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CIL2006 Day 1: Open Source Software for Library Website Management



(Karen Coombs was the speaker)

summary – open source is cool!

sometimes it’s not free… there might be a licensing cost

still need hardware and time

advantages: change and expand on the source code if you want to, offers an active developer community – very nice!

Foundational Software:

apache, tomcat – another java-based web server
php, perl, python, ruby – open source programming languages
mysql and PostGres – more robust

Content Management:
Drupal – weblogs.ucalgary.ca – for the students
Plone – Requires Zope application server – stony brook suny runs on plone (health sciences site)
Textpattern – much simpler, fewer features

Bloging Software:
wordpress – probably best-known (LITA’s blog runs in wordpress)
WordpressMU – mu.wordpress.org – alpha stage, multiple blogs
or you can do a wordpress farm to run multiple blogs…

Movable Type – create multiple blogs with multiple authors (UHouston uses this) – another university runs thousands – mt is very scalable

Wiki software:
- mediawiki, PHP Wiki, Pm wiki – usc aiken gregg-graniteville library – runs on a wiki…

maintenance
awstats, w3c link checker, log validator – checks to see if your HTML is valid

other tools
Nvu, opensourcewebdesign – free code
tinymce.moxiecode.com – wysywyg html editor – open source, incorporate into your site. It looks like word. It can be incorporated into a CMS

htdig, Lucene – full text search engines written in Java

Furl and Wikipedia both use Lucine… hmm…

CIL2006

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  • mai

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  • davidleeking

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    So go to Google, and search for something like this:

    “asp.net “discussion board”

    Hope that helps!

  • davidleeking

    Unfortunately, not much. But there are countless asp.net discussion boards – that’s where I’d go first.

    So go to Google, and search for something like this:

    “asp.net “discussion board”

    Hope that helps!

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    I want to search source code of a web application about library topic in asp.net.Can you help me?

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  • mai

    I want to search source code of a web application about library topic in asp.net.Can you help me?