[Libs-Or] Using WordPress to Build a Library Website

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Mon Dec 5 11:47:25 PST 2011

If you need to build or majorly overhaul your library website, you might be interested in an upcoming eCourse from ALA Editions. It's all about using WordPress to build a library website. Or, check out the April 2011 Library Technology Reports which has the same theme.

ALA eCourse Teaches How to Build Library Websites with WordPress
"ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse on Using WordPress to Build Library Websites. Amanda Goodman and Polly-Alida Farrington will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated eCourse starting on Jan. 16, 2012. WordPress is an open-source content management system that helps you create, develop and maintain a website. Its intuitive interface means that there's no need to learn complex programming languages - and because it's free, you can do away with purchasing expensive Web development software. Skilled Web developers Farrington and Goodman will guide you in applying WordPress tools and functionality to library content. You will learn the nuts and bolts of building a library website that is both user friendly and easy to maintain." The course costs $250 and will require about 5 hours of your time per week. Weekly work can be done when it fits best into your schedule.
          http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3618 (& source of image below)


Library Technology Reports' April 2011 Issue Focuses on Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System
ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports, and the April 2011 edition (vol. 47, no. 3) is all about how to use WordPress as a library content management system. It has both how-to and showcase articles. Those interested in learning more can read the issue electronically in Gale or ILL the print issue from the State Library.
          About the issue: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3397 (& source of image below)
          Gale access to issue: http://bit.ly/vek8GE
                        I created the PURL (permanent URL) above from OSLIS. If you are prompted to log in and do not have a user name and password,
click on your library's link to Academic OneFile,
click on Publication Search in the orange toolbar at the top,
enter "library technology reports" (no need for quotes) and click on the search button,
click on the journal title, and
click on April 1, 2011.
          Request issue from OSL: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/school/index.shtml#Requesting_Materials_from_OSL_

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Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us

OSLIS || www.oslis.org
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