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What is Open Source? Online Sessions Scheduled

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The concept of Open Source is both simple and complex. Instead of the standard model of purchasing software and doing only what it allows you to do, open source software (OSS) is typically free and allows you to change it to fit your needs. However, as it has been said, OSS is not free as in beer, but free as in kittens. There may be no up-front costs, but that doesn’t mean there’s no costs in the long run. The costs are just different. In this session, Michael Sauers, the Nebraska Library Commission’s Technology Innovation Librarian will introduce you to the concepts behind open source, give examples of some of the most influential OSS packages being used today, and discuss why libraries should be paying attention to this model.

Sessions have been scheduled on April 22, 10:00am - 10:30am and April 28, 2:00pm - 2:30pm. To register for one of the sessions go to the Nebraska Library Commission's Training Portal and search on open source.

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