The type of hosting plan will determine what kind of search they can do.
Wordpress probably isn't the best platform for this, unless you can put a
search layer on top of it. It's a bit clunky with handling the files -
made for browsing to files, not searching.
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Jason Raitz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Okay, I just got some more information that makes the problem much clearer
> and adds a time sensitivity.
> I was going to cut and paste, but it looks like there is a legal factor to
> this that may make sending identifiable information in the clear a bad
> idea. It looks like this is actually an organization that it hoping to
> document the human rights abuses conducted under the former Duvalier
> dynasty in Haiti with the aim (I believe) of getting him convicted. It's
> goal is to set up the library interface and have Renee go to to Haiti to
> train people to use and manage the library.
> Renee does have background setting up Wordpress sites and writing basic
> HTML. They've purchased hosting on Godaddy and hope to use a MySQL db.
> the documents are in 4 languages and all types of media formats: pdf,
> audio, images and video.
> current skeleton wordpress site: http://haiti-lutte-contre-limpunite.org
> They hope to create the whole shebang in the next month! Definitely
> doesn't sound like an academic library timeframe. ;-)
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Jason Raitz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've just been contacted out of the blue by someone working with a joint
> > Haitian/French human rights organization that needs to create a
> > bilingual elibrary on human rights violations in Haiti. They've secured
> > hosting in America for various reasons and they have a few thousand or
> > documents to store, index and make available. The lady I talked to had
> > interest in using facets and storing the documents in a MySQL db. I
> > briefly suggested that Solr and Blacklight might be where they're
> > I also suggested that she might be able to get more help from an I-school
> > like my alma mater, UNC-SILS.
> > If anyone would like to assist her or has some ideas or experience with
> > such things, her email is reneeasteria [at] gmail [dot] com.
> > She didn't tell me much more beyond this. I believe that she doesn't
> > consider herself a programmer (I bet we would consider her a coder :-) ),
> > she's been working with statistical software for a number of years, and
> > that she is able to learn what's necessary.
> > I'm not sure of any protocols, but I went ahead and CC'd Renee on this
> > message.
> > Cheers,
> > Jason Raitz
> > NCSU Libraries