UNDERSTANDING, SERVICE, MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING FOR OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE?S: A LIBRARIANS VIEW

Abstract

Author(s): C. S. Venkatarama Reddy, S. Srinivasa Ragavan

The purpose of this paper is to study the librarians perception towards migrating to the open source software’s in higher academic institutions and to find out the understanding about the OSS, mode of service they will get, training required by them and maintenance of OSS. OSS is the pathfinders to small and medium sized libraries of the developing countries while adopting the technology into the libraries. The study revealed there are lacunas in understanding the OSS by the users in total and need to get clear insight about the OSS. The training, service and maintenance problems have been solved through the commercial vendors and in recent days the professionals are developing positive mindset for migrating to OSS.

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