What is Open Source <ul><li>The Cathedral and the Bazaar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric S. Raymond </li></ul></ul><ul><li>all ...
Ubuntu Philosophy <ul><li>At the core of the Ubuntu Philosophy are these core philosophical ideals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Howard County Library <ul><li>six library branches </li></ul><ul><li>over 5 million annual circulations </li></ul><ul><li>...
Emotional Turmoil
Discomfort <ul><li>We are information professionals; we must know it all </li></ul><ul><li>It has always been this way; ot...
We Must Know it All
Others Just Do Not Understand
Of Course it Will Fail
Open Source Community and the  Library Profession <ul><li>The library profession can learn from the open source community ...
New Partnership Meet your next partners in information management the open source community
Products to Try http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ http://openoffice.org/   http://wikipedia.com/
Places to Start <ul><li>http://hclibrary.org/oss2oss.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ubuntu.com </li></ul>
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Computers in Libraries 2008 - Open Source Solutions to Offer Superior Service

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Amy De Groff, Head of Library Technology Services at Howard County Public Library,talks about the many open source and open system solutions in use at Howard County Library, including but not limited to Open Office Firefox, Opera DeskNow, Joomla, and Koha. She discusses the project planning, training, outreach, and ongoing support involved in each deployment.

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Computers in Libraries 2008 - Open Source Solutions to Offer Superior Service

  1. 2. What is Open Source <ul><li>The Cathedral and the Bazaar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric S. Raymond </li></ul></ul><ul><li>all users have ideas which should be shared </li></ul><ul><li>software built and maintained by users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>strict contribution guidelines in place </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. Ubuntu Philosophy <ul><li>At the core of the Ubuntu Philosophy are these core philosophical ideals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every computer user should have the freedom to download, run, copy, distribute, study, share, change and improve their software for any purpose, without paying licensing fees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every computer user should be able to use their software in the language of their choice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every computer user should be given every opportunity to use software, even if they work under a disability </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Howard County Library <ul><li>six library branches </li></ul><ul><li>over 5 million annual circulations </li></ul><ul><li>superbly supportive customer community </li></ul><ul><li>300 customer computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><li>250 staff computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>215 are Linux </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Emotional Turmoil
  5. 6. Discomfort <ul><li>We are information professionals; we must know it all </li></ul><ul><li>It has always been this way; others just do not understand </li></ul><ul><li>It is a bad idea; of course it will fail </li></ul>
  6. 7. We Must Know it All
  7. 8. Others Just Do Not Understand
  8. 9. Of Course it Will Fail
  9. 10. Open Source Community and the Library Profession <ul><li>The library profession can learn from the open source community which is creating resources customers want and use </li></ul><ul><li>The open source community will benefit from the library profession's commitment to standards and service. </li></ul>
  10. 11. New Partnership Meet your next partners in information management the open source community
  11. 12. Products to Try http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ http://openoffice.org/ http://wikipedia.com/
  12. 13. Places to Start <ul><li>http://hclibrary.org/oss2oss.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ubuntu.com </li></ul>

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