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Open Source: Open Minds

Date : May 05, 2004
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 00:55:34

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The Open Source model of collaborative software development, building on the work of others, is a close match to the culture of the library. This session will discuss the uses and advantages of Open Source server and desktop applications on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux platforms.

James LaRue ?Director, Douglas County Libraries

James (Jamie) LaRue, Director of the Douglas County Libraries in Douglas County, CO, has been writing and speaking on technology issues for the past 20 years. For the past two years, he has performed all his work computing tasks on a Linux box and is a nationally recognized advocate of Open Source software.

LaRue has been published in Library Journal, American Libraries, Library Mosaic, and numerous other publications. Prior to accepting the director role at Douglas County Libraries, LaRue served as Library Services Administrator at Greeley Public Library (Greeley, CO) and as Assistant Director at Lincoln Library (Springfield, IL).

Currently, LaRue sits on the advisory council of the School of Library and Information Management for Emporia State University. Previously, he served as President of the Colorado Council for Library Development, the Colorado Library Association, and the Central Colorado Library System Board. He was Colorado Librarian of the Year in 1998 and received a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 1981.