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Using Free and Open Source Software to open data

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FOSS is becoming more widely used in libraries of all kinds. Open-source discovery layers and open-source LMSs can help libraries open up metadata and gain more control over library systems.

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Using Free and Open Source Software to open data

  1. 1. Using Free and Open Source Software to open data #ILI2015Simon Barron @SimonXIX
  2. 2. Logos courtesy of respective organisations.
  3. 3. Logo courtesy of the Kuali Foundation.@KualiOLE
  4. 4. VuFind logo designed by Ben Wiens. Provided by vufind.org. @VuFind
  5. 5. ““Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”.” Stallman, R., 2002. ‘Free Software Definition’ in Free software, free society: selected essays of Richard M. Stallman. Boston, MA: GNU Press.
  6. 6. “...while proprietary software suppliers enjoy the benefits of OSS themselves they’re not so keen on passing those freedoms onto us, libraries that buy their software and support services.” Preater, A., 2012. ‘Free and Open Source Software and distributed innovation’ on Ginformation Systems blog, 2012-12-01 <http://www. preater.com/2012/12/01/free-and-open-source-software-and- distributed-innovation/>
  7. 7. Logo courtesy of the Kuali Foundation.@KualiOLE
  8. 8. ariadne.ac.uk/issue74/barron Barron, S., 2015. ‘Implementing Kuali OLE at SOAS Library’ on Ariadne web magazine, 2015-06-29
  9. 9. VuFind logo designed by Ben Wiens. Provided by vufind.org. @VuFind
  10. 10. Logo courtesy of the SobekCM Repository Community. http://sobekrepository.org/
  11. 11. Lawson, S., Sanders, K., Smith, L., 2015. Commodification of the Information Profession: A Critique of Higher Education Under Neoliberalism. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3 (1): eP1182 <http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1182> For more info, please read:
  12. 12. Coleman, G., 2009. Code is Speech: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest among Free and Open Source Software Developers. Cultural Anthropology, 24(3): 420-454 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1548- 1360.2009.01036.x> DiBona, C., Ockman, S., & Stone, M., eds. 1999. Open sources: voices from the open source revolution. London: O’Reilly & Associates. Lawson, S., Sanders, K., Smith, L., 2015. Commodification of the Information Profession: A Critique of Higher Education Under Neoliberalism. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(1): eP1182 <http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1182> Marx, K., 1973. ‘The fragment on machines’ in Marx, K., 1973. Grundrisse (trans. M. Nicolaus), Harmondsworth: Penguin, pp. 690-712. Preater, A., 2012. ‘Free and Open Source Software and distributed innovation’ on Ginformation Systems blog, 2012-12-01 <http://www.preater.com/2012/12/01/free-and-open-source-software-and-distributed- innovation/> Stallman, R., 2002. Free software, free society: selected essays of Richard M. Stallman. Boston, MA.: GNU Press. Bibliography:

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