Open Source Software - Arctic Blast Workshop

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Presentation at the Northeast Library System Annual Winter Workshop held in Norfolk, NE, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.

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Open Source Software - Arctic Blast Workshop

  1. 1. Open Source Software Karen K. Hein University of Nebraska at Omaha khein@unomaha.edu | 402-554-3459 Northeast Library System Annual Winter Workshop Friday, February 20, 2009
  2. 2. What is Open Source? <ul><li>A design philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Usually covered by a Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually freely available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Free” as in a free kitten  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually offered “as is” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-ins, Standalone Software Packages (SSP) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages / Challenges <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free to obtain copies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rapid development </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent updates </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized support may be needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frequent updates </li></ul><ul><li>Here today, gone tomorrow </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creating Multimedia <ul><li>Audacity [SSP] Creation of audio files, including MP3 format with LAME encoder http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/ </li></ul><ul><li>MediaCoder [SSP] Converts audio / video files from one format to another http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Jing [SSP] Create tutorials and screencasts http://jingproject.com/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. MediaCoder Screenshot http://www.mediacoderhq.com/index.htm
  6. 6. Audacity Screenshot http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  7. 7. Jing Screenshot http://jingproject.com/
  8. 8. Office+ Functions <ul><li>OpenOffice [SSP] for Mac & PC Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, & more software http://www.openoffice.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>NeoOffice [SSP] for Mac Word processing, spreadsheet, & presentation software http://www.neooffice.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Scribus [SSP] for Mac & PC Desktop publishing software http://www.scribus.net/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. OpenOffice Screenshot http://www.openoffice.org/
  10. 10. NeoOffice Screenshot http://www.neooffice.org/
  11. 11. Scribus Screenshot
  12. 12. Painting / Drawing <ul><li>TuxPaint [SSP] for Mac and Windows Easy-to-Use; Marketed as software for children http://www.tuxpaint.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Gimp [SSP] for Windows Photoshop-like software http://www.gimp.org/windows/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. TuxPaint Screenshot http://www.tuxpaint.org/screenshots/showshot.php3?which=0
  14. 14. Gimp for Windows Screenshot http://www.gimp.org/windows/
  15. 15. Bibliographic Management Software <ul><li>Zotero [Firefox Plug-In] http://www.zotero.org </li></ul><ul><li>Text-Cite [SSP] http://textcite.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Zotero Screenshot http://www.zotero.org/
  17. 17. Text-Cite Screenshot http://textcite.sourceforge.net/
  18. 18. Web Stuff <ul><li>Content Management Systems (CMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal: http://www.drupal.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla: http://www.joomla.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plone: http://www.plone.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated Library Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Koha: http://www.koha.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evergreen: http://open-ils.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course / Learning Management Systems (LMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle: http://www.moodle.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Resources <ul><li>Open Source Initiative: http://www.opensource.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source 4 Libraries: http://www.oss4lib.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>SchoolForge http://www.schoolforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>SourceForge http://sourceforge.net/ </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions?
  21. 21. Karen K. Hein <ul><li>Instructor, Library Media / Library Science Education Program </li></ul><ul><li>University of Nebraska at Omaha </li></ul><ul><li>522D Kayser Hall </li></ul><ul><li>6001 Dodge Street 402.554.3459 </li></ul><ul><li>Omaha, NE 68182 [email_address] </li></ul>Copy of presentation available at http://www.slideshare.net/unokhein

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