There’s No Need To Fear Open Source

There’s No Need To Fear Open Source is an article by Kathy Dempsey that originally appeared in Computers in Libraries. She says While you may have dipped a toe into the waters of open-source software by using Firefox, you may still be reluctant to take the plunge and explore its possibilities for larger library applications. The best way to dispel fear of anything new is to learn about it. Open-source software can appeal to the do-it-yourself type since modification of the software is both permitted and encouraged. However, it can also appeal to those librarians who place a high priority on support.