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Creating a Community Driven Resource Library. Kami Griffiths, Executive Director. Community Technology Network (CTN) is a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides support to computer centers with the goal of helping more people improve their computer skills. The Big Idea.

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Creating a community driven resource library

Creating a Community Driven Resource Library

Kami Griffiths, Executive Director


Creating a community driven resource library

Community Technology Network (CTN) is a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides support to computer centers with the goal of helping more people improve their computer skills.


The big idea

The Big Idea

To create a central repository for information useful to people who manage computer centers or teach digital literacy skills.


What was involved

What Was Involved

  • Finding a Team

  • Creating a taxonomy

  • Using Delicious social bookmarking site

  • Creating a feed from Delicious to Drupal

  • Developing definitions for tags

  • Training key people across country to tag

  • Keeping it going


Finding a team

Finding a Team

SEATTLE: David Keyes, Karen Manuel, Ramona Black, Vicky Yuki

OHIO: Angela Siefer

CHICAGO: Michael Maranda

SAN FRANCISCO: KamiGriffiths, Erika Jones-Clary

AUSTIN: Dale Thompson, Gene Crick

TEAM


Creating a community driven resource library

TAXONOMY

TEAM


Creating a community driven resource library

TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

TEAM


Creating a community driven resource library

TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

DRUPAL

TEAM


Creating a community driven resource library

TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

DRUPAL

DEFINITIONS

TEAM


Training and quality control

Training and Quality Control

  • Define: what the tags mean

  • Debate: what should be tagged

  • Discuss: what makes for a good resource

  • Walk through process of tagging, providing access to the Delicious account

  • Double check that the resources are tagged correctly

  • Delicious doesn’t allow duplicates

TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

DRUPAL

DEFINITIONS

TRAINING

TEAM


Challenges sustainability

Challenges & Sustainability

  • Develop system for submitting new resources

  • Better user interface on ctnbayarea.org

  • Rating system

  • Adding comments

  • Create feeds to Word Press and Joomla

  • Will Delicious go away?

  • Dealing with broken links

TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

DRUPAL

DEFINITIONS

TRAINING

SUSTAINING

TEAM


Questions

Questions?

Contact Information:

Kami Griffiths, [email protected]

ctnbayarea.org/resources

delicious.com/CTNBayArea


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