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Practical Open Source Software for Libraries by Nicole Engard

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Open source research tools

In addition to digital collections, libraries have many other resources to share online. Many library websites offer lists of links on specific topics, subject guides and even online workshops to help educate their patrons. As with every other area of the library, there are open source technologies to help us deliver these guides and classes in an efficient manner.

Subject guides

In my first job in a library I was in charge of managing the librarys research links collection. This area of our site was very similar to the pages that academic libraries call subject guides. Whatever you might call them, these pages can be tedious to keep up to date if you are not using the right tool. In my library we were just using ...

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