Picture of a black hole

Strathclyde Open Access research that creates ripples...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde physicists involved in observing gravitational waves and black hole mergers as part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - but also other internationally significant research from the Department of Physics. Discover why Strathclyde's physics research is making ripples...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

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

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

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.