Plinkit 2.0 is here! Use it to create and maintain your Library’s Web site without using HTML…

The Plinkit 2.0 Users manual is available here.

What is Plinkit?

Plinkit stands for “Public Library Interface Kit” and refers to a Web authoring environment that will be maintained by Central Texas Library System, Inc. and hosted by Enfold Systems for use by public libraries throughout central Texas. This project started in Oregon and has grown into a multi-state cooperative project, in which Texas is taking part. It’s free for all public libraries in central Texas.

Why use Plinkit?

Plinkit allows library staff members to create and maintain Web sites for their libraries quickly and easily, without learning HTML or purchasing special equipment or software. All you need is an Internet-connected computer with a current Web browser installed (something like Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Firefox), your Plinkit Web site address, and your login name and password.

What’s new with Plinkit 2.0?

The new release has a number of improvements, the most popular being the ability to create and manage “recurring events.” Resources can now be tracked, so if an image is deleted and another document references it, a warning will pop up preventing unpleasant surprises like dead links. Further functionality includes: “versioning” where users can view a full history of changes, compare previous revisions, and revert to an earlier version of a page; a locking mechanism to prevent two people from editing the same page at the same time; and “working copy” support that allows a user to edit a copy of a “live” page and then later publish and replace the copy as the live page.

Plinkit 2.0 now has many more formatting options for text. Working with images is simpler than ever with automatic image captioning as well as the ability to add resized images and Flash content. These are just a few of the many enhancements that make it even easier to use with the Plinkit software.

How do you get assistance with Plinkit?

Please visit or contact Henry Stokes with the Texas State Library for assistance

Henry Stokes
P.O. Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927
PHONE: 512-463-6624
FAX: 512-463-8800

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