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Open Source for Digital Curation

By Mr Andrew McHugh


This Curation Manual instalment discusses at some lengths the relevant strengths of open source software from a digital curation perspective, as well as detailing some of its more general advantages, which must be understood in order to accept the viability of an institutional or cultural shift to open software products. Through a series of sections it describes a range of explicit digital curation application areas for open source, some examples of existing uses of open source software, a selection of open source applications of possible interest to the digital curator, and some quantitative statistics illustrating the value of open source software.

Topics: U Policies, Strategies and Guidelines, T Legal Issues, IA Software
Year: 2005
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