Delivering Library Services in the Web 2.0 environment: OSU Libraries Publishing System for and by Librarians

Kim Griggs - Oregon State University
Margaret Mellinger - Oregon State University
Jane Nichols - Oregon State University

Using Ruby on Rails, we built a web page publishing system. The system allows librarians with minimal technical expertise to create dynamic pages that integrate Web 2.0 features with traditional library content. Students use the pages to connect quickly to selected library resources. We'll discuss why we chose a custom solution, give an overview of our agile development processes, and then look under the hood.