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  1. 1. Open Source Software For Library Services Dr. Sunita Barve Librarian National Centre for Radio Astrophysics PO Box 3, Pune Univ. Campus Pune – 411 007 Email : [email_address] NIA Workshop on Web Technology in Library Services, 24 th January 2011
  2. 2. Outline of the Talk <ul><li>Introduction
  3. 3. Open Source Software
  4. 4. Range of Open Source Software for Library Services
  5. 5. Future Challenges
  6. 6. Conclusion </li></ul>
  7. 7. Introduction <ul><li>Due to developments in computer technologies it is now possible to provide various library services to end users through web.
  8. 8. Various software are available to provide web based services.
  9. 9. These software are either commercial or open source. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Open Source Software Open source software are available free under open source license terms and conditions where source code of the software is available free to the end user for any developments, redistribution, customization . <ul><li> (As of February 2009, the SourceForge repository hosts more than 230,000 projects and has more than 2 million registered users).
  11. 11. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Categories of Software <ul><li>Library Automation Software
  13. 13. Library Website Management Software
  14. 14. Digital Library Software
  15. 15. Content Management Software
  16. 16. Document Editing Software (Text, Audio/Video, Text, PhotoEditing, Data Files etc.)
  17. 17. Conference Management System
  18. 18. Journal Management Software
  19. 19. E-Learning Management Software </li></ul>
  20. 20. Benefits of using OSS <ul><li>New versions of any OSS is available frequently if the group is active.
  21. 21. Mailing list of the OSS group is very supportive and for any query reply is sent quickly.
  22. 22. Data is secured and available with end users custody 100%. </li></ul>
  23. 23. List of Software <ul><li>OpenEya
  24. 24. Audacity
  25. 25. Zotero
  26. 26. Openoffice
  27. 27. Pdfjam
  28. 28. Httrack
  29. 29. Scribus </li></ul>
  30. 30. List of Software <ul><li>Drupal
  31. 31. DSpace
  32. 32. Koha
  33. 33. Next Generation OPACs
  34. 34. OJS
  35. 35. OCS
  36. 36. Moodle </li></ul>
  37. 37. OpenEya Software <ul><li>
  38. 38. openEyA allows to archive (in Flash format) and share (via web, zip) traditional scientific lectures and talks carried out using, chalkboards in classrooms and/or using modern presentations (PPT, PDF, animations, etc).
  39. 39. Works on Ubuntu Operating System. </li></ul>
  40. 42. Sample OpenEya <ul><li>Sample OpenEya - Example 1
  41. 43. Sample OpenEya Example 2 </li></ul>
  42. 44. Audacity <ul><li>
  43. 45. Audacity is free open source software for recording and editing sounds. Basically used in podcasting.
  44. 46. Audacity is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux. </li></ul>
  45. 47. Audacity
  46. 48. Zotero <ul><li>
  47. 49. Zotero is a free easy-to use citation management tool.
  48. 50. It helps you to collect, organize, cite and share your research sources. It lives right were you do your work – in the web browser (Mozilla Firefox) itself. </li></ul>
  49. 51. Zotero <ul><li>Zotero allow to grab books, articles, web pages, and whatever else you can find and allow to cite and then organize and annotate your items as well as allow to export citations into variety of style formats. </li></ul>
  50. 54. Zotero <ul><li>Zotero not only allow you to manage all your refereces as per different categories but as well allow you to upload the full text files along with each reference and these full text files get indexed so that you can search inside the pdf files as well.
  51. 55. Very powerful tool and easy to use tool. </li></ul>
  52. 56. Open Office <ul><li> ( )
  53. 57. 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
  54. 58. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format.
  55. 59. OO can read and write files from other common office software packages. </li></ul>
  56. 60. Open Office <ul><li>Allow to export any ppt, word, excel files into PDF format with one click.
  57. 61. Easy to create brochures, html pages in OO.
  58. 62. Openoffice works on windows, linux.
  59. 63. OO has better way of handling special characters.
  60. 64. OO has grammar checking feature.
  61. 65. Excel sheet has now 1 million rows. </li></ul>
  62. 66. Popular OSS Tools <ul><li>Web Browsers : Firefox(W/L), Galeon(L), Iceweasel(L), Konqueror(L), Opera(L) etc.
  63. 67. For managing and editing image files one can use GIMP(W/L), F-Spot(L), krita(L), imagemagick(W/L), Inkscape(L), Karbon(L). </li></ul>
  64. 68. OSS Tools <ul><li>Web Page Design : Kompozer(W/L), Aptana Studio 3(L), Quanta(L), Bluefish(L/W), Screem(L) .
  65. 69. CD-ROM/DVD Writers : k3b(L), Brasero(L), gnomebaker(L), X-CD-Roast(L), ECLiPt Roaster(L) </li></ul>
  66. 70. OSS Tools <ul><li>To edit, combine and manage several PDF files : pdfedit, pdfjam, pdfjoin, pdf90, pdf180, etc. These tools work on Linux and very useful tool to edit any pdf file join number of PDF files into one PDF, rotate PDF file particular pages etc. </li></ul>
  67. 71. OSS Tools <ul><li>Audio/Video Players : vlc(W/L), mplayer(W/L), Kaffeine(L), Real Player(W/M), Totem(L), xine(L)
  68. 72. Video Editing : Avidemux(L/W), Blender(W/L), Kino(L), Audacity(W/L), Pitivi(L) </li></ul>
  69. 73. OSS Tools <ul><li>To copy complete web site to your local machine httrack (W/L) is a good tool. </li><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  70. 74. Scribus <ul><li>
  71. 75. Works on Linux as well as Windows.
  72. 76. Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK colors, spot color support, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.
  73. 77. It is an application designed to do page layout, such applications are more commonly known as Desktop Publishing (DTP) programs. These programs give users great flexibility in placing objects like photos, logos, text frames and shapes in an exact position and orientation with great precision. </li></ul>
  74. 78. Drupal Content Management System <ul><li>
  75. 79. Drupal is a content management system software used all over the world to build dynamic web sites either of an institute or of a library.
  76. 80. Drupal 7, is friendly and powerful content management platform for building nearly any kind of website: from blogs, RSS Feeds and micro-sites to collaborative social communities .
  77. 81. 7.19 million web sites are built using Drupal software as of July 2010 data. </li></ul>
  78. 82. Drupal <ul><li>In a CMS, data can be defined as nearly anything: documents, movies, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, etc.
  79. 83. Drupal supports handling of huge amounts of traffic as well as supports handling large amounts of documents which can be anything.
  80. 84. It is a system that help to organize, acquire, store, index, retrieve and make available contents through web. </li></ul>
  81. 85. Drupal <ul><li>With a CMS, users can create and import content with a very low technical knowledge.
  82. 86. One can quickly create forms that take the style HTML and you don’t have to fight the HTML.
  83. 87. Drupal supports classifying all contents, organize entire site, cross-post stories, blog entries, etc.
  84. 88. It has built in RSS feeds support. </li></ul>
  85. 89. Drupal <ul><li>It is easy to share photos, videos with Drupal.
  86. 90. It allow to take user polls easily.
  87. 91. End users can create their blogs easily with drupal installation.
  88. 92. Most of the web 2.0 tools are by default available in Drupal software. </li></ul>
  89. 93. Drupal <ul><li>It also allows to creat a library catalog by importing MARC records.
  90. 94. It allow to manage and display lists of scholarly publications bibTex/Endnote Import/Export.
  91. 95. Allow to publish book reivew. </li></ul>
  92. 96. Drupal <ul><li>Drupal uses a classification system for all content in its system that can allow you to place content virtually anywhere on the site at any given time.
  93. 97. It is possible to generate discussion forums, generate photo albums , in Drupal. </li></ul>
  94. 98. Drupal Technology <ul><li>Apache Web Server
  95. 99. PHP
  96. 100. MySQL Database Management Server </li></ul>
  97. 104. DSpace Open Source Software <ul><li>
  98. 105. Works on Windows/Linux.
  99. 106. DSpace is an open source digital repository software.
  100. 107. It allows to archive any digital document with search and browse feature.
  101. 108. All over world many libraries are creating their digital libraries/institutional repositories/digital archives using Dspace. </li></ul>
  102. 109. DSpace Open Source Software
  103. 110. Koha Open Source Software <ul><li>
  104. 111. Works on Windows/Linux.
