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.
We (a french academic library) are using drupal for our website (http://bu.univ-angers.fr).
We're considering using now Primo from ExLibris or Summon/Serial Solutions.
And of course, the integration of that possible discovery tool into our website is an important part of our questioning
On the Summon side, I know there's a module that works (at least one french academic library is using it > see "catalogue+" there http://bibliotheque.univ-paris-diderot.fr/ ).Read more
Library Web Systems at the University of Michigan Library seeks an experienced and motivated Drupal developer to manage and extend our Drupal 7 and Drupal 6 websites. This position is part of a team of developers in Library Web Systems that creates new tools and sites for the library, including the public-facing library web site and a staff intranet. If you are a Drupal developer looking to work on interesting challenges and use your Drupal, PHP, MySQL, and Solr knowledge, this is the job for you.Read more
People can present projects they're working on (past, present and future), ask whatever questions they want, muse on the confluence of librarianship and Drupal.
If you've got an idea or suggestion ahead of time, please leave it here or email me.
Location (Breaking): Meeting Room B112, Convention Center. Room comes with a/v.
Location: since this is a BoF, I need to sign up " in-person" for a location on Tuesday, 5/21. The moment I get a room, I'll broadcast it out both here and through the other usual routes.
Hope to see you in Portland!Read more
I know a couple of library people are going to DrupalCon in Portland in a week or two.
Looks to me like a great opportunity to get together and talk shop. So how about if we organize a Drupal4Lib BoF -- maybe on the Wednesday (5/22) sometime mid-day or in the early afternoon?
Topics could be open or suggested ahead of time. People could present projects they're working on, ask whatever questions they want. It'd be a great time!
Feel free to leave a suggestion here or email me back. Is this a good general time to meet? Do you have a topic you'd want to suggest?
Any feedback is appreciated! And hope to see you in Portland!Read more
From a short cursory look at some of the proposed sessions, in no particular order:
- The Library of the Future - Solr Search and Responsive Design for Multnomah County Library
- Re-imagining libraries on the web: a case study of the Stanford University Libraries website redesign
- Migrating the Library [GWU]
I may have missed something so feel free to add.Read more
Learn how to get custom functionality using Drupal’s hook system, as well as how to extend or alter contributed module functionality. Participants in this course will have used Fields, Views and Panels to create websites but have never built their own module. Participants will start writing a simple module to writing a complex module, step by step which uses Forms API, Schema API, all of the top ten Drupal hooks, creates custom database tables.
Knowledge of PHP, and experience with Drupal site building and site management.Read more
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
for a Drupal Website and Website Design Services
I. Project Summary
The Amherst Town Library is seeking a website developer to create a content management system using Drupal that will expand library web services to meet the needs of the public and improve our information and service delivery processes. The solution will add innovative functionality to Amherst Town Library website as well as improve the capability to contribute rich content to the site on an ongoing basis.
II. About the Amherst Town LibraryRead more
In September 2012, after hearing the Community Cultivation Grants form the DA announce several times on the Drupal Easy podcast, I applied for one and got it.
The grant was for $240 towards starting an all-ages friendly local contribution focused meet-up in Oak Park Illinois USA (which is a suburb just outside of Chicago). We meet at the Oak Park Public Library.
The grant covered $72 for 6 months of meetup.com
Reservations for space to meet at the local library was $20/month. We met there 5 times.
I'm using Drupal Acquia 6 with the Millennium OPAC Module.
I'm ultimately trying to make it possible for our site visitors to subscribe via email to an RSS view I've created (yes - I know emailing RSS feeds is anachronistic, but this is what the client wants). So I am trying to burn my feed to google feedburner so I can leverage their email subscription and statistics tools (but if anyone knows of a better/pure Drupal solution, I would love to hear about it. Please note: the solution has to allow unauthenticated users to subscribe).Read more
This position supports Library programs and systems by maintaining existing applications and developing new in-house software applications, additions, changes and modifications to third party applications. The position reports to the Library IT Manager and works closely with colleagues in Web Content, Marketing and Library IT to deliver applications that enhance the experience for internal staff as well as patrons and other external users. Will gather requirements from stakeholders, create project implementation plans and schedules, and develop applications based on these schedules.Read more
We have been planning to create an extensive online library. I have been looking around in drupal for a couple of days and came across some modules and examples. But still I am wondering if there are specific modules that should be used!
I would like to elaborate our case as follows:
We aim not only to make a catalog of books [with all its specifications, Book Title, Author, Genre, Pages, Publishing Year, Edition, Publisher, Keywords] but also completing it with biographies of authors, book reviews and discussions.
Do you love writing for elegant, user-friendly websites?
Wouldn’t you jump at the chance to work with a team of clever and talented Web Content Developers and Designers in developing the next generation of fully integrated and engaging online library experiences?
Hello library Drupalers,
I am setting out to create an online book club in Drupal and I am looking for some suggestions/advice.
Here's the basics of the functionality: book club admins create individual book clubs, send out emails to club members, create discussion topics.
Book club members either create a new website account or user their current account to sign up for a book club. Users only post to discussions and receive email pertaining to clubs they sign up for.Read more
Drexel University Libraries seek a creative and energetic Web Developer to design, develop, and implement effective web sites, interfaces, and tools to enhance and improve the Libraries' Drupal website. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for Drupal site-building, theming, maintenance and creating Drupal templates using HTML 5/CSS according to design specifications. Utilizing Drupal technologies like custom content-types and views, and researching, configuring and customizing Drupal modules as needed.Read more
The NCSU Libraries serves as the gateway to recorded knowledge and information for the NC State community and its partners, offering a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best faculty and students to the university. For more information about the Libraries, please see http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/aboutthelibraries/
Essential Job DutiesRead more
As part of ELAG 2013 (European Library Automation Group's annual conference - 2013 May 28 – May 31, Ghent, Belgium) we organize a workshop entitled Drupal in Libraries.
The workshop will have two sessions, and an occasion to give report of what we did.Read more
For those folks going to ALA in Chicago (or even if you are not) it would be great if you could vote for the session - “Liberate Your Information” - Revolutionizing the Library Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) with Drupal.
Kelly Lucas did a lightening session on this at Code4Lib, but this is a fantastic topic for anyone interested in seeing the infinite possibilities with Drupal - in this case integrating with third-party library systems.
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