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.

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REMINDER: Drupal 7 In a Day Workshop | Isovera | Waltham, MA

Start: 
2013-07-26 10:00 - 17:00 UTC
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Hey there!

Just a friendly reminder that Isovera will be hosting our Drupal 7 In a Day workshop on July 26th. During this one day course, you will gain a solid introduction to Drupal and learn about the most essential features and concepts of Drupal through hands on activities.

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ashenette's picture

Drupal Module Development | August 29-30 | Isovera Waltham, MA

Start: 
2013-08-29 10:00 - 2013-08-30 17:00 UTC
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Hey there everyone,

I wanted to send out a reminder that Isovera will be hosting a Drupal Module Development workshop on August 29th and 30th. During this two-day course, you'll learn how to get complex functionality using Drupal's hook system, as well as how to extend or alter contributed module functionality.

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ssanzo's picture

Drupal questions answered at ALA2013

ALA here we come! Get your Drupal questions answered!

The folks from Isovera will be available at ALA to answer Drupal questions and talk about how we are leveraging Drupal to develop a truly integrated solution with your ILS, accounting systems, digital assets, ebooks, and more!

If you are going to ALA, visit us at Booth 417. Look for the big peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

If you want to make an actual appointment to see us at the booth, feel free to email ssanzo@isovera.com

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amaar's picture

Bibliogarphy module

Dear all,
I'm beginner in drupal ,I think the drupal do anything . So I'm trying to build database library special by using two modules :
1- Library (for checking in & out)
2- Bibliography module
3-cck to add my field
But I've data on excel file and I'd like to import it to node in bibliography module ,anyone help me how to do it ?

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ssanzo's picture

Dear Libraries, Drupal will deliver. Can you?

Somewhat of a "I have a dream" piece just posted on Isovera's blog as we get ready for ALA in Chicago.

"Dear Libraries, Drupal will deliver. Can you?"

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stephanieshea's picture

Is anyone using a room booking module?

Setting up a calendar system for events with room bookings as we have over 20 rooms in our system and need to ensure not over-booking. I am trying to use Resource Booking module: https://drupal.org/project/resource_booking and right now having difficulty with multiple events, like Monday night series for 6 weeks.

wondering if anyone has used that module or has other solutions for booking rooms for events.
thanks

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dbourrion's picture

Ex Libris's Primo in Drupal

Hi :)
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/ ).

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varnum's picture

Drupal Developer | University of Michigan Library

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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.

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leoklein's picture

Library BoF at DrupalCon Portland

Start: 
2013-05-22 10:45 - 12:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Only local images are allowed. Okay, this is an opportunity for library people attending DrupalCon at Portland to get together!

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!

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leoklein's picture

Best time to have a Library BoF at DrupalCon Portland on Wednesday (5/22),

10:45a-12:00p
35% (7 votes)
3:15p-4:30p
30% (6 votes)
Either is good
35% (7 votes)
Total votes: 20
leoklein's picture

Library BoF at DrupalCon Portland?

Only local images are allowed. 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!

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ashenette's picture

Drupal Module Developlent Workshop | May 30-31 | Isovera - Waltham, MA

Start: 
2013-05-30 10:00 - 2013-05-31 17:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Description:

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.

Prerequisites:

Knowledge of PHP, and experience with Drupal site building and site management.

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Website design and accompanying services | Amherst Town Library

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

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 Library

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YesCT's picture

Village of Oak Park DUG Community Cultivation Grant report for the DA

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
http://www.meetup.com/vopdug/
Reservations for space to meet at the local library was $20/month. We met there 5 times.

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New library website in Drupal: North Dakota State University Libraries

I recently completed the migration of the North Dakota State University Libraries website from WordPress to Drupal. I was new to Drupal when I started, and the migration and design team was me, so the team didn't really know what it was doing for a while. :)

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banoodle's picture

Does anybody know why my RSS new books feed looks TOTALLY different on feedburner?

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).

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Programmer Analyst | Johnson County Library

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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.

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K4khan's picture

Creating a Library Website

Hello All

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.

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