4/8/2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
The library community is a buzz about open source software (OSS). What will it mean to our libraries? Would it help if you knew that it is not just about programming, but a philosophy? This class will review with you the facts about OSS by not only introducing you to what OSS is and what it means for libraries but by providing you with a toolbox of open source applications you can use at your library. This session is a continuation of Open Source Tools for Libraries offered in February 2014 and will introduce you to even more tools than last time!
Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her primary role at ByWater Solutions is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website "What I Learned Today..." (www.web2learning.net) and volunteers as a community moderator on opensource.com. In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,” a book published by Information Today, Inc. and in 2010 she authored “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries,” a book published by Chandos Inc. and in 2012 the second edition of "The Accidental Systems Librarian" which she worked on with Rachel Singer Gordon was released.
Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.