The coming open source revolution (in your local libraries)

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This presentation shows how Hood River County's libraries are using open source software to deliver better service for their patrons. It covers how they're moving their public computers over to a Linux environment, discusses the open source integrated library system Evergreen, and shows other open source software being used.

This presentation was last given at the Gorge Technology Alliance Geek Lunch on February 21, 2012.

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The coming open source revolution (in your local libraries)

  1. 1. The coming open source revolution (In your local libraries) Presented by: Buzzy Nielsen Library Director This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 AttributionFebruary 21, 2012 United States license. http://www.creativecommons.org
  2. 2. A philosophical match “Free softwareTo understand the not price. is a matter of liberty, concept, you should think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer. ” Source: Richard Stallman, "The Free Software Definition" (GNU Project)
  3. 3. A philosophical match We want the information in our libraries to be freely available. Why shouldnt our software be as well?
  4. 4. stLinux Mint 12 - A 21 century OS
  5. 5. stLinux Mint 12 - A 21 century OS
  6. 6. stLinux Mint 12 - A 21 century OS
  7. 7. But you can still go old school
  8. 8. Why were switching Reason #1 – Philosophy Reason #2 – Cost Reason #3 – Efficiency Reason #4 – Adaptability Reason #5 – Features Reason # 6 – Security Comic source: http://xkcd.com/149/
  9. 9. A new public computing experience
  10. 10. The basics Firefox Nautilus (web browser) (file manager) Public Fox BlockSite Writer Calc Impress Draw (word processor) (spreadsheets) (presentations) (design program)
  11. 11. The fun stuff Banshee VLC GIMP (music player) (media player) (image editor) Calibre Brasero (ebook manager) (burning utility)
  12. 12. Firefox kiosks Self checkout station Catalog station
  13. 13. Evergreen integrated library system
  14. 14. Customer relationship database
  15. 15. + sophisticated inventory management
  16. 16. Open source adaptability
  17. 17. Open source CMS - Plinkit
  18. 18. Open source CMS - Plinkit
  19. 19. And on the backend - Wine
  20. 20. Pidgin and XMPP
  21. 21. Coming soon
  22. 22. Thank you View this presentation online: http://www.slideshare.net/hrcldThis presentation was made using open source software: Linux Mint LibreOffice Chromium GIMP ShutterOperating system Impress Web browser Image editor Screenshot utility Presentation program

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