I was sitting around the other day and thinking “I know a bunch of libraries that provide fantastic open-source software and enhancements but I cannot find anything on their websites about it” and then decided I’d make a page for librarians who were looking at us.
On this page I am going to release a bunch of stuff that we make/edit/create so that anyone can download it and have a play around. This will include:
Our facebook application to search an Amlib catalogue.
Any/all of our customised Amlib reports including the RSS reports and data export reports.
Our booking system for events (which also keeps our info request statistics).
Any/all of our Joomla! enhancements.
I do not know if this would be of use to anyone, but I would be interested in making this page as a kind of “look at what we do” page for other librarians. Offering the software and also some instructions on how we did things may also be a drawcard to the site.
Does anyone else know a library that offers this kind of information on their website? It doesn’t have to be in English. Anyone? At all?
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The only librarians I know who post this sort of thing, usually do so on their blogs or personal websites.
This is a great idea Christian – I look forward to being able to check it out and refer other people to it.
Are you able to suggest any good librarian blogs/websites that I could have a look at for ideas? I have a few in mind but would love to know what you think would be good for me.
I’ve added information on the LibraryThing For Libraries Wiki for Amlib. Specifically the script to allow libraries to extract the required data LibraryThing needs. I had already given it to many libraries who had called me so I thought it was the next logical step to get the info out there. As for housing pages like this ourselves… no.
I am intrigued by your booking system. Expect an email!
I might just pinch that script one of these days when I get off my butt and investigate LTFL (we did some preliminary testing ages ago but never went anywhere with it).
And I look forward to the email re the booking system!