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Hire YourLibrarySite to build… your library website!



Ever want to build or redesign your library’s website, but don’t have the technical expertise in-house? Here’s one interesting recent development on that front:

From an email I received from Paul Berger: “I wanted to let you know about the web development services we have put together here in Eugene Oregon. Yourlibrarysite.com was recently launched to serve public libraries with cost-effective development services that are built on Drupal open source content management.

Yourlibraysite.com is an initiative built by CraftySpace, L.L.C., an Internet technology company focused on website and web application development services for education and professional organizations. Some time ago, the Metropolitan Cooperative Library System (MCLS.org), an association of 33 public libraries located in the greater Los Angeles area approached us to respond to their needs for a new site. Our proposal won the contract and we developed their current site, followed by sites for several of their member libraries. We learned a lot about the needs of public libraries and how to respond to those needs using Web 2.0 thinking and technology.

Yourlibrarysite.com encompasses what we learned working with MCLS. By standardizing our technical approach and tools; and by using Drupal, we believe we can provide public libraries with powerful websites at costs that rival in-house development. We have a subscription-based solution for small libraries with a very low cost of entry. These sites can be launched in under 30 days.”

Someone reading this just might find their services useful… enjoy!

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  • http://www.mcls.org/ Rosario Garza

    We used CraftySpace to completely re-do our website and I would recommend them to anyone. They were easy to work with, up front on their charges and willing to listen to what we wanted! The “yourlibrarysite” actually is a result of many conversations I had with one of their partners about the needs of libraries in relation to their web presence.

  • http://www.mcls.org Rosario Garza

    We used CraftySpace to completely re-do our website and I would recommend them to anyone. They were easy to work with, up front on their charges and willing to listen to what we wanted! The “yourlibrarysite” actually is a result of many conversations I had with one of their partners about the needs of libraries in relation to their web presence.

  • davidleeking

    Rosario – cool! Thanks for the insight!

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  • Chris

    A couple “free website” initiatives that people should also be aware of:

    Drupal-based efforts:
    If a library is in Idaho, they can get a website for free through “e-branch in a box” (info here – http://help.lili.org/). Check out their current sites here – http://help.lili.org/node/137

    In Missouri, libraries can apply to participate in a pilot program, Real EZ, to get a website through the state library (nof here – http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/development/realez/requirements.asp)

    These projects utilize the Plone CMS –
    In Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, or Texas, public libraries can get a free website through the Plinkit collaborative in their state. See here for more info – http://www.plinkit.org/ – scroll down to Partner Sites on the left-hand side to find each state’s Plinkit site and contact info.

    In Iowa, they have PLOW (Putting Libraries on the Web) that provides websites and e-mail services to public libraries – info here – http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/plow – that also utilizes Plone.

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    A couple “free website” initiatives that people should also be aware of:

    Drupal-based efforts:
    If a library is in Idaho, they can get a website for free through “e-branch in a box” (info here – http://help.lili.org/). Check out their current sites here – http://help.lili.org/node/137

    In Missouri, libraries can apply to participate in a pilot program, Real EZ, to get a website through the state library (nof here – http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/development/realez/requirements.asp)

    These projects utilize the Plone CMS –
    In Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, or Texas, public libraries can get a free website through the Plinkit collaborative in their state. See here for more info – http://www.plinkit.org/ – scroll down to Partner Sites on the left-hand side to find each state’s Plinkit site and contact info.

    In Iowa, they have PLOW (Putting Libraries on the Web) that provides websites and e-mail services to public libraries – info here – http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/plow – that also utilizes Plone.

  • http://www.davidleeking.com/ david lee king

    Chris – that’s a great list, and a great addition to this post. Thanks!

  • http://www.davidleeking.com david lee king

    Chris – that’s a great list, and a great addition to this post. Thanks!

  • davidleeking

    Rosario – cool! Thanks for the insight!

  • http://www.easysitebuild.com/ website builder

    That would be definitely great for online libraries.

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