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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

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

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


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

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


TAXONOMY

TEAM


TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

TEAM


TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

DRUPAL

TEAM


TAXONOMY

DELICIOUS

DRUPAL

DEFINITIONS

TEAM


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

  • 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?

Contact Information:

Kami Griffiths, kami@ctnbayarea.org

ctnbayarea.org/resources

delicious.com/CTNBayArea


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