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 Burger, T.N. (2007, January 22). Libraries facilitate open access to information with open source software

 Stencel, M. (2007, January). The Open-Minded Desktop: A Maryland library system shows that it's not just techies and geeks who can learn to love Linux.

 Gasperson, T. (2006, October 4). Library system migrates from Linux -- to more Linux.

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 Digitzation 101This blog is the creation of Jill Hurst-Wahl, MLS, who is a digitization consultant and the owner of Hurst Associates, Ltd. She also teaches digitization for Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. The blog covers current issues, topics, and lessons learned surrounding the creation, management, marketing and preservation of digital assets.

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 Code4LibA forum for discussion of computer programming in the area of libraries and information science. Subscribers are welcome to discuss the application of particular programming languages and to discuss the general issues, techniques, philosophies, and even history of programming for and in libraries.

 NGC4LibThe purpose of the Next Generation Catalogs for Libraries forum is to discuss questions such as these: Who are the primary intended audiences for a library's "card catalog"? Considering the changing nature of information access in an Internet environment, how is an electronic "card catalog" of today different from the one designed ten or fifteen years ago? What kind of content should these "card catalogs" contain? To what degree are these things "catalogs" (as in inventory lists), and to what degree are they finding aids? To what degree should traditional cataloging practices be used in such a thing, or to what degree should new and upcoming practices such as FRBR be exploited? How would such a thing get created and by whom? What are some of the functionalities of "next generation" catalog?

 OSS4LibA forum for the discussion of open source software for libraries.

 Web4LibA forum for library-based web managers. Topics include issues relating to the creation, management, and support of library-based World-Wide Web servers, services, and applications.

 XML4Lib–A forum for the discussion of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and its use in, by, and for libraries and library users


 D-LibD-Lib Magazine is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. The magazine is currently published six times a year. The full contents of the magazine, including all back issues, are available free of charge at the D-Lib web site as well as at multiple mirror sites around the world.

 First MondayStarted in 1996, First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer-reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet, net culture, and structure.

 Information Today, Inc.ITI is the publisher of Information Today, Computers in Libraries, and other periodicals that address technology news related to libraries. Some sample full-text articles are available on-line.


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The Digital Library Workbench has been constructed by Sharon M. Foster as the Final Project for ILS 655, Digital Libraries, offered at Southern Connecticut State University, Summer 2007,
and taught by Dr. Yan Quan Liu.
Comments, updates, and suggestions for additions to sharon at
Last updated 26 July 2007