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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Technology for Empowerment: Open Source Software

Vandana Singh, Associate ProfessorCollege of Communication and Information - School of Information Sciences
Open Source Software (OSS) examples from a perspective of technology for empowerment will be shared in this talk. Specifically, examples from multiple funded research projects will be shared to demonstrate how technology in general and OSS in particular has impacted and empowered libraries, librarians and communities in the Appalachian region. Online education combined with embedded IT projects formed the basis of student learning and engagement to produce inspiring results. I will share some of the work that has been done and some that is under planning to strengthen local libraries and communities.
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