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According to the Open Source Initiative, "the basic idea behind open source is very simple: when programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing."

This workshop will provide structured opportunities for participants to experience how open source software can be used to implement many library-specific processes using open source software. Processes such as reading and writing MARC records, creating and maintaining databases, providing user-friendly interfaces to indexed content, hosting a World Wide Web server, and most importantly, bringing all of these processes together to providing meaningful library collections and services.


Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn skills enabling them to:


Library directors, managers, catalogers, reference librarians, bibliographers, archivists, electronic resource librarians, systems librarians, IT managers -- all types of librarians.


Participants should be able to type, have an understanding of the fundamental principles of librarianship, and most importantly, be willing to learn.


Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of the Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame. He considers himself a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to improve library and knowledge services. Applied research and development has included investigations in traditional library science, digital libraries, information retrieval, and human-computer interaction. In 1994, he began the Mr Serials Process, a systematic method for collecting, indexing, and disseminating electronic serials. This matured into Index Morganagus. One of his more recognized accomplishments is the development of a portal application called MyLibrary. In 2002 he was awarded the Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award for his serials work as well as MyLibrary. In 2004 he was awarded the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award outstanding communication in library and information technology.

Contact Hours:

5.5 contect hours


Amigos members before : $275
Amigos members after : $300
Non-members before: $415
Non-members after : $440

Christine Peterson
Continuing Education Librarian, Technology
Amigos Library Services, Inc.
14400 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75244-3509
1-800-843-8482 ext: 2891
512-671-1580 (direct)
512-671-1580 (fax)