tour dates, a discussion board that the artists can take advantage of. Third party developers will also build an array of applications that they will compete for Page Admins to add to their Pages. Facebook Pages are also not subject to a fan limit and can automatically accept fan requests. /help/?faq=12808
Create your own word clouds, might be good to use in English to examine a piece of text and what words were used most, then perhaps find the meaning http://www.wordle.net/
Although this site is NSW focused there is some great information using government data that relates to Australian History http://www.atlas.nsw.gov.au/public/nsw/home/topic/history-and-exploration.html
http://www.tubechop.com/ TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it. You can add sections of video to each other. – Of course videos must be labeled for reuse and editing but there are many!
So you’ve heard of teachers using blogs and wikis as classroom assessment tools but you have no idea how to use one let alone the difference, where can you find out?
For those with limited knowledge of web 2.0 The State Library of Queensland has developed an online course Looking @ 2.0 it is a free, online course and designed to help you navigate through the world of online technologies without having to subscribe to any of the sites included in the program. You will need to enrol for the program. Keep up with your kids, find new resources and learn how to stay safe online. The next round of this program starts on the 27 th april this year with 11 modules including one on digital preservation and one on apps We do provide certificates of completion of modules if requested, we can check which modules people have completed Oh and there are great prizes including two ipads!
http://www.ted.com/ Inspiring speakers from around the world on many topics – some excellent primary and secondary resources
Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. Although this report focuses on higher ed it is a great way to keep up with what technology is becoming popular. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less Electronic Books Mobiles Time to adoption: Two to Three Years Augmented Reality Game-based Learning Time to adoption: Four to Five Years Gesture-based Computing Learning Analytics http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4309793254/
RSS Feeds Blogs Newsletters E-lists Bookmarking sites Show Diigo site
Stay Smart online has a wealth of information about all types of activities undertaken on computers. Great videos, factsheets and other information A government site it errs on the side of caution – decide what’s right for you!
Free Internet safety kit a parent’s guide to internet safety is available for downloading from Cybersmart.gov.au Provides assistance with how to talk with young people.
Decide what you need then select the platform = don’t decide on something then try and fit it to your needs Find out as much as you can and not just from the IT gurus – get the opinion of others in your community
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Open Source Tools Linda Barron April 2011
Today’s Session <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and some suggested uses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overwhelmed? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion time </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Open_Source_Initiative_keyhole.svg
Open Source Software Defined <ul><li>Available in source code form </li></ul><ul><li>Software license permits users to change, improve and distribute the software </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily available in the public domain </li></ul><ul><li>Often developed in public and collaborative manner </li></ul>
Facebook <ul><li>Facebook has been developed from the ground up using open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Source http://developers.facebook.com/opensource/ </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook shares developer tools and infrastructure </li></ul>
Tips <ul><li>Decide what you need then select the platform </li></ul><ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your user name </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be boring and predictable </li></ul><ul><li>Invest adequate time to whatever you choose </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4309793254/
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