Libraries

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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Resources

For an introduction to how Drupal can be used by libraries, take a look at Ellyssa Kroski's excellent overview.

You can also check out library-related Slack channels on the Drupal team (#libraries) and the Code4Lib team (#drupal4lib).

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What do you want most from the Education Meetup at DrupalCon 2008 in Boston?

Meet other people in education using Drupal.
30% (9 votes)
Get examples of Drupal sites used in education/schools/corporate training settings.
27% (8 votes)
Learn more about building sites, and administering Drupal.
20% (6 votes)
My school/organization is looking for a CMS, and I want to know some of the pros and cons of using Drupal
7% (2 votes)
I need to talk to my Business Manager; I need to know some of the Total Cost of Ownership details for running Drupal sites
0% (0 votes)
Learn more about Drupal as an LMS/Doc Repository option
17% (5 votes)
Total votes: 30
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Drupal in Libraries Boston BoF?

Anyone going (http://groups.drupal.org/node/7941)? anyone interested in a BoF?

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libsys-gdo's picture

Drupal Partners with U of M Libraries - Formal Lab Usability Testing of D6

FYI: http://drupal.org/node/204667

We're not specifically testing a "library installation," but this represents a first step towards establishing a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship with the Drupal community. With a number of core developers, including Dries, in town, we'll also have a chance to run a few ideas by them regarding a couple of the Drupal-powered scholarly communities that we have begun to construct.

¡Viva la Revolucion!

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A Modest Suggestion : LibrarySandbox.org

I got an interesting request a little while ago. A librarian wanted to know if she could get administrative access to a website I was running so she could see how Drupal works.

Naturally I had to say no, but it got me thinking that a "sandbox" version of Drupal -- based on a library website -- might be useful to people who wanted an idea of the "look and feel" of the thing.

Drupal has a module called "Demo" that makes sandboxes possible. So now I'm thinking this might form the basis of an interesting collaborative project.

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Library Websites powered by Drupal

Library homepages powered by Drupal

These are examples of live webpages that Libraries have put together to give service to library users: as homepages, catalogs, or others. Please add yours!

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ALA TechSource LTR "Working With Drupal" Publication

Start: 
2008-05-01 (All day) GMT

Christopher Harris and Andy Austin of the School Library System of Genesee Valley BOCES are writing an ALA TechSource Library Technology Reports Issue on Drupal in libraries. This issue is set to be released in May/June of 2008, so will be available when Chris, Andy and their colleague Brian present at ALA on their Drupal powered next generation library portal, Fish4Info.org.

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Announcing DRUPAL4LIB, a ListServ for Librarians Interested in Drupal

I just sent out the following announcement to various library-related email lists:

Hi All,

I'm pleased to announce a new ListServ for librarians called 'DRUPAL4LIB'.

As the name implies, 'DRUPAL4LIB' is for those interested in Drupal, a popular open-source CMS, as it relates to libraries and librarians.

The idea is to have a forum to exchange ideas and advice, share experiences, and maybe even collaborate on a couple of projects that highlight the use of Drupal in a library context.

The ever helpful Cary Gordon has kindly agreed to serve as "moderator" along with your's truly.

SUBSCRIBE

Send the command 'SUBSCRIBE DRUPAL4LIB First_name Last_name' in the body of an email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU.

Alternatively you can subscribe by selecting 'Join or Leave the DRUPAL4LIB List' from the DRUPAL4LIB Archives Page:
http://listserv.uic.edu/archives/drupal4lib.html

Everyone is welcome, whether beginner or pro!

LEO

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Leo Klein on Drupal (Chicago)

Start: 
2008-02-29 13:30 - 16:30 America/Chicago

Okay, this one is so far off it's almost crazy to talk about, but since they just posted it, I thought I might as well put out the word -- at least for people in the Chicagoland area interested in Drupal.

Drupal of course is a popular open-source content management system. I'll be giving an introduction to it at the offices of the Metropolitan Library System in Chicago on Friday, 2/29, 1:30-4:30. (Yes, leap year day!)

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DrupalEd 5.2-1

Get release 5.2-1 here.

From the upgrade notes included in the release:

This upgrade is in response to the CCK security announcement.

While this security upgrade only affects a specific use of CCK that is not present in the DrupalEd configuration, anyone running DrupalEd is strongly advised to upgrade. A healthy dose of paranoia regarding security concerns can save you hours of time/emotional distress.

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DrupalEd install profiles

The DrupalEd project is now live on Drupal.org -- we are now ready to use the issue queue to centralize discussion on the different install profiles. In starting to discuss the profiles, I suggest we use the following format, as we will need to answer these questions as we build the various profiles.

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DrupalEd Now Available

DrupalEd is now available for download --

The full announcement is available here --

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glendac's picture

Hello? Anybody here?

Just wanted to say hello. I guess this is a new group. Am a librarian so I thought it apt to join this group.

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