Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Open Source?

Open Source is an application found on the web that can be used collaboratively to work on projects or even to build databases, searching, and other fine libraryland tools. Anon herself has used google docs to share genealogical information with a friend who happens to be proficient in the area.

Here is a listing of writer's tools that may be useful

50 open source tools for writers
from LibrarianInBlack by Sarah Houghton-Jan

Imagine how many huge email attachments can be avoided! And how about meeting notes? And how about saving the library money by avoiding all those expensive licenses? Having someone proofread booklists?

Have a user who can't get a document to save to a portable device? Have them cut and paste it into an Open Source tool.

No comments: