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Open Source Initiatives

Library DIY: Unmediated Point-of-Need Support

Drupal-based system for organizing and making easily findable learning objects or other content. This project was honored with the 2014 ACRL Instruction Section Innovation Award.


Contextually Aware Library Widget in D2L

This customizable application works with the Desire2Learn (D2L) Learning Management System and the SpringShare LibGuides API to create a library widget within a course page that contains dynamically generated content based on the D2L course page where it is displayed.

  • Project URL
  • Download (.zip) 
  • Features:
    1. Provides links to class-specific LibGuides
    2. Displays links to class-specific Course Reserves
    3. Offers catalog search box
    4. Includes contact info for research help
    5. Links to the Library home page

Study Room Reservation System (LibRooms)

Patrons can view study rooms based on amenities and reserve rooms online.

  • Public Interface
  • Project URL
  • Download (.zip)
  • Features:
    1. Google-Calendar-like drag selection for making a reservation
    2. Room amenities, images and room location maps
    3. Advanced administration interface; customizable reports
    4. Backend workflow for checking room keys in and out
    5. Integration with III PatronAPI for authentication
    6. Screenreader-friendly, accessibility & usability-tested
    7. Highly configurable policy settings


Persistent Link Builder

Proxy Link Builder pre-pends a persistent link with the proxy prefix string.

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