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For an introduction to how Drupal can be used by libraries, take a look at Ellyssa Kroski's excellent overview.
There are many Drupal consulting and service provider companies who provide services that are useful for libraries or who have domain specific knowledge which makes them valuable to libraries. This wiki is meant to provide an overview of some of those companies. If you should be listed here, edit away.Read more
I'm pleased to announce a Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF on Friday, 3/20 (1:30p-4p) at DePaul's Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson (10th fl., Rm# 10028), Chicago.
GOALS OF THE CHICAGOLAND DRUPAL4LIB BoF
The Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF will be an opportunity for librarians to get together and discuss how they use (or would like to use) Drupal in a library context. We'll ask people to present projects they're working on and we'll field questions on problems and approaches to implementing Drupal. All levels of knowledge from expert to n00b are welcome.
Also, since we're the 'host' city for the ALA Convention in Chicago in July, we'll have an opportunity to think about what we might want to do for that.
This Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF is a follow-up to our successful get-togethers last year at the Metropolitan Librarian System and at the wildly sold-out Chicago Drupal BarCamp in October.
CHICAGOLAND DRUPAL4LIB BoF - QUARTERLY BASIS
We'll be doing one of these on a quarterly basis -- or at least that's the intention. The people at DePaul have kindly made their location available for March; We'll be meeting at McCormick Place as part of ALA in July; After that we'll be meeting at the downtown offices of the Metropolitan Library System (MLS).
PARTICIPATION AND SUGGESTIONS
It goes without saying that your participation and suggestions are welcome. The format is free and open enough to accommodate a ton of different ideas and needs.
Feel free to sign up below and either leave a comment or email me. And everyone start planning for an informative and rewarding event -- on 3/20!
Hope to see you,
There are a number of Parking Lots close to the DePaul Center (Jackson & State). You need to come south on Wabash to just past Jackson. There's a Self-Service Parking Lot on the west and east sides of the street between Jackson and VanBuren.
LINK TO: Street map from DePaul (pdf)...
UPDATE: See Draft Agenda...
Libraries new to Drupal often wonder where to begin with finding a theme for their website. If you are planning to customize a theme, there are several starter themes that will give you a basic layout along with many of the dreaded cross browser CSS fixes. Choosing one of these starter themes can still be daunting.
Luckily I found a fantastic chart that compares the features of most of them.
This is a dev release.
I excised the personal contact info from the quoted email.
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Subject: Drupal 6 version of Millennium module available for download
From: Alejandro Garza Gonzalez
Organization: Dirección de Biblioteca, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey
Just a quick note...
The development version (e.g. "still changing") of the Millennium
integration module for Drupal 6 is now out.
Can Drupal IP authenticate users? I'm looking to use Drupal in a law library setting. We have several subscriptions that are IP authenticated so you do not have to enter a user name or password.
Thaks for any tips or suggestions,
This is still a while off but I thought I'd put out an initial request before the holidays officially begin. It's a request for ideas and suggestions for the meeting of the LITA Drupal4Lib Interest Group at the 2009 ALA Conference in Chicago.
Feel free to leave comments either here or on the LITA Blog at:
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I'm getting pumped for Do It With Drupal coming up in December. (That, and for getting to visit New Orleans for the first time in 15 years!) I'd like to organize a library meetup either over lunch or in the evening on the 10th. It would be great to meet some of you in person and hear how you are using Drupal at your library. Who's with me??
Hello Drupal library people!
I'd like to extend a 10% registration discount for The Do It With Drupal Seminar to everyone in the Libraries group. To receive the discount enter the code LIBRARY at the checkout. This discount code expires on November 21st (a week from tomorrow).
Do It With Drupal is a large-scale conference-style learning event happening in New Orleans, December 10, 11, and 12th. We've got a lot of superstar speakers from both Drupal and the greater web community. The event is being organized by Lullabot and features speakers such as Earl Miles (Views), Karen Stevenson (CCK), Moshe Weitzman (Organic Groups), John Resig (author of jQuery), Chris Pirillo (Lockergnome), Heather Champ (Flickr Community Manager), Chris Messina (Flock, DiSo, etc), Angie Byron (Drupal 7 maintainer), Addi Berry (Drupal Dojo), and many more.Read more
Here is a link to a presentation we did on how we built a special site for library health resources--an OPAC built on Drupal, Solr, the Millennium integration module and Google Custom Search Engine.
You can visit the working site here: http://biblioteca.mty.itesm.mx/pasteur/
This was part of the University of Maryland/Tecnológico de Monterrey sister libraries conference, "Working Together".
I'm in the process of setting up a Drupal 6 site for a reasonably large urban public library in Canada, with an expectation that the site will receive about 5,000 visits a day. It's going on a Windows box that will be hosting two other separate applications, each on different installed servers (IIS with a library events application and ezproxy). We have a separate database server in place to hopefully give us plenty of room to grow. [more]Read more
Does anyone have any good advice for creating a content type for links? Does anyone know a better way to do this than what I describe in the following?
Our library has a huge page of links for finding good books to read. There are several headings that take you to different parts to the page via anchors. Anyhow, take a look at it. You'll get it as soon as you see it.Read more
It would be helpful if we could share details on what themes we are using and how they've been modified, especially front pages. Currently I am developing a site for Stony Brook University Libraries using the Beginning W2 theme, and I would appreciate learning what others use and why, and how you've modified it.
Related to this, I am bursting to learn how others have modified any of your *.tpl.php pages.
I will post more as I continue my design and implementation for SBU libs.
Thanks very much :)
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Location: One day a week in Culver city office and telecommute, or more office time at developer option.
- As a member of a team of autonomous Drupalistas. the developer will create and maintain Drupal modules and themes (code side).
- As a representative of the Cherry Hill Company, the developer will be given time to work on projects benefiting the Drupal community.
Just a preliminary head's up that we'll be having a Library Drupal BoF as part of the Chicago Drupal Camp taking place at UIC on Friday & Saturday, Oct. 24 & 25.
They're still working on the program, but the Library BoF will be on Friday (10/24) in the early afternoon (probably starting at 2pm or 3pm). Location: Innovation Center (1240 W. Harrison - near Racine) in Chicago. (website: http://drupalcampchicago.org)
The goals of the Library BoF (besides getting together) are:
- Showcase library-related Drupal projects in the Chicagoland area.
- Talk about future plans and aspirations, field questions and compare experiences.
So whether you've done a project or would like to do a project, this event is for you. We had a great time doing this in Anaheim for ALA and it's good to organize something similar for the home team.
Mark you calendars today!
UPDATE (9/26/08): Here's the official link for the event on the Drupal Camp Chicago site: