Documentation of technology practices using blog: case study of koha geek and linux halwa.
Documentation of technology
practices using blog: case study of
Koha geek and Linux Halwa.
Vimal Kumar V.
Mahatma Gandhi University Library
National Conference on Best Practices and Innovations in Library and Information Centres
Marian College Kuttikkanam
18-20 February 2016
Goal of the practice
Documentation of Open Source software implementation in
MG University Library,
Make available technology practices for future reference,
Commitment to Free Software community:
we share our knowledge, others can build up on and enjoy,
To Share knowledge with LIS community,
To enhance the reputation of organisation.
Documentation in library diary,
Documentation in blogs,
Sharing with community.
Impact of the practice
Availability of technology cookbook for the library,
Cost effective solution for future reference,
Greater visibility among LIS community,
Helpful to build network of technology experts and LIS professionals,
Feedback from readers give us more inspiration for innovation,
Healthy discussion leads to improvement of existing content,
Invitation to act as resource person for training programmes!!!
Attitude to share the knowledge,
Have a little free time,
Patience to reply blog comments,
Zero cost (Blogger is free)
Information and knowledge is for sharing,
Information and knowledge will obsolete fast,
If you don't share anything today, others will share the same tomorrow,
If you help others by sharing information/knowledge,
You can expect quick help from others in difficult times (Give and take policy).