Chicago Underground Library’s Community-Based Cataloging System
- Margaret Heller, Chicago Underground Library/Dominican University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nell Taylor, Chicago Underground Library, email@example.com
Code4Lib 2011, Wednesday 9 February, 09:35 - 09:55
We have developed a unique cataloging and discovery system using Drupal, which we eventually hope to provide as a standalone module that any organization can implement as both a technical and theoretical template to start an Underground Library in its own city. Chicago Underground Library (CUL) is a replicable model for community collections. It uses the lens of an archive to examine the creative, political, and intellectual interdependencies of a city, tracing how people have worked together, who influenced whom, where ideas first developed, and how they spread from one publication to another through individuals.