From: Eric Lease Morgan <emorgan@nd...> - 2007-06-15 15:29:49
There is an OSS article in the most recent issue of Library
Philosophy & Practice:
This [OSS} trend not only means that libraries will continue to
depend on expensive, proprietary products but also suggests
other, more dire consequences in the future. Lacking experience
with open source tools, which represent both core functionality
and cutting-edge innovations in the online world, libraries risk
becoming increasingly marginal as these new technologies shape
the coming information world. Librarians who embrace open source
and work for its adoption in our libraries and its integration
into our community will gain the tools we need to adapt and
evolve in order to become leaders of the information age.
Almost the entire issue, a good read, is about Google, but the OSS
article is there too. Very nice all the way around.
Eric Lease Morgan
Head, Digital Access and Information Architecture Department
University Libraries of Notre Dame
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