ConsortiumInfo: Case Study II: A National Archive Moves to ODF

“Last week I reported on the decision by the City of Bristol,
England, to convert its 5,500 desktops from Microsoft Office to Sun
Microsystems’ StarOffice 8.0, which supports OpenDocument Format
(ODF). In the process of making its decision, the City Council of
Bristol performed a detailed analysis of total costs of ownership,
and posted what it learned on a public Website, providing a useful
case study for other govenment entities that might wish to go in
the same direction. Today, I’ll describe another case study in
process: the decision by the National Archives of Austalia (NAA) to
move its digital archives program to software that supports

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