DSpace now has a hosted option, DSpace Direct, which might be a really good option for this group. I'll send her an email message directly about it. Looks like it doesn't really launch until summer but what a great option for folks without a IT department to support them.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jason Raitz
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 2:13 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] human rights violations elibrary for Haiti/France
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 searchable, bilingual elibrary on human rights violations in Haiti. They've secured hosting in America for various reasons and they have a few thousand or more documents to store, index and make available. The lady I talked to had an interest in using facets and storing the documents in a MySQL db. I briefly suggested that Solr and Blacklight might be where they're heading.
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.