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Open Source Software and Tools

May 31, 2012 - 5:00pm
Turing Auditorium (Room 111 of Polya Hall)

This list was presented at two Tech Briefings

Join us for a brief overview of various free and open source tools, and how they are being used to facilitate teaching, learning, and research in higher education.

Tools discussed will range from Desktop Applications to Operating Systems. Learn about such open source tools as OpenOffice and GIMP. Learn about open source alternatives that deal with Video Conferencing, Web Publishing, etc.

March 18, 2011 Tech Briefing

- John Bickar, Stanford Libraries

- Irina Zaks, Law Communications

June 1st, 2012 Tech Briefing

Mark Branom, IT Services

Irina Zaks, Law Communications We intend to keep the list below updated with useful Open Source tools. Desktop Applications Operating System Linux in many flavors:

Office Suite (word processor, slideshow, spreadsheet, database, drawing) PDFs OpenOffice can create PDFs of any type of file it can open or create Image Editing Instant Messaging Video/Audio/Multimedia Video Conferencing Reference Discovery, Management, and Citation Web Publishing and Collaboration Content Management Systems Learning Management Systems Document Management Publishing Surveys Research Virtualization