This group is for libraries - public, academic, school, law, what-have-you. It is not about code libraries.
Ask questions and/or tell us what your library or organization is up to.
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For an introduction to how Drupal can be used by libraries, take a look at Ellyssa Kroski's excellent overview.
The Stanford University Libraries recently launched a redesign of its main library website at http://library.stanford.edu. I've written blog post about some of the technical approaches we took on the site that this group might be interested. We have more work to do on documenting the site, but hopefully this intro gives you all an idea of how we approached some of the more important features.
I am trying to create a library site for my own personal book collection. I've figured out that I need to use the Field module (using Drupal 7) to create the books catalog, but what do I use to track users and the books they borrow?Read more
After Kelly's post I told myself that it would be cool to share our project with you and what's next. Alex began to develop the opac module. Now, this developpment will evolve differently from september with a whole team (commiters, testers, librarians, …), roadmap and users. We have a lot of ideas, work to be done, and things to do … and it's great!Read more
I just posted my first blog about our (Isovera's) project to build an OPAC front-end in Drupal. The blog itself is about the various ways to connect to an ILS (web services/NCIP, SIP2, direct database, etc).
I'm new to the library world so please don't hesitate to dress me down in the comments!Read more
I've cross-posted this to both Semantic Web and Libraries because I think there are elements that appeal to both.
I'm going to give a bit of background on the project I'm working on and hopefully I can get some confirmation as to whether or not this is the "best" way to go about doing this. This is Drupal 7, of course. So far, I've been moving in the most obvious direction and using the tools that are most readily available.
The next Chicagoland Drupal in Libraries meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 9:30-noon at Dominican University (7900 W. Division, River Forest, IL) in Crown 111 in the library. Parking is available on the street and by permits available at the meeting.
Richard Kong (Digital Services Manager), Mike Driskell (IT Manager), and Rich Dworianyn (Web Developer) from Arlington Heights Memorial Library will speak about SOPAC
Anne Slaughter and Sean Fitzpatrick will speak about the new oppl.org website.
Great and rousing session at the Drupal4Lib BoF. We had a too-and-fro which was both extremely fun and informative. This consisted of talking shop, of talking approaches to problems and of plans that people had for the future. Drupal4Lib IG Chair and Co-chair Nina McHale and Chris Evjy were there to tell us about their activities. Ilana Kingsley (UAF) kindly volunteered to serve as chair of the IG for the coming year.
Thanks to everyone who came. It was a great opportunity to meet people directly who we otherwise only know online. Hope to see you all next year in Chicago!
This ALA Annual session on How to Quickly Build a Web App Using Drupal will have a open format. It will start with an overview of Drupal and its
toolbox pantry, and then Cary and Rain will first show how to build a simple app, then go through how we built foss4lib.org and some other apps.
That will be followed by other libraries who want to show us their apps. We will close with a resource overview.Read more
I just had a look at the schedule for ALA Anaheim and noticed there wasn't a get-together for us library drupalers -- to talk shop, to talk projects, joys, frustrations, discoveries, etc.
So I know it's kind of late but how about a Drupal4Lib BoF on Sat. 23 (10:30a-12noon)?
Location - Anaheim Marriott - Rm 315.
Please leave comments & suggestions below!
NC LIVE seeks candidates with a passion for helping people find, use, and create information that improves their communities and their lives through digital library collections and services. We need your enthusiasm, ideas, and unique skills to expand the digital possibilities of the state’s academic and public libraries. If you are looking to join an organization with a track record of success that will use your ideas to help build the next generation of libraries in North Carolina, come join us at NC LIVE.Read more
Join us Tuesday, May 1st @ 1pm EDT for the final webinar in our Drupal series.
REGISTER NOW: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/626554513
The range of audiences needing specialized gateways, content and pathways on dot edu sites can be difficult to manage. In this webinar, we'll discuss strategies which can help you tailor your site to a particular audience, both with and without user login.
- Configuring options for audience selectors
- Implementing different designs to distinguish areas of the site for each audience
Join us for informal presentations on Drupal. Librarians, IT, etc. are welcome to learn from experienced Drupal users during presentation time and share problems/experiences/interesting tricks during the open share time.
Oak Park Public Library, 2nd floor Veterans Room
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Parking is available in the garage beneath the library, and on the street.
Join us Tuesday, April 17th @ 1pm EST for this information-packed webinar, after which we'll open up the floor for Q & A.
REGISTER NOW: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/613265489
Universities often have content, such as research databases, which requires a lot of information to be presented at once. This can often be difficult to attractively display, and allow for easy search and discovery.Read more
Are you interested in applying your technical skills in an academic environment? Do you think about the future of libraries, scholarly publishing, and digital information management systems? Do you enjoy working with dedicated colleagues and solving interesting problems? If so, consider applying to be our Web Applications Developer!Read more
Tuesday, April 3rd @ 1pm EST
Register now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/950320081
In the higher ed web environment, there are often a wide variety of administrative users. While we want the creation and maintenance of content to be easy, we also want to guarantee that non-technical content creators cannot "break" the site.Read more
Houston Libraries Drupal Interest Group
Tuesday, April 3, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Rice University Fondren Library, Room 410
A Tutorial on Installing Drupal on a Remote Server
Speaker: Chris Pound, Developer and Systems Administrator, Rice University Enterprise Applications
Directions to Rice campus: http://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/How_to_Get_Here.asp
Map: http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html (Fondren Library is building 25 near the center of the map)
The Google Books module http://drupal.org/project/google_books is a filter module and an API for the Google Books service, that permits a user to insert rich Google book data, cover images, and inline book readers into nodes via filters with data retrieved from the http://books.google.com domain. The API also allows data to be pulled into flat arrays indexed by the text biblio field identifiers like 'author' or 'title.'Read more
On Monday, March 19th, we are organizing a Drupal in Education unconference in Denver; the event will be held at Del Pueblo School. This meetup will follow an unconference format, so if there is something you want to talk about, propose a topic, find some like-minded individuals, and let the conversation start.Read more
I'd like to let you know about a new Drupal 7 website released on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2012 by the State Library of Victoria.
Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond