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Working with Open Source Software: A Hands-On Pre-Conference


 If you are a systems librarian or systems support staff at a library, this is the pre-conference for you. Get hands-on training from experts on a variety of Open Source Tools that you can use at your home institution! Open source software is software that you can freely acquire and implement at your library - but only if you have the technical knowledge to do so. This pre-conference provides the opportunity to acquire that technical knowledge. Held at Emory University, this pre-conference is actually a hands-on workshop - attendees will get the opportunity to work with different software tools, and learn how to install, administer, and customize the tools during the pre-conference. Among the tools being presented:


 *    OCLC's SiteSearch Software, which will be free for library's to download and use


 *    MyLibrary, a library web portal


 *    Citation Manager, a web-based citation database


 *    WIBS (Windsor Internet Booking System), a web-based computer station booking system that can integrate with your ILS


 *    Open Archives Initiative (OAI) tools and services


 *    MARC.pm, a perl module for manipulating MARC records


 *    Jake, a reference tool which makes finding, managing, and linking online journals and journal articles easier for students, researchers, and librarians


 *    PEARS, a text storage and indexing system from OCLC's office of research


 This workshop provides a strong value in training and hands-on experience. Please visit the LITA website at http://www.lita.org/ac2002/opensource.html for more information on the pre-conference and how to sign up.


Note: Because of the nature of this pre-conference, familiarity and experience with the Linux operating system is a pre-requisite.






Jeremy Frumkin

Metadata Systems Librarian

University of Arizona Library




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