Katipo Project Survival Kit

Wellington City Libraries

Wellington City LibrariesIn 1998, Katipo undertook the design, production and implementation of the Wellington City Libraries' web site and public access to the catalogue. The site was a full "virtual branch" where visitors could browse the library services, search the catalogue and even reserve a book, an exciting new development at the time.

In 2001/2002 the library undertook the massive project of implementing a new ILS and Katipo again provided design and development skills to get a new website ready to launch at the same time.

We have also installed the MyLibrary programme for the library, which enables the public to set up an account and develop their own "homepage" within the library site. The Library site has won numerous awards and received rave reviews, the most consistent of which come from the users themselves.

The Kea content management system is at the heart of the WCL website and staff also use WordPress blogging software to maintain blogs in various sections of the site.  WCL also use Kete for the Cuba St. Memories project.

www.wcl.govt.nz