Managing Technologies in Developing countries: Open Source vs Commercial Options: IFLA Publications 132

  • Volume 132
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  • ISBN-10: 3598440952
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440953
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 217 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Explores the management of technologies and library automated systems in the context of developing countries, and in the light of recent developments concerning open source software and applications. Discusses the importance of changing the rules concerning library management systems, as well as related implications. Results show that open source software might be a solution, although some conditions apply.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
English Introduction.
French Introduction.
1: Opening Papers / Conferences D'Ouverture.
2: Can Librarians Manage Technology in Developing Nations? A Library Administrator's View.
3: La Puissance Du Developpement Collaboratif Des Logiciels Libres Au Service Du Developpement Durable : L'exemple Du SIGB Koha.
4: Lessons from Experience : Recent Case Studies in the Implementation of Technologies / LeÇons De L'Experience : Etudes De Cas Recentes En Implantation Des Nouvelles Technologies.
5: Implantation de Koha a la Bibliotheque Universitaire de Kinshasa.
6: Sustainable Library Services Built on Open Source Software: A Case Story from Kenya.
7: Koha Ou Le Choix Du « Libre » Pour Le Reseau Des Mediatheques Ouest Provence.
8: A Long Walk to Automation: Experiences and Challenges of the University of Malawi Libraries.
9: Contexte Et Tendances Des Progiciels Documentaires Dans Les Pays Du Sud.
10: Emerging Technologies: A Paradigm Shift for Libraries in Developing Countries.
11: Les Bibliotheques Africaines en Mutation : Nouvelles Approches de Gestion.
12: New Technologies and New Tools for Development / Nouvelles Technologies Et Nouveaux Outils Pour Le Developpement.
13: Étude Comparative Entre KOHA Et CDS/ISIS.
14: Web 2.0 Et Pays En Developpement.
15: PMB: Le Juste Equilibre Entre L'entreprise Et Le Modele Communautaire.
16: New Projects for the Future of Africa / Nouveaux Projets Pour L'avenir De L'afrique.
17: An Open Source, Open Access Journal Database Appliance: A Proposal.
18: A Pilot Project on Digital Library Support and Development in Africa.
19: Le Systeme Normalise de Gestion de Bibliotheque (SYNGEB) et le Reseau Regional Bibliotheques Universitaires (RIBU) en Algerie. Une Nouvelle Experience Vers L'Ere Numerique.
20: Conclusion Et Synthese.
21: Conclusion and Synthesis.