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Creation and innovation in libraries: Wikis and Free and Open Source Software − Moreton Bay Regional Council

Cardboard Kaiju

Date: 31st Aug 2018 9:15am-4:45pm

Venue: Redcliffe Library meeting rooms, 476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe


Want to learn how to use Free and Open Software (FOSS) to boost your library’s creativity and a wiki to create a collaborative community project?

Attend this full-day workshop to understand the history and purpose of FOSS software and its place in public libraries. Explore how to use FOSS in your library, and how to help staff and patrons make decisions about FOSS and what to expect when using it. Get hands-on and build your own version of the Cardboard Kaiju monster, in cardboard and hot glue and put your ideas into action and document and share your Cardboard Kaiju monster using a wiki.

Content will include:

  • Introduction to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • Identifying FOSS alternatives to commonly used software
  • Downloading, installing and evaluating chosen software
  • Design, Document and Share your own Cardboard Kaiju monster (A life-size board game called Cardboard Kaiju will be introduced as a model of how to design, document and share using a wiki)

Required: ** Please bring along a laptop or tablet device **

Program:  Download the draft program

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Last updated
7th August 2018