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LITA Open Source SIG at ALA Midwinter

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Dave writes: "There will be a meeting of the newly-formed LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group at Midwinter. It will be Sat 1/15/2000 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Rivercenter (MARHQ - NOT the Marriot Riverwalk), Conference 4. This Interest Group is chaired by Jeremy Frumkin of the University of Arizona Libraries and vice-chaired by me. The agenda will include final
preparations for the IG's first program at ALA Chicago, discussion of ongoing open source library initiatives and projects, discussion of the IG's goals and objectives, and future programming possibilities. All interested parties are more than welcome to attend."

headlines, come and grab 'em

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oss4lib now supports the Rich Site Summary (RSS) format for headline feeds. You can grab our headlines using the url http://www.med.yale.edu/library/oss4lib/oss4lib.rss. enjoy...

Chronicle and slashdot on LOCKSS

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slashdot is running this story on the Highwire Press-led LOCKSS project for distributed long-term journal storage. The /. blurb references the months-old Chronicle piece on the topic. The LOCKSS page hasn't changed in a while... hope we see some source code and reports soon.

LITA OSSIG@ALA meeting notes

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as seen at the osdls site: "The Open Source Systems for Libraries Interest Group of LITA held its initial business meeting at ALA Midwinter in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 15 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. 24 people were in attendance..." More info, including how to join the OSSIG listserv, is available here. Great turnout, but I guess Jeremy didn't bring his camera this time... :(

now playing: www.oss4lib.org

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It's true; click on over and check out www.oss4lib.org. Everything should be working ok but let me know if anything seems broken.

Ahhh... :)

your ideas sought for oss4lib articles

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There is now a place for you to post articles, whitepapers, opinion pieces, etc. related to oss4lib and Open Source projects for libraries. Anyone can post comments on your article, too. Click -articles- above, check it out.

oss4lib: getting started

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This thread to be used for discussion of said article.

legal limits of open source in health care

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dashTomdot pointed out an article at Salon that asks the medical/legal question "Who's at fault when software fails?" It's a good reminder that the upper bound is never simply what is possible...

ARL report on electronic reserves

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According to ARL SPEC Flyer #245, Electronic Reserves Operations in ARL Libraries, "23 libraries (59%) were using their own "home-grown" web-based systems." We've already seen two pop up here (OSCR and FreeReserves)...

"Linux in the Library: What can it do for you?"

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according to the author, the presentation on this page "may be of interest to anyone interested in what Linux can do at a Library... It might be of interest to you even if you don't work for a Library, but are curious about what Linux can do."