The Accidental Systems Librarian, 2nd Edition

Open Source Issues and Trends at Internet Librarian 2012

At Internet Librarian, I gave a talk with Marshall Breeding about the Issues and Trends in Open Source. As systems librarians, it’s important that we keep up with any tech issues and trends that effect our libraries, and I of course feel that open source is one of the biggies right now.

That said, Marshall focused on the library numbers, trends and issues so I stayed a bit more general and covered topics from the business and government world. I’m of the opinion that sometimes we pay too much attention to what’s going on in our own little world and not enough to what’s going on around us, so hopefully the info I collected will be of help to some of you.

Here are my slides.

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About Nicole C. Engard

Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her interest in library technology started at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia, where she worked as Web Manager. For her innovative uses of technology in libraries, Engard was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers in 2007. She keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website, “What I Learned Today…” ( She has been published in Computers in Libraries, ONLINE magazine, and Journal of Hospital Librarianship and written chapters for Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians and Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook.

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