An introduction to the open source software issue

Scott P. Muir (Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 December 2005



To introduce the Library Hi Tech theme issue on open source software.


At the Hackfest before Access 2004 (a Canadian library technology conference) several people started to code open source software (OSS) solutions.


Some groups estimated they were close to 25 percent done – in just a few days, while attending Access Conference sessions all day.


Developments in the OSS library community should encourage you to experiment with these applications, or maybe even develop your own.



Muir, S. (2005), "An introduction to the open source software issue", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 465-468.

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