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Open source software is a key component in the technological development of Central and South American nations. In many cases, it is the only option that avoids the problems of the “digital divide”. Strengthening the use of open source software in public administration and academic [...]

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We evaluated three free software applications for administrative archives management and their implementation in university archives. Software evaluated was: Archon, Archivists ’ toolkit and ICA-AtoM. The comparative analysis considered 12 requirements concerning metadata management, [...]

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  The digital environment and information and communication technologies open up new ways of providing library services, including the reference service, the principal aim of which is to address users’ queries and information needs. Putting the reference service in place in this [...]

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One of the main consequences of publishing a program as libre (free, open source) software is that its source code is made available to anyone who wants to look at it. In addition, much other information on the development process is often easily accessible on the internet. Some of [...]

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Consumers are coming to expect a more flexible approach to purchasing software applications, with upgrades and add-ons being available as downloads rather than physically going to a shop to make their purchase. This shift in thinking is filtering its way into the library and information [...]