The program information and registration page are ready for the NERCOMP Library/IT workshop on Open Source at: http://www.nercomp.org/sigs/libit/401libit/opensourceschedule.html
Title of the workshop: WHAT DOES OPEN SOURCE HAVE TO DO WITH LIBRARIES?
Plus a special Hands-on Training Workshop the next day
(space very limited for the Hands-on Training)
Workshop: April 25, 2001
Hands-On Training: April 26, 2001
Location: Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
If you have ever used the Internet, you have used Open Source software.
The concept of software programs that belong to everyone shares a
striking similarity to the value of libraries as a collection of shared
resources. It is surprising, therefore, that those in the library IT community
have not embraced the concept of Open Source software as quickly as
The April 25 workshop is designed to give you an idea of what Open
Source is and what kind of software is available for libraries. By bringing
together some of the creators and adopters, you will have a chance to talk
to people who are involved in both side of this endeavor. You will learn
what is required to make the software available and what it takes to adopt
The April 26 Hands-On Training Day is for those of you who think you
want to know still more about how easy it is to adopt Open Source
applications for your library. This hands-on workshop will show you what is
involved in downloading and installing Open Source applications. We will
walk you briefly through the process of installing Apache, Perl and MySQL
in a Unix Server. You will then have the chance to try your hands at
downloading and installing MyLibrary and Prospero.
are in a Unix/Linux environment, even though you donít have to know
exactly how to use them.