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  • 1.  GitHub use & integration

    Posted 10-15-2020 16:20

    As an open-source software company, my employer uses GitHub to manage the software code cycle.  But we also use it for all our websites as well as material for both internal and external consumption, which crosses the line between IT and KM.  We've got conference materials, workshop materials, ebooks and 25+ websites with content that is largely siloed.

    I'm wondering if there are any other organizations out there doing something similar, and if so, how are you able to optimize your use of GitHub by through integrations to make GitHub a part of your information ecosystem?  There are thousands of options to integrate GitHub into other applications, but I'm hoping someone else has already invented this wheel and has some suggestions for best practices or options for making information findable for users.


    Sarah Lin
    Information Architect & Digital Librarian
    RStudio, Inc.

  • 2.  RE: GitHub use & integration

    Posted 10-15-2020 17:46
    Hi Sarah,

    You might take a look at what Hindawi and others have done with the COKO Platform using GitHub and other open source software for their many items and interstices with a bit of privately developed software in addition

    Marjorie Hlava
    Access Innovations, Inc. and Data Harmony
    6301 Indian School Road NE Suite 400
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    +1- 505-998-0800 = blog

  • 3.  RE: GitHub use & integration

    Posted 10-15-2020 21:58
    HI Sarah,

    So I'm part of a larger library system (CUSDH that's part of the CSUs) but I have experience working in tech and KM environments. There's plenty of information on GitHub but most of our documentation and KM is on Confluence. It's so much easier to organize information and I've used it in a few other non-library, tech organizations. We also use Trello for keeping track of tasks and project management/flow (instead of Jira) and Google Suite/Dropbox for general storage.

    The free version of Confluence (I think it's up to 10 people or something with limited privacy) and limited storage but it's fairly intuitive (in my opinion). It is a paid service if you want to go beyond that (it's based on # of users) I like it.

    Hannah Lee
    Discovery & Systems Librarian
    California State University, Dominguez Hills