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:

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 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.
> Cheers,
> Jason Raitz
> NCSU Libraries