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Open Source for Digital Curation

McHugh, Mr Andrew Digital Curation Centre (2005) Open Source for Digital Curation.

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Abstract

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.

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:Information Technology; Science; Technology--Philosophy; Computer Science; Digital Preservation; Digital Records; Science and the humanities; Open Source; Law; Software Licenses
Subjects:U Policies, Strategies and Guidelines
T Legal Issues
I Software and Hardware: IA Software
Document Language:English
ID Code:98
Deposited By:McHugh, Mr Andrew
Deposited On:20 September 2005
Alternative Locations:http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-manual/chapters/open-source/opensource.pdf