Presenter(s) Information

Darci Hanning, Oregon State Library

Presentation Type

Panel Session

Description

Throughout the U.S., small and rural public libraries are struggling to stay open and do not have the capacity to develop engaging websites that can meet the information needs of their patrons. In the age of electronic journals, online learning resources, research databases, and more, it is imperative that libraries of all types provide access to these and other valuable information resources through a well-designed, full-featured website. Plinkit addresses this issue by providing a pre-built, easy-to-maintain, public library website based on Plone, an open source content management system. This session will cover the history of the Plinkit project, why it's needed, the features and functionality that Plone plus specialized content can bring to a library website, and information on the multi-state, multi-network cooperative, the Plinkit Collaborative. This presentation serves as a great case study for how long distance collaboration can have a local impact in providing library services in the technology age.

Conference Track

Other

Start Date

5-2-2010 9:00 AM

End Date

5-2-2010 11:00 AM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19919

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Feb 5th, 9:00 AM Feb 5th, 11:00 AM

Plinkit: National Collaboration With a Local Impact

Throughout the U.S., small and rural public libraries are struggling to stay open and do not have the capacity to develop engaging websites that can meet the information needs of their patrons. In the age of electronic journals, online learning resources, research databases, and more, it is imperative that libraries of all types provide access to these and other valuable information resources through a well-designed, full-featured website. Plinkit addresses this issue by providing a pre-built, easy-to-maintain, public library website based on Plone, an open source content management system. This session will cover the history of the Plinkit project, why it's needed, the features and functionality that Plone plus specialized content can bring to a library website, and information on the multi-state, multi-network cooperative, the Plinkit Collaborative. This presentation serves as a great case study for how long distance collaboration can have a local impact in providing library services in the technology age.