  105. 112. Koha is an integrated library management software. Which includes acquisitions, cataloguing, serial control, circulation and web opac modules.
  106. 113. It is developed using international standards and it has large installation base.
  107. 114. In India many libraries from public libraries to special libraries have implemented Koha. </li></ul>
  108. 115. Koha Features <ul><li>Multilingual Support
  109. 116. RFID Support
  110. 117. For many library locations one installation of Koha.
  111. 118. Barcode printing of books and library user cards.
  112. 119. MARC 21 for cataloguing.
  113. 120. Easy to download record from library of congress and upload in local koha installation. </li></ul>
  114. 123. Koha Open Source Software <ul><li>It allows all new features and is one of the good option for libraries to automate their library holdings data.
  115. 124. DRTC Bangalore has created a LiveCD of Koha and Dspace with Ubuntu preinstalled. For any queries relating to this LiveCD write to [email_address] OR [email_address] OR </li></ul>
  116. 125. Next Generation OPACs <ul><li>The newest generation of library catalog systems are distinguished from earlier OPACs by their use of more sophisticated search technologies </li><ul><li>including relevancy ranking
  117. 126. faceted search
  118. 127. Spell Checking
  119. 128. Users who borrowed this also borrowed
  120. 129. Allow users to write reviews, initiate discussions, post comments etc. </li></ul></ul>
  121. 130. Next Generation OPACs <ul><ul><li>Highly-scalable software
  122. 131. find library materials (the materials may be
  123. 132. from online databases, digital libraries, library OPACs, customized databases etc.),
  124. 133. help libraries manage, catalog, and circulate materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries. </li></ul></ul>
  125. 134. Next Generation OPACs <ul><li>Amazon like contents
  126. 135. RSS feeds, comments, reviews, ratings and tag clouds
  127. 136. User ratings
  128. 137. Bookmark & share
  129. 138. TOC, Summary of the book & visual display to narrow down results </li></ul>
  130. 140. Next Generation OPACs <ul><li>Vufind ( )
  131. 141. Evergreen ( )
  132. 142. Blacklight ( )
  133. 143. SOPAC ( )
  134. 144. XC (eXtensibleCatalog)
  135. 145. Scriblio(WPopac) ( )
  136. 146. LibraryFind ( )
  137. 147. Rapi ( ) </li></ul>
  138. 148. Open Conference System <ul><li>
  139. 149. create a conference Web site
  140. 150. compose and send a call for papers
  141. 151. electronically accept paper and abstract submissions
  142. 152. allow paper submitters to edit their work
  143. 153. post conference proceedings and papers in a searchable format
  144. 154. post, if you wish, the original data sets
  145. 155. Register participants
  146. 156. integrate post-conference online discussion </li></ul>
  147. 157. Open Journal System <ul><li>
  148. 158. Online submission and management of all journal related contents.
  149. 159. Subscription module with delayed open access options.
  150. 160. Comprehensive indexing of content part of global system.
  151. 161. Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors' choice.
  152. 162. Email notification and commenting ability for readers. </li></ul>
  153. 163. E-Learning Software <ul><li>Moodle (
  154. 164. Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. </li></ul>
  155. 165. Challenges for Libraries/Librarians <ul><li>Physical visits to libraries.
  156. 166. Copyright issues.
  157. 167. Technological obsolescence.
  158. 168. Small publishers merging with big publishers.
  159. 169. Keeping license aggrements of online journals.
  160. 170. Archiving digital contents. </li></ul>
  161. 171. User Expectations <ul><li>With exponential growth of information user expectations are growing and more and more “personalized” services are required by users and there is a great opportunity available for librarians to play a leading role in organizing and presenting filtered digital information. </li></ul>
  162. 172. Conclusion <ul><li>Open source, offers new opportunities. But it also raises a number of challenges for the information and library community. </li></ul>
  163. 173. Conclusion <ul><li>Create open access digital repositories/digital libraries/institutional repositories.
  164. 174. Preferably use open source software (Use LINUX any flavor such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, SuSE, CentOS, Mandrake, Gentoo, Skackware etc. ).
  165. 175. Use open standards & open formats for data preservation.
  166. 176. Update digital contents with current hardware and software for 100% preservation and retrieval. </li></ul>
  167. 178. Thank You! Have a Wonderful Workshop!