This page features content from our presentations on Open Source software, links to articles we've written, and so on.
What We Use: A listing of the OSS sofware we use in the Crawford County Federated Library System.
https://foss4lib.org/case-study/ccfls Case study on our implementation of Koha, October 2014.
http://arsl.info/2013/09/a-guide-to-successful-open-source-projects-in-public-libraries/ Article for the Association of Rural & Small Libraries, Sept. 2013.
http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/7939 Code4lib journal article, Issue 19 2013-01-15.
These are my notes on customizing Ubuntu Lucid with LTSP 5 for our public Internet stations, including locking down Gnome and refreshing user accounts: Customizing Ubuntu Lucid for Public Computing
Also see Kyle's notes for locking down Gnome for use with Libki: http://wiki.libki.org/doku.php?id=libki_on_gnome
Kyle Hall and Cindy Murdock Ames present a webinar about how we use OSS in our libraries:
John and Cindy's presentations on how OSS is used in the CCFLS libraries from the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference:
John's presentation at ALA '09:
John's presentation about the Koha ILS:
Cindy's presentation on how we use OSS @ CCFLS:
Casey Bisson interviewed John and Cindy for an article in the May/June 2007 issue of Library Technology Reports. Link here:
Here's a Creative Commons-licensed version of the article: http://maisonbisson.com/oss4lib/using-open-source/
Materials from Cindy's Preconference on how to use Open Source Internet filtering software to comply with CIPA.
Available at http://meadvillelibrary.org/os/osfiltering-ala.
John's presentation on Open Source filtering, presented at regional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Library Association and Commonwealth Libraries. Available in pdf format:
Cindy's article on how Open Source software is being used at the Meadville Public Library as well as in the Crawford County Federated Library System.
John's 2003 Presentation at ALA.
Originally posted at http://www.opensourceschools.org
Presented by Cindy and John at the 2002 PaLA Annual Conference. http://meadvillelibrary.org/os/pala-ltsp
Cindy's presentation and handout for LITA National Forum, October 2002. http://meadvillelibrary.org/os/lita-ltsp