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Practical Open Source Software for Libraries by Nicole Engard

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Open source on the web

More and more librarians are being asked to join the ranks of the information technology staff. When I started in libraries I was in charge of the library websites. It was unthinkable that a librarian would have the skills, the desire, or the time for such a task. Now, with the prevalence of technology and the ever-shrinking library budgets, more and more librarians are stepping into the role of webmaster and, to do the job right, you need the right tools.

On the plus side, with the advent of the read/write web there are plenty of tools available for non developers to use to help create their websites, and many of them are open source.

Getting files onto the web

Before you start your website, you need at least one tool ...

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