Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Gnu

Chad Kealey, Drexel University College of Law Hagerty Library

Meeting the ever-changing IT needs of a Law School is never easy. When that Law School is fairly new and the economy takes a nose-dive, it becomes even more complicated. Making IT work in that situation requires a healthy amount of resources from the parent institution and MacGyver-like ingenuity on the part of the IT staff. In this presentation, we're going to look at how the IT staff at The Earle Mack School of Law is combining systems and services from its parent (Drexel University) with open-source software to provide for the technology needs of its faculty, staff and students without breaking the bank. Specific examples include:

  • Programmatically publishing intranet content to the internet (using SharePoint and SiteCore)
  • Using open-source software to process rich media content for publishing to DragonDrop (Drexel's custom-built rich media conversion and hosting system)
  • Syndicating content from DragonDrop to SharePoint and (on the horizon) SiteCore

While you may not be able to directly reproduce what we've done, we hope that you'll be inspired to look at the services, systems and tools that you use and find creative ways to assemble them to meet your school's needs.

Schedule info

Time slot: 
21 June 16:00 - 17:00