Thursday, December 4, 2008

Plinkit, Web sites for all

presented by Darci Hanning
This marks the fifth in our continuing series of Library Open Source Webinars on:
Tuesday December 9th, 2008, 2:00-3:00pm Central Time

Plinkit is based on Plone, an open source software content management system and is how Collaborative partner states/networks host and deploy dynamic, easy-to-maintain websites for small libraries throughout the US. This presentation will cover the history and background of the Plinkit project in Oregon, information about the Plinkit Collaborative, and will provide a live demo of a Plinkit site as well as a quick tour of various Plinkit sites being actively used by library patrons.

Darci Hanning brings 20 years of software and web application development experience to her position as the Technology Development Consultant at the Oregon State Library. For the past three years she has led the Plinkit project in Oregon and since Spring 2006, she has provided technical leadership for the Plinkit Collaborative, a multi-state cooperative to deploy Plinkit around the country. She has recently served as President of the Plone Foundation and was selected as a "2008 Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal.

1 comment:

Oregon State Library said...

Plinkit Collaborative - http://www.plinkit.org
This is also has a "members-only" section where
members/partners can download documentation,
software, etc for their own Plinkit project

Demo Site - http://demo.plinkit.org/
Example default Plinkit site, everything you
see here is what a Plinkit library gets from
the very start. Each state creates their own
version of Plinkit to deploy

Partner sites, many of them have links to libraries
using Plinkit in their state:

Colorado Plinkit
http://colibraries.org/

Illinois Plinkit
http://illinoisplinkit.org/

Oregon Plinkit
http://oregon.plinkit.org/

Texas Plinkit
http://texas.plinkit.org/

You may download just the slides from:
http://www.plinkit.org/wils
PowerPoint and PDF versions are available.