From: Daniel Chudnov <dchud@um...> - 2001-03-21 23:02:10
Now playing at a wiki near you:
The phenomenon is free software, open source style, and how it is taking
hold in libraries. This is a collaborative effort to document it.
"Documenting The Phenomenon" is a wiki organized to make it easy for you
to share tales of how free software and open source methods have made you,
your libraries, and your patrons' lives better.
On April 25, 2001 at Wesleyan University, there will be a two-day NERCOMP
workshop entitled "What does open source have to do with libraries?" (see
details). I'll be giving a talk on "The State of Open Source in Libraries"
and would like to be able to point to specific examples of where it works
right now in our community, and to the great work being done by so many of
our peers. To generate these examples, this here's a call to the entire
oss4lib community to collaboratively write an extensive overview of how
open source matters where you are right now. If each of you takes even
five minutes to contribute a few of your thoughts and experiences, what
we'll end up with is a powerful document describing the very real changes
taking place in our many institutions.
Start at the link at top. More information is available here:
...and before you get started, be sure to read:
Please forward this message to invite colleagues you feel might want to
contribute, such as administrators, patrons, Library Fan Club Members,
venture capitalists, or even one of the copyright criminals so reviled by
some on web4lib. ;)
Have at it! -Dan
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