Open Source in Oregon Libraries

Why should library staff care about open source software? What can open source do for your community? What’s the deal with Linux? Come hear a brief overview of open source software and learn about examples that have been implemented in Oregon libraries, such as Firefox, LibreOffice, and more. The presentation will also touch on open source integrated library systems/library management systems (Evergreen and Koha), open source content management systems (Drupal and WordPress), open source subject guides (Library A La Carte), and open source digital asset management systems (Omeka). Learn more about the costs and benefits of open source from this panel, and consider whether an open source solution might help your library improve delivery of services.