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The following is a list of open source software (OSS) used in Michigan libraries, in order by the name of the software, the URL, a brief description, and libraries currently using the software. Please be sure you are listing OSS and not Freeware. For a good discussion of Open Source, Freeware, and Shareware, see Open Source Strategies' Blog

  • CDBurnerXP http://cdburnerxp.se/ free application to burn CDs and DVDs
    • Alcona County Library
    • Public Libraries of Saginaw
    • Willard Library
  • CiviCRM http://civicrm.org/ online donations and other registration payments
    • Jackson District Library
  • Cosign http://weblogin.org secure single sign** on web authentication system
    • Univ. of Michigan-AA
  • Evergreen http://open-ils.org/ integrated library system
    • Barryton Public Library
    • Branch District Library
    • Darcy Library of Beulah
    • Grand Rapids Public Library
    • Laingsburg Public Library
    • Niles District Library
    • Oscoda County Library
    • Traverse Area District Library
  • Internet Station Management (ISM) from OSG
    • Grant Area District Library
  • Joomla http://www.joomla.org/ web page
    • Alcona County Library
    • Center for Forensic Psychiatry
    • Jordan Valley District Library
    • Willard Library
  • Open Office http://www.openoffice.org/ word processing
    • Alcona County Library
    • Andrews University
    • Branch District Library
    • Cass District Library
    • Cheboygan Area Public Library
    • Grand Rapids Public Library
    • Lakeland Library Cooperative
    • MCLS
    • Northville District Library
    • Tamarack District Library
  • Paint.net http://www.getpaint.net/ photo-editing
    • Alcona County Library
    • Branch District Library
    • Tamarack District Library
  • Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/ on Linux servers (includes a variety of OS applications: Apache, PHP, MySql, FreeRadius, Chillispot, CakePHP, fpdf, Swift mailer, etc.)
    • Cass District Library
    • Cheboygan Area Public Library
    • Public Libraries of Saginaw
    • Willard Library