The library community is a buzz about open source software. Open source usually refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. Make sense? Probably not! Would it help if you knew that open source is not just about programming, but about following a philosophy?
Still confused? Not surprising. What will open source mean to our libraries? More flexibility and freedom than software purchased with license restrictions. This is an important path for libraries to consider. Why open source? Because both the open source community and the library world live by the same rules and principles.
Nicole Engard will give you the facts and dispel myths about open source. This presentation will not only introduce librarians to what open source is and what it means for libraries, but also provide attendees with links to a toolbox full of freely available open source products to use in their libraries.
Free to staff in Florida libraries. Priority will be given to TBLC members.