- 1. Did someone sayFree Beer?! Dave Pattern, Library Systems
Manager University of Huddersfield [email_address]
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- Free beer, free kittens and free speech
4. free beer 5. www.flickr.com/photos/chiefmoamba/59994463/ 6.
www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/245866252/ 7.
www.flickr.com/photos/timusan/803492184/ 8. Free beer
- Open Source software is usually free to download
9. free kittens Warning: the following slides contain images of
a highly cute nature 10.
www.flickr.com/photos/alasam/2463625340/ 18. Free kittens
- It might be free to download, but theres no such thing as a
free lunch ;-)
- p.s. thanks to PTFS for the free lunch
- Youll need hardware to run the Open Source software on
- Youll need to spend time maintaining it, supporting it,
upgrading it, developing it, etc
- Youll need to bribe the IT Dept with cakes
19. free speech 20. www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/384398069/
21. www.flickr.com/photos/ifovea/3500343296/ 22.
www.flickr.com/photos/squishy/2955317957/ 23. Free speech
- Free software is a matter of liberty, not price
- freedom to run the software for any purpose
- freedom to study how the software works, and adapt it to your
- freedom to redistribute copies
- freedom to improve the software, and to release your
improvements, so that the whole community benefits
www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html 24. freeconomics 25. A Tale
of 2 (Capa)cities
26. A Tale of 3 (Capa)cities
What will the price per GB/TB be next year?How about in 5 years?
27. Can you spot the trend? ;-) 28. Free: The Future of a Radical
- In the future, [Anderson] argues, when we talk of the money
economy we will talk of the reputationeconomy and the timeeconomy
in the same breath.
29. Open Source and Me 30. Software that I use regularly
- Perl (GNU General Public License)
- Firefox (GNU General Public License)
- MySQL (GNU General Public License)
31. http://www.cpan.org/ 32.
http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/dist/MARC-Record 34. Open Source in
Libraries 35. Next Gen Catalogues
- Scriblio(formerly WPopac)
- eXtensible Catalog(XC) Project
36. VuFind http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/ 37. Scriblio 38. More
- ERMesElectronic Resource Management (ERM) Software
- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
- free, but requires Microsoft Access
- Meeting Room Booking System
- not Open Source, but free to download/use
39. Web Services and APIs 40. What can you get for free?
- thingISBN ,a million book covers ,thingTitle
- xISBNandxISSN(limit on the # of requests)
- Amazon Associates Web Service
41. Usage Data 42. Keyword cloud 43. Keyword suggestions (2) 44.
Borrowing suggestions 45. Personalised suggestions 46. E-journal
data (alpha) 47. Keyword cloud Average number of clicks per month
48. Borrowing profile Average book loans per month (2002-2008) 49.
Borrowing suggestions Average number of clicks per month 50.
Borrowing range profile Number of unique titles (bib#) borrowed per
calendar year recommendation features added to OPAC at start of
2006 51. Books per active borrower Average number of books borrowed
per active borrower per calendar year 52. Open Data or if you love
something, set it free 53. 54. Linked data
- There are data in every aspect of our lives, every aspect of
work and pleasure, and it's not just about the number of places
where data comes, it's about connecting it together. And when you
connect data together, you get power in a way that doesn't happen
just with the web, with documents. You get this really huge power
out of it. So, we're at the stage now where we have to do this. -
Sir Tim Berners-Lee (TED Conference,
- Copyleft is a play on the word copyright to describe the
practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on
distributing copies and modified versions of a work for others and
requiring that the same freedoms be preserved in modified
- GNU General Public License
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft 56. No strings
- a legal tool for waiving as many rights as legally possible,
- a philosophy and practice requiring that certain data are
freely available to everyone, without restrictions from copyright,
patents or other mechanisms of control
http://www.opendatacommons.org 57. Huddersfields data release
- Prompted by the JISC Tile Project
- aggregated data for 2 million circulation transactions,
covering around 80,000 titles
- recommendation data for over 37,000 titles
- Open Data Commons / CC0 licence
58. Usage data release
- converted to RDF by Patrick Murray-John at University of Mary
Washington 2 days later!
- Talis podcast athttp://bit.ly/z6yjF
59. What next?
- What other usage data is out there?
- What are the barriers to releasing/sharing data
- technical, logistical, moral, political, institutional, privacy
60. What next?
- better business intelligence for librarians
- creation of innovative new services
- enrichment of existing services
- end-user empowerment & personalisation ?
61. Thank you! www.slideshare.net/daveyp/