Free and open source software: applications for education, culture and access to information

19 May 2009

This publication, currently available only in Russain, provides teachers and employees of museums and libraries with practical recommendations on the use of free and open source software (FOSS) in order to improve the professional ICT capacities of their institutions. Three FOSS products have been successfully used by cultural and educational institutions in Central Asia under UNESCO projects for the last ten years: 1) Moodle, 2) Museolog Museumís Digital Catalogue and 3) Greenstone Digital Library Software. Three FOSS products have been successfully used by cultural and educational institutions in Central Asia under UNESCO projects for the last ten years: 1) Moodle, 2) Museolog Museumís Digital Catalogue and 3) Greenstone Digital Library Software.

The guide contains detailed descriptions of these three products and instructions on their use. Readers will also find the translation into Russian of the CD-ROM produced by UNESCOís Office in Bangkok, Web Tools for Educators, as well as a thesaurus of terms related to ICT and culture.

Publication year: 2009
Collation: 122 p., illus.
Author(s): Tuenbaeva, Kalima; Kulenov, Janat; Kogabai, Shynar
Editor: Karpov, Sergey ISBN 9965-692-68-8

Tags: Inclusive Knowledge Societies, Open Solutions

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Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/free-and-open-source-software-applications-for-education-culture-and-access-to-information