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Kuali Open Library Environment: Reflections on Our First Year of Collaborative Software Development
January 18, 2012

The Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) has just completed its first year of building a community-source library management system. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and part of …

Tune In January 18 -- Kuali Open Library Environment: Reflections on Our First Year of Collaborative Software Development
January 11, 2012

This free hour-long session, “ Kuali Open Library Environment: Reflections on Our First Year of Collaborative Software Development ,” will discuss the challenges and opportunities the Kua…

Using Cloud Services for Library IT Infrastructure
March 18, 2010

Author Erik Mitchell discusses cloud computing and libraries. Cloud computing comes in several different forms and this article documents how service, platform, and infrastructure forms of cloud …

Cultivating Global Cyberinfrastructure for Sharing Digital Resources
April 15, 2010

© 2010 Andrew Bonamici, Steven G. Huter, and Dale Smith. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License ( http://creativ…

Course Views: A Scalable Approach to Providing Course-Based Access to Library Resources
March 30, 2009

The NCSU Libraries’ Course Views project, along with a locally developed widget web service, improves course-based access to library collections and services by dynamically generating libr…

Taking a critical look at common support scenarios for open source software
November 15, 2008

Deciding whether to go with a particular open source product is an exercise in risk management: understanding the risks of your possible actions and choices, calculating when a certain level of r…

Maelstrom Over Metadata
November 14, 2008

A change in policy for how libraries can use and share online catalog data is causing a backlash among open-access proponents and some librarians. …

Repurposing Open Source Software for Agile Digital Image Library Development
October 16, 2008

In 2007, the University of West Florida Department of Digital and Learning Technologies was charged with the task of rapidly developing a digital image library focusing on the university'…

Free and Open Source Options for Creating Database-Driven Subject Guides
March 28, 2008

This article reviews available cost-effective options libraries have for updating and maintaining pathfinders such as subject guides and course pages. The paper discusses many of the available op…

Drupal in Libraries
June 23, 2008

"Drupal in Libraries" features helpful case history examples of Drupal use in libraries. Most of the report, however, is dedicated to a useful and user-friendly how-to guide for librari…


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