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Lunchtime Listen: Meredith Farkas on Open Source and other trends

Well, this is another Lunchtime Watch rather than listen. But you do listen while you watch, don’t you?

Meredith Farkas was asked to give her top tech trends at LITA’s famous trends forum at the American Library Association annual conference. Unfortunately for attendees but fortunately for the rest of us, Meredith couldn’t be there in person and is giving her presentation via screencast:

The whole segment is worth watching, but I really want to highlight her first trend – “Open Source for the rest of us”. Meredith explains why it’s not just for programmers anymore. For those who’d rather read than watch, but miss great screenshots of programs she talks about, she put her script into a blog posting.

When you’re doing watching Meredith’s trends, check out our digital library technologies and remixes pages and start thinking about how YOU can add value to government information and help it keep it safe, accessible and DRM free for our children and our grandchildren.

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