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Practical Open Source Software for Libraries by Nicole Engard

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Open source media applications

Many academic libraries offer their students access to a media center in the library. A common misconception is that smaller libraries do not have the budget to offer such services to their patrons, but there are plenty of open source applications that can be used to populate a media center in any library.

Photo editing

When it comes to photo editing and creation, many libraries stick to using the clip art package that came with their word processing application because they think that is all that they can afford. In reality there are many powerful open source tools available to make your photos look more professional. The first and probably the best known of these tools is GIMP (http://gimp.org).

GIMP is a ...

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