[eIFLoa] Fwd: Software Freedom Day 2009 - 19 September
iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Fri Aug 28 12:19:02 EEST 2009
[forwarded from eIFLfoss-coordinators mailing list]
Software Freedom Day 2009 will be celebrated on September 19. One of the
suggestions: if your library uses FOSS for its institutional repository
(e.g. EPrints, DSpace, Fedora), or for its digital collections (e.g.
Greenstone), set up a display in the library describing that software, why
your library uses it, and how important FOSS is for your library.
Please let me know if you need help in preparing this information.
with best wishes,
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Randy Metcalfe <randy.metcalfe at gmail.com>
Date: 26 серп. 2009 16:23
Subject: [eIFLfoss-coordinators] Software Freedom Day 2009 - 19 September
To: "eIFL-FOSS and the eIFL-FOSS ILS project discussion mailing list
(private)" <eiflfoss-coordinators at lists.eifl.net>
It is that time of year again, time for the annual Software Freedom
Day , this year on 19 September. Last year a number of eIFL.net
libraries got involved running events to help raise awareness about
free and open source software. And I see from the SFD interactive map
that a number of eIFL.net countries already have events planned .
If there is a Software Freedom Day event planned in your area, why not
see if you can get involved and help out? If nothing is happening
locally - make it happen. Software Freedom Day is meant to be a fun
day to celebrate FOSS, so events do not need to be labour intensive.
Just do something to mark the occasion.
Here are a few ideas:
* run a software "audit" within your library in order to identify all
of the free and open source software currently in use on server, staff
machines, and patron machines - then publicise the result!
* if your library uses FOSS for its ILS (e.g. Koha or Evergreen), or
for its institutional repository (e.g. ePrints, DSpace, Fedora), or
for its digital collections (e.g. Greenstone), set up a display in the
library describing that software, why your library uses it, and how
important FOSS is for your library.
* contact your institution's IT department and set up a meeting to
explore what each of you do with FOSS and to see if there are ways you
can work together more effectively
And have fun!
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