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Re: FOSS4LIB registry now open for new packages/releases/providers/events/institutions

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Demian Katz <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:55:55 -0500

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Thanks for this!  Just one question -- is there a way to edit categories?  I noticed a category for Online PULIC Access Catalogs, but I couldn't figure out a way to correct it to "public".

- Demian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Peter Murray
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:39 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] FOSS4LIB registry now open for new
> packages/releases/providers/events/institutions
> 
> All --
> 
> The project that I was seeking feedback on over the fall is seeing the
> light of day.  http://foss4lib.org/ is now open for use by the
> community.  For the Code4Lib audience, this mostly means you can create
> an account, log in, and create content nodes for specific packages,
> releases, and events.  See http://foss4lib.org/content/adding-
> information-foss4lib for links on how to get started.
> 
> For people or organizations that provide support for open source
> software in libraries -- implementation consulting, hosting, custom
> code development, training, etc. -- we especially want to encourage you
> to sign up and post your availability on the site.  One of the
> overarching goals is to promote an ecosystem of open source support
> providers for packages that are specific to libraries.  So we want to
> make this registry a better place to go to find those support options
> over a scattershot Google search.  Please note that there is one bit of
> functionality in the registry that is not done right now.  Some
> software packages have well developed lists of providers and
> institutions that use the software, and we're not trying to reproduce
> those in the registry.  There is a capability coming that will allow
> URLs to these community lists to override the provider/using-
> institution functionality of the registry.  More on that soon.
> 
> Speaking of additional functionality, I am very interested in hearing
> ideas about how the registry can advance the goal of supporting open
> source software in libraries.  If you have any, feel free to discuss
> them here or send me a direct e-mail.  A press release about FOSS4LIB
> will be going out in the next couple of hours, and it will include
> information about one-hour introductory sessions at Midwinter and
> webinars later in January and February.
> 
> 
> Here's the instructions:
> 
> Go to http://foss4lib.org/user/register and create an account for
> yourself.  The pattern for usernames is recommended to be your first
> and last name, but you can make it anything you want.  You'll receive
> an e-mail with a one-time password to follow and set your password.
> 
> Then browse (http://foss4lib.org/packages) or search
> (http://foss4lib.org/search/node) for your target software package(s).
> If you see it/them, great! -- move onto the next step.  If not, follow
> "Add content -> package" (http://foss4lib.org/node/add/package) to
> create it.  Put in the common name (no release numbers) for your
> package as its title and some descriptive chunk of text for the body.
> Below this is a series of technology choices that you can make.  In the
> case of Package Type, License, and Development Status you can pick one
> of the choices.  For Operating System, Technologies Used, Programming
> Language, and Database you can pick more than one (using Command-Click
> or Control-Click, depending on your operating system).  For anything in
> this Technology area, if there are terms that you need that aren't
> listed let me know and I'll add them.  Below Technology is Links, and
> you can fill in any URLs that you know/have for this package.  Below
> that is an Associations sect!
>  ion where you can link this package to other packages in the system.
> (See the DSpace entry, for instance --
> http://foss4lib.org/package/dspace -- on how it is associated with
> Djatoka.)  Now hit "Save" (or hit "Preview" then "Save") your package
> and go onto the next step.
> 
> As appropriate, create a Provider for your company/organization/self
> (http://foss4lib.org/node/add/provider):  Put in the title and
> description.  Then in the "Supports" section, pick one or more choices
> for "Provider Type".  (If you provide services other than the ones
> listed here, let me know and I'll add them to the list.)  In the
> Package field start typing the name of the package until it pops up in
> the auto-complete drop-down and select it there.  (When you do so,
> you'll see the package name appended with "[nid:x]" representing the
> node ID.)  You can mix-and-match your Provider Type and Packages by
> selecting "Add Another Item".  In the Employees Registered section, you
> can add people registered on FOSS4LIB (including yourself) that will
> appear as associated with your firm.  Below that add arbitrary URLs
> (such as to your homepage, client list, contact information, etc.) that
> will appear on your provider page.  Then hit "Save" (or hit "Preview"
> then "Save") and your done!
> 
> Feel free to add Events (http://foss4lib.org/node/add/event), Package
> Releases (http://foss4lib.org/node/add/release), and other Packages
> (http://foss4lib.org/node/add/package) that you know about.  And thank
> you for extending the usefulness of the FOSS4LIB site.
> 
> 
> Peter
> --
> Peter Murray
> Assistant Director, Technology Services Development
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