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Improving ICT infrastructure in libraries
There are significant barriers to the development of modern ICT infrastructure in many countries, including prohibitive licence fees,
inaccessible or outdated technology, and a lack of relevant IT skills for successful installation and maintenance.
We support free and open source software (FOSS) which enable libraries to maximize access to knowledge. Free and Open Source technologies potentially put a great deal of control into the hands of librarians - however not every librarian has technical knowledge and the people who make decisions about which technologies to implement can find it difficult to obtain the information they need to make such decisions. Our work helps to establish a knowledge base of FOSS tools in EIFL member countries and makes the case to decision makers for adopting FOSS tools.
EIFL-FOSS Programme Manager: Simon Ball, simon.ball [at] eifl.net
Please join the EIFL FOSS mailing list to learn and share. This is a discussion and announcement list, and anyone can join, from EIFL and non-EIFL countries.