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dc.creator Wan, Gang
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-01T15:37:14Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-01T15:37:14Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.issn 1089-4667
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/6454
dc.description.abstract As Linux becomes a major operating system and Apache becomes the most popular Web server today, the concept of Open Source Software (OSS) has been familiar to many people. Software developers from all over the world have been contributing their efforts to build a huge OSS community that will exercise a great impact on various disciplines. Librarians and information professionals have foreseen the magnitude of this impact and believed that this relatively new model would bring lots of benefits to libraries. This article discusses and compares some major OSS projects particularly useful to libraries, and proposes a real-life OSS solution for your library based on the author’s first-hand experience. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject integrated library systems en
dc.subject open source en
dc.title An Open Source Alternative for Libraries en
dc.type Article en
local.department University Libraries en


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