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Nicole C. Engard received her BA in Literary Studies and Computer Programming from Juniata College in 2001 and her MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) from Drexel University in September, 2007.

Open Source Tools for Tutorials

Nicole C. Engard continues her series on best practices for libraries to leverage open source tools with a guide on publishing tutorials for using library resources. Rather than creating a printed pathfinder, she suggests creating a video tutorial instead, as the learning experience is often more engaging and has deeper impact when users see something done versus reading about it.

Subjects: Continuing Legal Education, Distance Learning, Legal Marketing, Presentation Skills, Virtual Library, Web-Based Training

Open Source Tools for the Day-to-Day

Nicole C. Engard reviews several open source tools she recommends not only for their usability and reliability, but also for the cost to value ratio when compared to mainstream applications outside our ever narrowing budget requirements .

Subjects: Libraries & Librarians, Open Source, Product Reviews, Search Engines, Technology Trends

What is Open Source?

In the past few years, the term open source has been bandied about not just in library-land, but in every industry. When a term is talked about this much, some would say to the point of overuse, people start to think it’s a fad. In this and upcoming articles, Nicole C. Engard is here on LLRX to tell you that open source is no fad, and why.

Subjects: Legal Research, Technology Trends
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