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Practical Open Source Software for Libraries by Nicole Engard

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Open sourcing collections

When asked what they think of when they think of libraries, most people will offer ‘books’ as their first answer. As librarians, we know that our buildings house all types of collections, which are certainly not limited to books. We also know that if they cannot be found with an easy search via the web, then our patrons will never know about the amazing collections housed in our libraries. The following open source tools will help you make your digital collections visible to your patrons via the web.

Digital collections

Digital collections can come in many shapes and forms. Some are used to keep an archive of publications produced by your institution, some are provided as a way to keep a history of the community, ...

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