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Re: need a plan for what to code

From:

Carol Bean <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 16:48:39 -0400

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Adam,

Oddly enough, I'm evaluating tools and DAM's this week.  I charted the 
Open Source ones that looked possible,  I don't know how this is going to 
come through on email, but this is what I've got:







Software
Source location
Platform
Web
Based
MODS/
METS/
DC
Language
Database
Includes
Rep?
Multiple
Schemas
Primary
Audience
/Users
Support
Omeka
http://omeka.org/
Linux
Y
DC
PHP
MySQL
Y
?
Staff/
Public
Forums/
List
Blacklight
http://projectblacklight.org/
Any
Y
Any
Ruby
N
N
Y
Public
List
Greenstone
http://www.greenstone.org
Any
Y
DC
Java,
Perl
?
Y
Configu-
rable
Staff/
Public
List
DSpace
http://www.dspace.org
Any
Y
Any
Java,
Perl
PostGres,
Oracle
Y
Y
Staff/
Public
Forum/
Lists
CollectiveAccess
http://www.collectiveaccess.org
Any
Y
Any
PHP
MySQL
N
Y
Staff/
Public
Forum/
Consult.




These are just the preliminary things I was looking at, but in the process 
of getting the chart filled in.  I'm leaning towards Omeka (there's a good 
article on it in D-Lib, 
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march10/kucsma/03kucsma.html this month), or 
CollectiveAccess.  They look like they will require the least amount of 
work getting it set up, and I'm already familiar with PHP/MySQL. :-)
(Includes Rep == includes repository)

Hope this helps a little. :-)


Carol Bean
Electronic Resources Librarian
Federal Courts Library
936 Federal Justice Building
99 NE 4th Street
Miami, FL  33132
305-523-5958
305-523-5962 (FAX)
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From:
Adam Wead <[log in to unmask]>
To:
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Date:
03/29/2010 03:38 PM
Subject:
Re: [CODE4LIB] need a plan for what to code
Sent by:
Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>



Ethan,

Thanks, yes, I did take a look at this.  I have to pick my battles here. A 
discovery interface is one of the things that we could buy "off the shelf" 
and get a lot of good mileage out of.  I'm devoted to open source and I 
would love nothing more than to roll our own with Blacklight, but that's 
more work on top of the DAM issue.  I chose not to delve into the 
Blacklight option to save myself more time to focus on the asset manager 
issue, which is where I *think* I'll be having to work the most.

Of course, I'm open to suggestions.  Does anyone think it's easier to do 
your own discovery layer than a DAM? Potentially, the money we save not 
buying a discovery layer could go towards buying a DAM.  However, the 
products we're looking have some really great interfaces.  I think I'd be 
looking at an equally difficult challenge trying to emulate some of those 
features on my own.

thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Ethan Gruber
Sent: Mon 3/29/2010 3:00 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] need a plan for what to code
 
Instead of purchasing a discovery system, I recommend using
blacklight<http://projectblacklight.org/>

Ethan



 
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