OpenOffice: What Libraries Need to Know

OpenOffice: What Libraries Need to Know
Thursday, March 18, 2010, 12 pm – 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

This webinar will last approximately one hour. There is no charge for this webinar.  Pre-registration is not required.  For more information and to participate in the March 18 webinar, go to   

Are you curious about a free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Meet OpenOffice, the leading open-source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Learn how it measures up to the competition, how it can be used in libraries and other factors that will help you decide if OpenOffice is for you.

At the end of the webinar, participants will:
• Be familiar with the platform requirements for running OpenOffice
• Be able to identify which versions of Microsoft products are compatible with OpenOffice, and vice-versa.

Speaker:  Laura Solomon.  Laura Solomon, MCIW, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and the former Web Applications Supervisor for the Cleveland Public Library. She has been doing web development and design for over ten years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She also authored a statewide web site usability study in 2004 that evaluated the site of every public library in Ohio. She specializes in developing with Drupal, as well as in web code and accessibility standards.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:       

Webinar: OpenOffice: What Libraries Need to Know
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time:  12pm – 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time
Speaker:  Laura Solomon


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