Bonnie Tijerina November 8th, 2009
In 2007, Amherst College launched a new web site using the open source content management system, Drupal. Since then, the Library has worked with IT’s Web Services Group to build several web-based tools including a database locator, course guide builder, and dynamically generated new book lists. During the summer of 2009 we embarked on another collaborative project to improve electronic reserve management and access from course web pages. The system adapts the Drupal Biblio module to create a fully searchable database of e-reserves that streamlines processing for reserve staff. Registrar course information and enrollments are integrated to control permissions and displays. The open source bibliographic management system, Zotero is used as a staging area to collect, parse, and link bibliographic data.