Randall Library Projects
This application helps students manage their time and meet deadlines by breaking large projects into smaller steps and budgeting specific amounts of time for each step. This is an open source project that I customized for Randall Library.
The library has a number of computer jobs running automatically without anyone attending them. This application monitors these jobs and provides a report showing which jobs are running. It also notifies responsible personnel when any of the jobs fails or quits running.
Bento Box Search
An application to help students search for library resources, such as books, journals, magazines, and digital collections. Before this was built, they had to enter a separate search for each category of items.
This is an enhancement to the library website search function that allows librarians to highlight particular materials in the collection.
Customized an open source application that creates a visual record of how the library's information kiosk is being used.
CMC Maker Space
The Curriculum Materials Center contains a collection of PreK-12 instructional resources, including a makerspace with stations for 3D doodling/printing/scanning/modeling, book binding, paper-crafting, stamping, painting, prototyping, and sewing. This application assists students and staff in documenting projects completed in the makerspace using descriptions, photos, and inventories of resources consumed.
CMC Reference Transactions
Documents the various occurrences of customer service provided by the library's Curriculum Materials Center.
There are over one hundred computers in the library that are available for student use. This application provides detailed reporting on how these computers are actually used, by date, time, device type, machine, and location. This information has a number of uses, including identifying malfunctioning machines and establishing justification for new computers as needed. The library's application was written in house to replace an expensive proprietary system.
Computers Available for Borrowing
The library's Technology Assistance Center provides laptops that can be borrowed by students. This application creates a public display that shows the number of laptops currently available.
Graphical display of several categories of service provided by the library.
Enhanced the ability of the librarians to customize certain features in the library's content management system.
Drupal 7 Migration
Drupal is the library's open source content management system. I migrated 12 different websites from Drupal version 6 to Drupal version 7.
Provides quick access to the library's Information Technology department collection of programming reference e-books.
Electronic Resource Tickets
Ticketing app to manage problems with the library's electronic resources.
Facts and Planning
A public accounting of various services provided by Randall Library to the faculty and students of the university .
Fund Report for Selectors
Each year the library establishes a budget by university department for purchasing new books. This application helps the library manage these budgets and purchases.
Get It from Randall Library
Research tool that can be easily added as a button to a student's browser bookmarks toolbar.
Government Docs Weeding
Randall Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program to make government documents available for research and other uses. Over time, the number of these documents exceeds the space available in the library. This application helps library personnel identify items that can be removed from the collection.
Group Study Room Reservations
An application that allows students to reserve one of the library's private study rooms. With this software, the students are able to completely manage the use of the the various study rooms with almost no involvement from the library's staff.
Group Study Statistics
Reporting showing usage of the group study reservation app.
Used by library admins to find duplicate resources.
Guide on the Side
Tool for creating web based training applications.
Guides are created for each area of study at the university. Students can use them to locate important library resources and contact the librarian responsible for that field.
Improved Interlibrary Loan
Allows library patrons to request materials from other libraries through Randall Library. This was vendor software that I customized and improved.
A collection of tools for teaching and learning information literacy skills.
Documents all of the various classes taught by library faculty.
Item Bib Mismatch
An application that locates inconsistencies in the library catalog so that errors can be corrected.
Item Status Reports
An enhancement to the library catalog that is used by the staff to find catalog items by means of various criteria.
Tool for updating the library's website links after a vendor's information was changed.
Set up new Linux servers, installed all software, and migrated applications from the library's Windows servers.
Oral History PDFs
The library has created several dozen oral histories based on interviews with various members of the Wilmington NC community. These interviews were already available online, but I created a function by which any history could be turned into a PDF document.
Overdue Search List
Reporting on overdue collection items, including books, movies, and music.
Various departments at the university are budgeted annual funds for purchase of new library materials. This application helps the library staff to track and manage these budgets as new items are acquired.
The library information technology department was using the Asana web application for managing various projects. This application was able to access the Asana server and create customized reports by project and employee.
Public Help Desk
Improved interface to the library problem ticket application.
Randall Library Staff
An internal website used by library staff for various functions. The site houses a number of forms for initiating library processes. It is also used to gather input from library staff, especially when interviewing prospective library employees.
Panel for quick access to Randall Libray custom-written applications.
Record Number Lookup by Barcode
Performed some automated maintenance of the library catalog.
The library offers access to dozens of online databases, but using them for research can be a challenge. This application walks the student step-by-step through the process of creating an effective search statement to find relevant information in the databases.
Special Collections Patron Registration
This is used to gather information and create reports concerning patrons using the library's special collection and items contained within the collection.
Automated vendor notification of items removed from the library collection.
TAC Circulation Transactions
This application tracks student transactions at the university's Technology Assistance Center located within the library. The information is useful in helping management schedule the 30 plus part-time student workers to provide adequate coverage during all the hours the center is open.
TAC Inventory Report
Helps keep track of the inventory of a wide variety of items in the library technical support department.
This is an open source customer service ticket tracking application that I customized for use by the library.
Added book and video search to the library's handy public kiosk.
Manages the reporting and collection of unpaid patron late fees, lost items, and fines. When the amount due become too large, it gets transferred to the student's university account. At that point, the student cannot register for another semester without paying the fines.
A tool for maintaining the library collection.
Improved interface for working with the log files and error messages created by Drupal, the library's content management system.