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|Title:||Open source systems bring Web 2.0 to special libraries|
Greater Western Area Health Service
|Citation:||Balnaves, Edmund and Keast, Don (2009). Open source systems bring Web 2.0 to special libraries. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-10). August 31-September 4, 2009. http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:179870|
|Abstract:||The library management systems market place has been transformed by two innovations: Web 2.0 and open source systems. Open source developers have been quick to implement Web 2.0 functionality in their systems, making it possible for special libraries to be early adaptors of new technology that supports community networking with their members. These services are particularly important for special libraries, who can have disparate, often widely separated, patrons and who can benefit greatly from the library 2.0 community networking innovations. Their free source code base and help bring web-based functionality to small (and often isolated) libraries whose budget does not measure up to conventional vendor-based systems. The experiences of implementing the open source Koha library management system will be explored in the context of the Greater Western Area Health Service network.|
|Type of Work:||Conference paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Library BH UDRH|
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