Free and open source software as free culture

Preater, Andrew ORCID: and Folami, Olatundun (2022) Free and open source software as free culture. In: 2022 koha-US Annual Conference - KohaCon22, 20-23 Sep 2022, Lawrence, Kansas.

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This presentation links and contrasts free and open source software (FOSS) including Koha, with open access (OA) publishing. Library workers broadly accept the values and principles of OA, with many of us both advocating and practically facilitating OA in our work; however the same is however not true of FOSS where we see reticence and a relative lack of bold and ambitious action. The reasons for this, and practical routes to overcome these challenges will be explored. The experience of University of West London Library Services will provide a case study in how our strategic planning can reflect free culture beyond OA, and strategically link OA and FOSS in professional practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computing > Information management
Library and information sciences
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Depositing User: Andrew Preater
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2022 10:47
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 15:39


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