Call for Developers
We are planning to create a Digital Library Card Platform for The Wikipedia
Library. We are looking for a developer, or team, with a history of
successfully developing web applications in open development frameworks
(such as Drupal, Angular, Ember, CiviCRM, etc.). Efficient production,
clear communication, and well-structured and secure code are a must.
Additional consideration will go towards applicants who have worked in the
Library and Information Science field, on Open Source projects, or in the
Wikimedia/Mediawiki communities. Our budget currently allows for
$5000-$15,000 for development of a working version within 4- 6 months. We
expect to expand the platform in two later phases to add additional
functionality around standard library services.
The Wikipedia Library helps Wikipedia's top editors receive access to
donations from leading publishers and databases. Now that we have over 3
dozen publishing partners including Elsevier JSTOR, Oxford University
Press, and SAGE, AND nearly a dozen global branches with 2 dozen more
planned for the next year AND commitments to support other TWL programs
across the globe... we need to create a system that will facilitate our
expansion. In the past, manual and separate processes for delivering
access were appropriate, but this year's focus is on scaling and
the Digital Library Card Platform tool is a top priority for us this year.
Qualified and interested applicants should read this project overview and
fill out the form linked on this page:
Please feel free to share this email with friends or colleagues who may
also be interested.
*Head of The Wikipedia Library <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/TWL>*
The Wikipedia Library team has been building a "GLAM Glossary" to help
Wikipedians who want to work with GLAMs to acclimatize to the language,
terminology, and jargon in the field.
Knowing the right words to use, and what they mean, will lead to more
effective outreach and partnerships.
We would love for more knowledgeable folks to add or suggest terms.
*Jump in! * https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Glossary
Jake Orlowitz and The Wikipedia Library team