LIS 505 - Applications software
Software designed for end-users.
Instructions for using hardware or software,
such as printed manuals.
Software that is easy to use,
especially for novices.
Software that is custom-made or custom-built
for a particular buyer.
Short for commercial off-the-shelf software.
Software that is ready-made
and available for sale to the public.
Also called packaged software
or commercial software.
Software released under a standard of the Open Source Initiative (OSI)
that there be no royalties on distribution,
that the source code must be accessible to users,
that modifications are allowed, and
that no one can be denied access to the software.
Software given away free by the author,
who retains the copyright
and may place restrictions on use of the software.
Software distributed freely
but for which the author requests a fee
from regular users.
Software that is not copyrighted.
Unauthorized copying of copyrighted software.
Licenses that entitle entire sites
to use as many copies as they need
for a single price.
Third parties that manage and distribute software services
to customers across a wide area network.
Text editing combined with formatting and other special features,
such as file management, font specification, footnoting,
cross-referencing, graphics, page headers and footers and numbering,
merging, spell checking, indexing, table-of-contents generation,
and print previewing.
Using a personal computer or workstation
to produce high-quality printed documents.
Tables of values arranged in rows and columns,
where one value can have a predefined relationship to another value.
Software that enables users to store, modify, and extract information from
Software that enables users to create images for electronic slide shows.
Software that makes it possible to send and receive data
over telephone lines through modems.
Collections of software sold together as single packages.
Software that performs more than one type of task,
especially that combines word processing, database management,
spreadsheet functions, and communications into a single package.
Software that helps groups of colleagues
attached to a local-area network
organize their activities
and that typically supports
scheduling, allocating resources,
e-mail, password protection for documents,
telephone utilities, electronic newsletters, and file distribution.
Also called collaborative software.
Departments that respond to users' technical questions.
Also referred to as information centers.
Short for small office/home office.
People who write computer programs.
People who design and manage the development of applications software.
Chief information officers.
People in charge of information processing in organizations.
Last updated October 29, 2002.
This page maintained by
Prof. Tim Craven
E-mail (text/plain only): firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western
Canada, N6A 5B7