There was an interesting blog post in the Times last week about this group and their Geeks4Peace efforts leading up to the election (which is today): http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/geeks-for-peace/ Beatrice R. Pulliam Library Commons Librarian for Technology and Access Phillips Memorial Library Providence College 1 Cunningham Square Providence, RI 02918 (t) 401.865.1622 (f) 401.865.2823 IM: rhodylibrarian (AIM/iChat/Yahoo/GoogleTalk Twitter: beatricepulliam http://www.providence.edu/library ________________________________________ From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Francis Kayiwa [[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:18 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] human rights violations elibrary for Haiti/France On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 03:07:34PM +0000, Lin, Kun wrote: > Check http://www.ushahidi.com/products > This is the description on TurnkeyLinux > "Ushahidi (Swahili for "testimony" or "witness") is a crowdsourcing application created in the aftermath of Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election that enables local observers to submit reports using their mobile phones or the internet, while simultaneously creating a temporal and geospatial archive of events." > > http://www.turnkeylinux.org/ushahidi As one who grew up in Kenya... The "Swahili" people speak the Kiswahili language. Like top posting I should probably give this up though. The people have spoken. ;-) Cheers, ./fxk > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kari R Smith > Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:56 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] human rights violations elibrary for Haiti/France > > Jason, > 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. > > http://dspacedirect.org/dspacedirect > > > Kari Smith > > -----Original Message----- > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jason Raitz > Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 2:13 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [CODE4LIB] human rights violations elibrary for Haiti/France > > 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 > -- Hindsight is an exact science.