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ERIC Number: EJ890692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Build, Buy, Open Source, or Web 2.0?: Making an Informed Decision for Your Library
Fagan, Jody Condit; Keach, Jennifer A.
Computers in Libraries, v30 n6 p9-11 Jul-Aug 2010
When improving a web presence, today's libraries have a choice: using a free Web 2.0 application, opting for open source, buying a product, or building a web application. This article discusses how to make an informed decision for one's library. The authors stress that deciding whether to use a free Web 2.0 application, to choose open source, to buy a product, or to build a web application is closely tied to a library's specific needs and resources. They suggest to keep an open mind toward each option, and think through the implications carefully before committing to any solution.
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Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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