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

Abstract

Purpose

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

Design/methodology/approach

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

Findings

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

Originality/value

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

Keywords

Citation

Muir, S. (2005), "An introduction to the open source software issue", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 465-468. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830510700678

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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