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Library and Support Staff Webinar: Open Source Software for Libraries

Wednesday, 20 March 10:00 - 11:30

Location: Online
Brief Details: Case studies examining the issues surrounding the implementation open source software in libraries and an overview of possible support.

Open source software such as Moodle and Audacity are already widely used in education and their benefits wildly discussed. This webinar will give you an opportunity to hear about three OS software programmes available to libraries and the lessons learned from their implementation.

 Presenting at the event will be:

  • Mary Dawson, Head of Learning Resources, Chesterfield College - Implementing Koha, open source Library Management System.

  • Gary Brewerton, Library Systems Manager Loughborough University – The Open Source Reading List System developed at Loughborough

  • Anita Wilcox, E-resources Librarian, University College Cork - reSearcher suite open source Electronic Resources Management  System.

  • Nick Dimant, Managing Director, PTFS Europe – An overview of implementing Open Source Library Systems. 
Target audience: This event is aimed towards providers from the FE and skills sectors. Its target audience are Library Managers, librarians, information professionals, support staff with an interest in open source solutions
Price: Free Event
Special Price: Free Event
Booking Closing Date: Tue, 19 March 2013
Event Type: National

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