We should probably clarify you're needs a bit.
Will you need technology that manages authentication of authorized
users, or does your non-profit already have some tool (like a user login
or proxy server) that can decide which users should be able to get
access to your resources?
You mention "discovery options" ... are you thinking of a "discovery
product" or old-fashioned federated search that provides a single user
search interface that searches across many or all of your licensed
products? And a link resolver?
As a general rule of thumb, you can either have limited tech support or
use open-source software but not both. :(
On 8/20/15 5:04 PM, Nicole Askin wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm working with a non-profit that is offering access to research databases
> for patrons that do not otherwise have it. We are hoping to develop a
> library portal to support users, ideally including both article- and
> journal-level search. We'd like to do this as much as possible using *only*
> free and open source software, so I'm looking for recommendations on what
> to use and, crucially, what works well together.
> Some parameters:
> -We have no physical location or physical holdings - don't need circulation
> or anything in that category, although access stats would be nice
> -We do not have our own hosted materials - no need for a CMS
> -We have very limited tech support
> Any thoughts? I've been playing around with VuFind and reSearcher so far
> but am definitely open to other possibilities, particularly if there are
> good discovery options available.