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Brushtail An open source intranet for libraries

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Brushtail is an intranet developed for a public library service. Now available as open source software. Brushtail is written in the PHP scripting language.

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Just a few features Brushtail offers:

  • Content management system allows the delegation of content editing by the intranet administrator. Content editors can create pages, add Images and documents can be uploaded.

  • Access control defined by the administrator as to what a user can read and edit.

  • Intranet content is keyword searchable. Boolean searching is supported. Search results can include content pages and uploaded documents.


  • Content

    Content modules consist of content pages and noticeboards that users can post messages to.

  • Calendars

    Event calendars can be used for listing events, training and other activities. Calendars can be used by staff as an event booking system.
    This module also has a public web calendar interface.
    The public interface also publishes a rss feed.

  • PC Bookings

    A booking system that staff can use to manage public computer bookings. Access to public computers with pcbooker client software can be regulated via the intranet . There is also a public web interface for patrons to make future bookings.

  • Request tracking

    An log of requests submitted via a form. Power users can search, edit or delete the requests archive.

  • Room bookings

    A bookings module for meeting/community rooms etc.

  • Leave applications

    A module for staff to make online leave applications. When leave is approved an automated email is sent to the applicant.

  • Email form

    Request forms that email the form message.

  • File archive

    Can be used for uploading and archiving documents. Metadata is keyword searchable.

  • TV display

    Module for creating a html slideshow that be displayed on display TVs. This can be used with TVs that have a media player that has a web browser and WIFI.

Check out these Brushtail screenshots.

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