Congratulations to the libraries selected to participate in the project! You may have been wondering what happened in regard to the application that your library submitted earlier this year. Well, this project has been an exercise in evolution. Our initial plans for the project changed because as we progressed with planning and with evaluation of the applications, it became evident that libraries whose websites are embedded in jurisdictional portals would not be able to use the content management system that was envisioned as the central feature of the project. A significant number of the libraries that applied are in fact in this situation, so we have redesigned the project to have two approaches, “Hosted” and “Non-Hosted”. Participation in the Non-Hosted approach is offered to all libraries that submitted an application, while participation in the Hosted approach is limited to those libraries that can have their websites hosted on a third-party (i.e., Infopeople) server.
We have created a discussion list to help us all communicate with each other. If you are participating in the project and haven't received a welcome message, go to this website: http://lists.infopeople.org/listinfo.cgi/llwip-infopeople.org to submit your email address (it has to be approved - we're trying to prevent spam from getting through to the list!). This project used LibrarySite2, a Drupal-based content management system.
The hosted libraries that were participating as of November, 2007:
- El Dorado
- San Anselmo
Update: Sites participating as of May 2010: