Open Edge-Open Source in Libraries

25 January, 11 09:00 AM - 26 January, 11 05:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Martin Hawksey
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=1114

This two day event on open source software for libraries is being run in collaboration with JISC and SCONUL.

Delegates can choose to attend either or both days of this event. Please indicate your preference in the registration form ( see below)

The first day is ’Haggis and Mash’, a Mashed Library event, while the second day covers broader issues, in particular how capacity might be built to enable open source solutions to flourish in HE and FE Libraries.

Mashed Library (http://www.mashedlibrary.com/) is an informal network of Library professionals who are interested in how technology can be used to enhance library services increasing the ease of access to library data. ’Haggis and Mash’ is a semi-unconference event which is designed to showcase some of best practice from library staff from around the UK, combined with a practical element to let delegates come together and brainstorm/develop practical solutions for mashing existing library data. Haggis and Mash will have a particular focus on the use of Open Source library software, including presentations and hands-on workshops.

The second day of the event has a broader focus for people with a strategic role in HE and FE Libraries and IT, as well as Managers and Practitioners. The day will cover four themes:

  • THEME ONE: The landscape and opportunities for OSS library solutions
  • THEME TWO: Open Source in action
  • THEME THREE: What capacity do we need for OSS to flourish in libraries?
  • THEME FOUR: Steps to building capacity in the library community.

For further information about Open Source Library Technology visit http://helibtech.com/Open+Source


This meeting was webcast live.

For the majority of the meetings that we broadcast, we keep a copy (for a limited period) and make it available from the event material page. This copy of the webcast is normally available the day after the meeting.

Target Audience

Day 1 of this meeting is intended for anyone with an interest in the use of technology in libraries.

Day 2 is intended for people with a strategic role in HE and FE Libraries and IT, as well as Managers and Practitioners.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 09:00 Tuesday 25 January 2011 and close at 17:00 on Wednesday 26 January 2011.

A programme is available at: http://helibtech.com/file/view/Open+Edge+Programme.pdf


Assistance with accommodation is offered once you have registered.


Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

01 Oct - Registration Opens
23 Jan - Registration Deadline
19 Jan - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
25 Jan - Event Starts at 09:00hrs


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This event is hosted by National e-Science Centre in association with the following organisations:
  SCONUL     JISC       
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