Category Archives: open source

How to Create a CIPA Compliant Content Filter Using Free Software.

In this post I will describe how to use free open source software to create a simple CIPA compliant web filter that can be used in a small to medium public library.  I am using Ubuntu server 10.04 with Squid, … Continue reading

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Julia’s SuperTux Commercial

SuperTux This is the commercial that Julia, Ashley and I made for Julia’s first grade advertising project.  She made the poster that is at the beggining and end of the video.  She is also going to give a presentation tomorrow.  … Continue reading

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What I did to make the Everex ready for patrons

The first thing I did was download and burn Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Herron to a disk.  This was eventually done on a “gasp” Windows machine, since the gOS burning software was somehow not able to burn a readable .iso.  So… … Continue reading

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Defective By Design Calls for Protests against DRM using Libraries

Libraries: Kick DRM out!   The Boston Public Library (BPL) has DRM on its ebooks, audio books, music, and videos. These DRM systems sit between you and the item and restrict how and for how long you can access the … Continue reading

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Edubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> <!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> Well, after several months of using Edubuntu in a LTSP … Continue reading

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Open Source Software Used in the Library

I have been thinking a lot about the pros and cons of free and open source software lately. I found this chart very useful in spelling out some of the arguments, in this case the pros and cons of open … Continue reading

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New Edubuntu Kid’s Station

New Edubuntu Kid’s Station Originally uploaded by ashkev. With the convenience of the Saboyan User Editor, I set up kid’s profiles as well as adult profiles, so with one server, I am running 6 Adult machines, and 1 Kid’s machine. … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Update Part 2

I have now had the Edubuntu Stations up for a week. So far, patrons seem to be very pleased about the new stations. Some patrons are even seeking them out over the windows machines because the applications, including Firefox, open … Continue reading

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