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Drupal LibraryCamp Arlington VA 2010

2010-06-24 08:00 - 17:00 America/Indianapolis

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.

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Call for Chapters: Library Automation and OPAC 2.0 (and waiting for Drupal)

Dear Friends

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)


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Javascript/Drupal/Search Box.

Hi Fellow Librarians,

I'm trying to make a search box with radio buttons, where one radio button searchs our sirsi catalog, the next searches our website, and the last searches google......................

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A report on the first Drupal session for Jamaican Librarians

Hi everyone,

Just attached a report on the last Drupal meet-up sponsored by my Department for Jamaican librarians. The Jamaican community interested in learning Drupal is so far small in number, but should grow.

I have sent it as an attachment. It is a one page report, very brief and to the point covering what took place and some of the topics discussed.

Just sharing on this development in Jamaica.


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Request for Proposal ~ Services for Design and Build of Website in Drupal | Bud Werner Memorial Library

Employment type: 

The Bud Werner Memorial Library seeks proposals from qualified professional website design and development consultants to rebuild the Library’s website using the Drupal content management system. The Request for Proposal can be viewed online at

Bids must be submitted no later than 11:00 am on June 7, 2010. Questions must be directed to Alysa Selby, Systems Librarian, at 970-367-4929 or

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Drupal Web Developer | Kansas City Public Library

Employment type: 

The Kansas City Public Library invites qualified individuals, consultants, contractors or firms to submit proposals for Drupal Web Services.

Please see:

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I have advanced in the "drupal for libraries."

I can read OAI data providers, import MARC records from files mrc or mrk. But I need to search in Z39.50 servers. I need information on this topic. Drupal have a z39.50/SRC modules, but only for 5.x versions.

I read that YAZ framework can me for this job. have any idea where to start ?????.

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"Soft" launch of library Drupal site

Hi folks. This is just a quick announcement that Pikes Peak Library District has launched their Drupal site side-by-side with their current site. Take a look if you have some time and please please give us your feedback. It's still in development and the more input the better.

PPLD's New Website


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Drupal for database media

Dear all,
I'm broadcast librarian ,how can i build database for media tapes , cd and dvd by drupal

{Moderator note: I moved this post off of the CALL FOR SPEAKERS THREAD and onto its own thread, dougvann}

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DrupalconSF libraries BoF

The good: we're having a library-related panel!
The bad: it's on Wednesday morning, on the last day!

I wanted to nudge the Libraries group members to start coming up with a time for a BoF. (BoF, for the uninitiated, means "Birds of a Feather," or an unofficial meeting of like-minded individuals.)

Kate, Tammy, and I will all be in San Francisco by Sunday afternoon, but we're getting together that evening to review our presentation, so I think it's safe to say we aren't available before Monday morning.

If you're interested, post and let's figure out a time that works for everyone.

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Rookie in this drupal libraries


I am very rookie in this topic, "drupal for libraries", I do no speak english, sorry my mistakes, but I hope that the community can help me. I am working in the developmen of a digital library and like drupal for this work. before this project I worked with drupal. My idea is use OAI-PMH for the recolation of datas of external sources. I want to know about some modules for this kind of application in drupal. Service providers for OAI or data provider OAI.


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Drupal Developer-6 Month Position | Auraria Library-University of Colorado Denver

Employment type: 

The Auraria Library which serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver, is looking for a six-month temporary employee to help us plan and develop our Drupal site. Please email a resume, a list of three references, and examples of work to Meg Brown-Sica at

Job Duties:
-Works with the Web Librarian and Associate Director for Technology Strategy and Learning Spaces to develop a plan for implementing the results of usability studies, and migrate the library web site to Drupal

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LibraryCamp June24th Call for Speakers

The ball has never been rolling faster on the notion of having a LibraryCamp just prior to the American Library Association National Event.
I just made some major additions to the wiki including the notion of a venue-decision deadline for April 7th and a financial commitment for Duo Consulting to pay the Venue fee on April 8th.
Within FIVE DAYS from this post we will know where the event is and the next day it will be reserved.

The following individuals expressed an interest in presenting at the LibraryCamp.

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Drupal on libraries spanish book

We are pleased to announce the access and download of the book which compiles experiences shared inside the 1st meeting of Drupal users in libraries, archives and information services hold on may 2009 in the FESABID (Federacion Española de Sociedades de Archivística, Biblioteconomía, Documentación y Museística) Conference (Zaragoza, Spain).

LibraryCamp Signup

Figured we'd get a sign-up sheet going to estimate the # of attendees for best possible venue space...



  • Javier Gonzalez Media644 -
  • John Blyberg, Darien Library -
  • Christefano, Exaltation of Larks [possibly]
  • Sharon Clapp, CT State Library -
  • Cathay Crosby, Maryland AskUsNow!/BCPL - [possible]
  • Jason Domasky, Baltimore County Public Library (MD) -
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    Showcase: Database Pages & Research Guides Using Drupal

    The following is a list of library database pages and research/subject guides using Drupal.

    [Note from Leo: Feel free to add your page here - alphabetical by name of institution.]

    Canton Public Library (Canton, MI): Research

    Lafayette College (Easton, PA): Research Tools

    Pikes Peak Library District (Colorado Springs, CO): Research by Subject (under construction)

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    Anyone out there use Search Files module?

    I've been trying to use Search Files module to index pdfs on my website. So far I haven't got it to work. I think I may have the directory path wrong. My files are in the following:


    I've tried various relative paths and none of them seem to index. At least I think that's what's going on. Anyone out there able to point me in the right direction?

    Thanks so much!

    vfranklyn's picture

    How many View displays are too many?

    Hi folks,

    Anyone have a guess on whether or not having a lot of displays (block/page) in a View can slow down the site or have any other negative consequences?

    I'm wondering if I should make one BIG View with probably at least 30 block displays, or if I should make them into separate vocabularies and smaller Views.

    What do ya'll think?

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    LibraryCamp at ALA Update Request

    Hey gang!
    I can't believe that we're already in March and DrupalCon SF is right around the corner!
    With June rapidly approaching, I wanted to start a fresh thread on the topic of having a LibraryCamp at this year's national ALA meeting in DC.

    I'm ready to make my travel plans and hotel arrangements. I've reread the previous threads and looked through the wiki, but It's not clear to me if there will be a LibraryCamp.
    If there is anything that I or can do to help, let me know.

    Thank you,
    Doug Vann
    Drupal Developer/Trainer
    D U O : C O N S U L T I N G

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    Kate Lynch's session, "Shh, This is a (Drupal-powered) Library Site", made the cut for DrupalCon SF

    Kate Lynch's session, "Shh, This is a (Drupal-powered) Library Site", made the cut for DrupalCon San Francisco. It is currently slated for 9:45 AM on Wednesday, April 21.

    The room holds about 400, so we need to turn out for it. If you haven't planned to go, there are still plenty of tickets at a mere $195 (for another two weeks, I think), so please join us in one of the most beautiful cities in the world for three days of Drupal, food, and a few good librarians.

    Congratulations to Kate and her co-presenters.

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