Open Source Softwares in Libraries: Threats and Challenges

Abstract

Author(s): Anjaneya Reddy N M , Dr. Lalitha Aswath

Continuous dependence on open source software for Library operations has increased the necessity of managerial skills for managing risks while using the open source software. Here an attempt has been made to identify the risk factors, security measures and strategies for using open source software to manage the library operations effectively. Libraries have to create suitable and adequate environment to deal with risks during selection, implementation and use thereafter.

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