OpenSource for Libraries   A guide to selection and installation        of opensource web apps
Roy Degler  Digital Services Librarian  Oklahoma State University  roy.degler@okstate.edu
Topics    •Selection    • Installation
Selection  • opensourcecms.com  • Softaculous
Select at least three (3)    • Which matches your preferences!    • Community/Support    • Modification       • Themes     ...
Types of apps•   CMS’s       •   Social Networking•   Blogs       •   Mailing Lists•   Forums      •   Polls/Surveys•   Wi...
Be Creative• Don’t limit yourself!• Think what you want, then adapt   it!
Sample ideas   Select an app w/ RSS feeds to   display hours and news!   Create a FAQ with a forum   ...
Installation
Auto Installation       • Softaculous       • Installatron       • Fantastico
Relax and enjoy       • Auto Update Scripts       • Backups before update       • Easy and Quick
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)              Unzip and FTP to server.              Upload zip and expand on the              ...
Create a database     phpMyAdmin     MySQL     cpanel DB Wizard
Follow the instructions
Don’t have a server??        • Ask OneNet   (you might have a web server)        • Shared Hosting         ($3-10/mon.)    ...
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  • Open-Source web apps for libraries

    1. 1. OpenSource for Libraries A guide to selection and installation of opensource web apps
    2. 2. Roy Degler Digital Services Librarian Oklahoma State University roy.degler@okstate.edu
    3. 3. Topics •Selection • Installation
    4. 4. Selection • opensourcecms.com • Softaculous
    5. 5. Select at least three (3) • Which matches your preferences! • Community/Support • Modification • Themes • Functions
    6. 6. Types of apps• CMS’s • Social Networking• Blogs • Mailing Lists• Forums • Polls/Surveys• Wikis • GroupWare• Calendars • Ecommerce• LMS’s • Support
    7. 7. Be Creative• Don’t limit yourself!• Think what you want, then adapt it!
    8. 8. Sample ideas Select an app w/ RSS feeds to display hours and news! Create a FAQ with a forum ...
    9. 9. Installation
    10. 10. Auto Installation • Softaculous • Installatron • Fantastico
    11. 11. Relax and enjoy • Auto Update Scripts • Backups before update • Easy and Quick
    12. 12. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Unzip and FTP to server. Upload zip and expand on the server.
    13. 13. Create a database phpMyAdmin MySQL cpanel DB Wizard
    14. 14. Follow the instructions
    15. 15. Don’t have a server?? • Ask OneNet (you might have a web server) • Shared Hosting ($3-10/mon.) • webhostingtalk.com • Get a Domain Name (~$10/year)

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