Although Drupal isn't specifically tailored to libraries, archives or
museums, has it been adopted for use as a CMS? It would, of course,
need customization and modification to do what one of the other
library-specific CMSes can do out of the box, but it seems like Drupal
offers a lot of flexibility.
Does anyone have thoughts about Drupal for digital libraries/archives?
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Adam Wead <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I second that. I've been talking with a lot of museums and there seems to be a pretty big gap between what systems there are for museums and what there are for libraries and archives. The museum here uses TMS (The Museum System) which is proprietary. I did look at getting that data into our discovery interface as well with Coboat and OAICat Museum to better broadcast the museum's holdings, but that isn't something the curatorial folks are interested in doing at the moment.
> Thanks, Carol, for those links. I've come across Omeka before. It seems like it's more geared towards image data. Are you all planning to use it for other content as well? I'll definitely check out CollectiveAccess
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries on behalf of Ethan Gruber
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> That's a little difficult to make out, but I feel you are comparing apples
> to oranges by comparing Blacklight to Omeka or CollectiveAccess. From what
> I've seen, I think CollectiveAccess is a great system. Omeka is not, nor
> designed to be, digital repository software. I'm not sure it's a good fit
> for Adam's requirements. CollectiveAccess is worth looking into. It's a
> shame more museums don't take open source solutions and CollectiveAccess
> more seriously.
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Carol Bean <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> 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:
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