Skip to main content

Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

  • 1st Edition - September 22, 2010
  • Author: Nicole Engard
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 0 6 3 - 0 4 3 - 4

Open source refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. This means libraries gain more flexibility and freedom than with… Read more

Practical Open Source Software for Libraries

Purchase options

Limited Offer

Save 50% on book bundles

Immediately download your ebook while waiting for your print delivery. No promo code is needed.

Book bundle cover eBook and print

Institutional subscription on ScienceDirect

Request a sales quote
Open source refers to an application whose source code is made available for use or modification as users see fit. This means libraries gain more flexibility and freedom than with software purchased with license restrictions. Both the open source community and the library world live by the same rules and principles. Practical Open Source Software for Libraries explains the facts and dispels myths about open source. Chapters introduce librarians to open source and what it means for libraries. The reader is provided with links to a toolbox full of freely available open source products to use in their libraries.