Building a Digital Library Using PHP and MySQL

Building a Digital Library Using PHP and MySQL
Thursday, November 6, Friday, November 7, and Monday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $200 institutional members; $125 myMETRO members; $300 nonmembers
Register for this workshop.

It is almost unimaginable for an interactive, dynamic and fully functional website or digital library to be designed and built without using server-side technologies. PHP and MySQL are among the most popular server-side technologies because of their flexibility, power, and reliability. This three-day workshop will provide a general introduction to developing web-based applications using PHP and MySQL. Participants will build a small digital library with:

  1. Several web-based frontends, some for staffs (with username and password security) and some for library users (with open access);
  2. An online relational database backend, to store data, provide search capabilities, and supply data for generating web pages on the fly; and
  3. A CMS (content management system) for everyday management of the digital library.

Participants should be familiar with basic HTML and CSS. Prior knowledge in programming and database construction is helpful, but not required.

K.B. Ng, Ph.D., will lead this workshop. Ng is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies of Queens College, CUNY. He is also a consultant for various research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

For more information, contact Aleksi Merilainen, Training Coordinator, at 212-228-2320 x 19 or amerilainen@metro.org .

Sam Streed
Author: Sam Streed
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