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Pre-Install Question (4 posts)

  1. slabadie
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I am in the process of building a new website for our university library. Is this plug-in suitable and do I have to use Amazon's Web Services?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/weblibrarian/

  2. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    The WebLibrarian should work for any small (maybe medium) sized library. If you need interlibrary loan support or other multi-library features, you might be better off with Open-ILS (Everygreen) or some other larger scale ILS system.

    You don't *need* Amazon's Web Services to use the WebLibrarian -- AWS is useful for getting data for items you are adding to the library, in that various datums (like ISBNs, thumbnail images, and so on) can be automagically fetched from Amazon's database. If this information is already available or available from another source, you can skip the AWS set up.

  3. slabadie
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for the info. Will Open-ILS integrate with WordPress?

  4. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Open-ILS/Evergreen is a full fledged ILS system and includes the whole library system. I doubt that it integrates into WordPress. It might be a bigger system than you might be looking for. You say you want to manage a 'university' library -- what exactly do you mean by that? 'University' to me makes me think if UMass, with its 25 story high rise *main* library on its *main* campus. Plus its numerious branch libraries on its *main* campus, plus the libraries on its various *other* campuses. Maybe what *you* mean by 'University' is something much smaller...

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