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INCOLSA, NEBASE and PALINET join the Plinkit Collaborative

Plinkit was recognized with the 2008 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at ALA in Anaheim this year as an innovative, multi-state technology project with significant impact on libraries and communities across a broad section of America. The PLINKIT Collaborative is a pioneering initiative as it’s the first collaborative technology project of its kind among state library and regional agencies.

Plinkit is based on Plone, an open-source content management system. Library web sites are created and edited right through the web, using built-in text editors and other powerful features that make it easy for library staff to keep their content current. The Plinkit platform allows small libraries with limited funding to develop a professional looking website.

Michael Piper, the Executive Director of INCOLSA said, "Plinkit is ideally suited to help even the smallest libraries deliver compelling online services. With our partners, INCOLSA is delighted to join the award-winning Plinkit Collaborative. We look forward to working with the Collaborative to extend Plinkit to serve even more communities nationwide."

Tom Ceresini, PALINET's Technology Consultant, says, "PALINET is very pleased to join the Plinkit collaborative and offer this innovative project to public libraries in our membership. Plinkit is a great fit for libraries that want to offer web-based services to their users with a minimum of expense and technical expertise required."

Rod Wagner, Director of the Nebraska Library Commission, said “The Nebraska Library Commission appreciates the opportunity to join the Plinkit Collaborative and make available Plinkit's dynamic, easy to use and easy to update web site service. Plinkit will be a great resource for Nebraska libraries.”

The goal of the Plinkit Collaborative is to pool funds in support of software development, training, documentation, and marketing activities. For more information, visit www.Plinkit.org or email [email protected].

Justine Shaffner, MLS
Plinkit Collaborative Coordinator
p: 303.751.6277 x140

e: [email protected]

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