The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, or BRLSI as it is more affectionately known, is a long-standing client of Drift Digital.
BRLSI was founded in 1824, but was a direct descendant of Bath societies going back to the 1770s. Their first home was a purpose-built building near Bath Abbey which made way for a 20th-Century road scheme, and they now live in Queen Square, on a site originally the home of Dr William Oliver, inventor of the Bath Oliver biscuit and a key figure in Bath’s early 18th-Century development.
After a successful bid, as the project was offered for tender, Drift Digital set about their first museum website design. The BRLSI were using a legacy Coldfusion and Access web site and we proposed a Drupal-based content management system for the vast range of information published by the BRLSI. The virtual museum holds over twenty-thousand records and the library records are immense. The Institution also holds regular public and events and functions which need publicising on the site.
Over time Drift Digital has added new functionality to the museum website design. The site now has a Drupal room booking module and Drupal membership management, based on custom-code.