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Open source in libraries : an introduction and overview

Poulter, Alan (2010) Open source in libraries : an introduction and overview. Library Review, 59 (9). pp. 655-661. ISSN 0024-2535

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of open source to a non-technical audience and give an overview of its current and potential applications in libraries.The paper is based on a literature review. Open source already aids libraries and has great potential but is hobbled by its intrinsically technical appeal. The paper makes observations about information technology trends which might affect the take up of open source and introduces open source comprehensively but succinctly.

Item type: Article
ID code: 31408
Keywords: library systems, computer software, public domain software, Library Science. Information Science, Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources, Computer software, Library and Information Sciences
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science
Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Science > Mathematics > Computer software
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 20:51
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 09:14
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31408

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