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Hello, I started building a digital library in Drupal for a digital library class. So far I've run into what seems like unending stumbling blocks. I'm using a Dublin Core module that relies on XC to create my metadata fields. However, now I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to create an individual gallery display with thumbnail navigation.
Has anyone here ever created a digital library in Drupal? Do you have any tips, what modules you used, etc.?
I'm proud to announce version 2.0 of Millennium Integration module (now out of Beta).
This module integrates Drupal with III/Millennium WebOPACs (library catalogs): you can import bibliographic records, or embed records in a node using the input filter. Imported nodes can have taxonomy terms created from the original record, a real-time holdings display, Google Books links and embedded preview, and more.
The module is in production use by at least 4 libraries (that I know of). See the project page for more information.
Screenshots here:Read more
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
DRUPAL WEB SITE CONSULTANT
October 28, 2010
Full Description with Qualifications at:
The University Libraries are supporting multiple projects using the Drupal platform. Responsibilities could include two or more of the following areas of Drupal development:Read more
I just thought I'd call attention to the fact that two gatherings with some potential overlapping interest groups are both taking place in San Diego the same weekend in January (the 8th/9th are the overlapping days).
Mostly, though, I thought any out of towner librarians who might be coming for ALA Midwinter would like to know of the option to hit up SandCamp on Saturday/Sunday in case they need a respite from the library conference and want to get their Drupal on.
Queens Library is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library’s circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world’s highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.2 million from 62 library locations.
We are looking for both programmers and themers to help us redesign and expand our online services!
All aspects of Drupal/PHP development
Solid understanding of CSS and HTML
Extensive experience with Drupal theming
The Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis is looking for possible developers to redesign the MLC site and the sites of the 9 member libraries. We will be applying for a grant to do this project so right now we are looking for bids from contractors so we can get some ideas for our proposal's budget. We are open to working with someone or a company outside the St. Louis area.
A few notes on what we want:Read more
The King County Law Library in downtown Seattle is requesting proposals for a contract Drupal Themer with possible light development work. See the attached RFP for more information.
Work to begin as soon as possible. This position is funded through December 31, 2010.
1. Local (Seattle-area) only. Telecommuting okay with weekly or bi-weekly on-site meetings with redesign committee (includes 1 hour of training with webmaster).
2. All work done by the consultant must be completed by December 31, 2010.
Deadline for proposals is Friday, October 8.
Can anyone point to a list of resources/arguments describing why Drupal is clearly the best CMS choice for city government?
Anything that takes a comparative approach and considers open source vs. commercial products is ideal.
You don't have to sell Drupal to me, I'm already a fan... I'm just doing some homework.
Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have-
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is one library in 32 locations across 6 central Minnesota counties serving nearly 450,000 residents. To meet our patrons’ needs, GRRL provides nearly 1 million books, CDs, DVDs, downloadable audio-books and e-books as well as subscription databases, 268 public computers and free wireless internet.
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Description: Under general supervision, the position of Web Developer exists to assist in the provision of web-based computer and information services to staff and public users at 32 library locations.
FT 40 hours per week. Exempt (Salaried) Position.
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 1 evening per week. Occasional evenings and weekends.Read more
The Knox County Public Library has issued a RFP for Drupal website development. This RFP can be found at http://www.knoxcounty.org/purchasing/solicitations.php under "Website Development", Bid Number: 249. Responses must be received by 2:00 PM August 31, 2010. Bidders must also complete a Vendor's List Application to register with Knox County prior to submitting their response. This application is available for download from the same web page as the RFP.Read more
There is a sea of modules for Drupal. The selection can be daunting. I am going to list a few modules that I have discovered while solving real issues on a new intranet that I created for our library. Many of these I learned about from various Lullabot resources.
Token - http://drupal.org/project/tokenRead more
I'm working on developing a digital library in drupal, I have created a content type with cck called document, which includes 15 fields of dublin core format. I wish that when I am visiting a content can be sent to Zotero or endnote references fsince a link of this content, send a title, author and url.
Actually are, I'm doing it using the modulel biblio, but only sends me the title, I guess it's because this module works with the content type biblio. I wonder if anyone can help me is to send me a link to a bibliographic reference manager.
g.d.o/libraries is proud to present a pre-ALA Library DrupalCamp at the Arlington (VA) Central Library. This event is supported by DuoConsulting, and it is free!
Please visit our signup page!
Arlington (VA) Central Library
1015 N Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Hi Everyone, I hate to use this listserv for trouble-shooting, but we're all librarians here, so I hope you'll understand.
I'm trying to accomplish creating a node that will only be visible by our library board for board packets. The actual meeting minutes, etc are all public information and those get placed front-and-center, but the agendas and packets we would like under lock and key and only have them accessible to the board.Read more
I am setting up a Drupal site for a court intranet. Drupal is a new concept to the people who will be configuring it and using it. I have pointed them to some Drupal library sites, and a couple books (O'Reilly's Using Drupal, and Front End Drupal) to get started. They have asked if there are any court or law firm libraries using Drupal that they could look at. I didn't see any on the Libraries using Drupal wiki - did I miss them, or does anyone know of some sites I could point them to?
After months of planning it is official:
On Thursday, June 24th, Drupalers from across the country are gathering together at the Arlington Central Library Google Map Here for a full day of DRUPAL LIBRARYCAMP.
We strategically planned the event right before the American Library Association's Annual Conference in DC. Event site here This has allowed people from very far away to join us for a smaller sized Drupal event before they dive into the whirlwind of activity with the ALA.
We are working on editing a book on, and we believe that the community of Drupal users in libraries can provide content of interest. Therefore we invite you to submit proposals for chapter. They will be very well received. Thanks in advance for your work.
Call for Chapter Proposals
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 10, 2010
Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape
A book edited by Dr. Jesús Tramullas and Dr. Piedad Garrido
University of Zaragoza (Spain)