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As presented by me at Computers in Libraries 2010.

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  • 1. OPEN SOURCE TOOLS Links: http://delicious.com/nengard/osstools Nicole C. Engard Director of Open Source Education ByWater Solutions nengard@bywatersolutions.com http://web2learning.net http://delicious.com/nengard/opensource
  • 2. THE ONES YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT FireFox www.firefox.com OpenOffice www.openoffice.org Linux / Ubuntu www.ubuntu.org
  • 3. THE ONES YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT Koha ILS http://koha-community.org Evergreen ILS http://open-ils.org
  • 4. SCRIBUS DESKTOP PUBLISHING www.scribus.net Create: Newsletters Signs Flyers
  • 5. DIMDIM WEB CONFERENCING www.dimdim.com Host meetings online Voice over IP Share Screens
  • 6. SONGBIRD MUSIC LIBRARY/PLAYER www.songbird.com From Mozilla (like Firefox) Play Windows & Apple Formats Get plugins to extend functionality
  • 7. CAMSTUDIO SCREENCASTING www.camstudio.org Windows Only Record video tutorials Record audio from your speakers
  • 8. SIWAPP INVOICING www.siwapp.org Runs behind your firewall Generate invoices in PDF Track payments & due dates
  • 9. LIMESURVEY WEB SURVEYS www.limesurvey.org Hosted on your servers Unlimited questions Unlimited surveys Multi-language surveys
  • 10. LIBKI PUBLIC PC MANAGEMENT www.libki.org Designed by a librarian Web-based admin area Manage library computer users Manage library patron’s time on computers
  • 11. ZOTERO CITATION MANAGEMENT www.zotero.org Citations stored in Firefox & on the web Shared libraries Online groups Generate bibliographies with a couple clicks Online PDF storage for full text Awesome Guide: research.library.gsu.edu/zotero
  • 12. PIDGIN INSTANT MESSAGING www.pidgin.im Login to multiple IM Accounts Custom away messages Typing notification
  • 13. LIBSTATS REFERENCE STATISTICS code.google.com/p/libstats/ Track reference questions Build a knowledgebase Data on your servers
  • 14. JOOMLA / DRUPAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT joomla.org / drupal.org Manage your library website Manage your library intranet Easy to use interfaces Professional support available Library Communities: drupalib.interoperating.info www.joomlainlibrary.com
  • 15. WORDPRESS BLOGGING / CMS www.wordpress.org Blogging platform Can we used to run your entire library site or intranet Famous 5 minute install! Library Community: wp4lib.bluwiki.com
  • 16. OMEKA ONLINE EXHIBITS www.omeka.org Professional-looking online exhibits for your digital collections Tagging and RSS feeds Multiple themes
  • 17. VUFIND OPAC www.vufind.org
  • 18. SOPAC2 OPAC www.thesocialopac.net
  • 19. BLACKLIGHT OPAC http://rubyforge.org/projects/blacklight/
  • 20. SCRIBLIO OPAC http://about.scriblio.net
  • 21. RESERVESDIRECT COURSE RESERVES www.reservesdirect.org Instructors & librarians can manage course reserves Integrates into library catalog
  • 22. THANK YOU Links: http://delicious.com/nengard/osstools Nicole C. Engard Director of Open Source Education ByWater Solutions nengard@bywatersolutions.com http://web2learning.net http://delicious.com/nengard/opensource