* discussion of whether or not reference/public access labs even have office suites * MS Office is free (licensed) for students to download at Columbia, so would OOo be as necessary/attractive? * interoperability with CourseWorks/Sakai * librarians would need to be trained in OOo if the applications were on public access machines. It would be hard enough for them to deal with MS Office * discussion more about OS on lab computers * provide experience for health care professionals and social workers with free tools * find examples of other libraries running OO on public access computers (one example [https://www.stanford.edu/group/opensource/cgi-bin/blog/ Stanford Open Source Lab], but we didn''t find much else) * many labs using Deep Freeze or Clean Slate to keep computers uncompromised * running software off flash drives * utility computing/cloud computing/vaporware(?), note [http://www.nicholasgcarr.com/bigswitch The Big Switch] by Nick Carr * put stuff on [http://www.libsuccess.org Library Success wiki] about OOo to get ball rolling on it * found [http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Open_Source_Software open source], locking down lab computers on Library Success wiki * [http://www.oss4lib.org OSS4lib] seems like a good resource * is there such a thing as an OO viewer, like there is with MS so users can see, but not edit office applications? * other office suite players? [http://www.abisource.com/ AbiWord], which is for word processing only. There are others that run only on Linux. As of May 17, [http://windows.kde.org/ KDE for Windows]. * put portable office suite on a flash drive for people to try. Note [http://portableapps.com/suite PortableApps Suite] * OOo for PDAs? Integrate with Documents to Go * Same discussion, for training rooms, maybe even before public access computers * Same argument as supporting both IE and Firefox--why not have both MS Office and OOo? * OOo has got to be better than the newest fiasco of a MS upgrade, right? (Vista, Office 2007) * Working with [http://www.zotero.org Zotero] and Firefox * What are the 10% of the things that are missing from OOo, and how important would they be to our users? e.g. Fancy spreadsheet functions that would work with [http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu WRDS] or [http://www.spss.com SPSS]? We assume that they should be okay, especially with CSV files. attendees: Alysse Jordan (Columbia), Stephen Francoeur (Baruch/CUNY), Nancy Glassman (Albert Einstein Medical), Jenna Freedman (Barnard)
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