In this presentation, I will present what is Open Source, what it can specifically do for libraries.
It will include a (very quick) tour of some famous Open Source software used by libraries :
- Koha, the ILS
- Coral, the ERM
- Bokeh, a library portal
- Omeka, web publishing platform for digital content
- Piwik, an web analytics tool
I will explain the different Open Source licences (including insincere dual licences), development models (community driven, company-driven,…), and implementation options (self implemented, contracted, hosted).