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Did someone say “Free Beer”?!

Pattern, David (2009) Did someone say “Free Beer”?! In: Open Source: “Free Speech, Free Beer and Free Kittens!”, 26 June 2009, University of Huddersfield. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

How much of an impact is OS software, such as VuFind, and the more flexible licensing models, such as Open Data Commons, having within the library world?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: About the event: It seems that everyone’s heard about Open Source Library Management Systems (OS LMS), such as Koha and Evergreen, but most of us don’t really know how viable a solution they would be for a UK library. What are the benefits and disadvantages? How “fully featured” are they? What are the true costs of supporting “free” software? As well as giving you an opportunity to find out more about Koha and Evergreen, the event will explore some of the wider issues surrounding Open Source software and non-traditional copyright licences. This event will be useful for any library staff who are interested in learning about Open Source software or who want to find out more about the two main OS LMS products.
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: Computing and Library Services
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2009 12:08
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2009 12:08
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4850

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