Libraries

This group is for libraries - public, academic, school, law, what-have-you. It is not about code libraries.
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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.

aslaughter's picture

Chicagoland Library Drupal Group

Brian Smith of RAILS will talk about using the Adaptive Image and Flex Slider modules to create slideshows that automatically set image file sizes for display on mobile devices, large monitors, and everything in between. Michael Buhmann of the Skokie Public Library will discuss the new design and some of the modules for Skokienet.org. This event will be hosted in Skokie Library's new Business Center.

Beginners to advanced users are welcome, those who know teach.

For you non-drivers, the Skokie Swift drops you off walking distance to the library.

Skokie Public Library

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Website Design and Development | Marion Public Library, Marion, Iowa

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

The Marion Public Library is accepting proposals to design a new website for the library. The Library’s current website http://www.marionpubliclibrary.org was built using a custom content management system that does not allow library staff to add new pages or change navigation items. The new website will use the open-source Drupal 7 content management system to allow for additional flexibility, but the basic organization and most of the content of the current website will be retained.

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Staff Training Materials for Drupal Editors

Has anyone created training materials for editors on your staff? Our libraries are new to Drupal, and I want to make sure they get the best training possible so they aren't frustrated with the change in platforms.

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Drupal4Lib Barcamp at Code4Lib at the UIC Forum open to all

Start: 
2013-02-11 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 

Please join us next Monday at the Code4Lib Drupal in Libraries pre-con/barcamp at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum. This full day event is free for Code4Lib attendees and a crazy low $10 (donation asked) for folks from the library community.

Drupal uber-guru and Drupal 8 web services initiative lead, Larry Garfield (crell), will be joining us in the morning to give use a taste of what's coming and to answer questions. If you are in the area, drop what you are doing and join us.

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highermath's picture

Drupal4Lib Barcamp at Code4Lib at the UIC Forum open to all

Start: 
2013-02-11 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 

Please join us next Monday at the Code4Lib Drupal in Libraries pre-con/barcamp at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum. This full day event is free for Code4Lib attendees and a crazy low $10 (donation asked) for folks from the library community.

Drupal uber-guru and Drupal 8 web services initiative lead, Larry Garfield, will be joining us in the morning to give use a taset of what's coming and to answer questions. If you are in the area, drop what you are doing and join us.

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OpenMagazine anyone: or collaboration/multisite for journals

Hi all,

Anyone up for a collaboration to build a multisite for small- to mid-sized journals?

Let me explain.

OP2 did a marvelous job for me way back. I showed the possibilities and what one can achieve with Drupal. In my case this resulted in a website that has a complete archive of a literature journal, with author-controlled biographies, blogs, events... and hopefully soon an e-shop (cf. Ubercard), mobile webapp (cf. Services), metadata-standards based exports (MarcXML, MODS), archival/preservation (cf. exports to Internet archive)...

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Using Drupal as a Client to External Content from a Fedora Item Repository.

I am trying to build a simple web application to view items in a Fedora repository. I am aware of the Islandora project, but our team was not satisfied with it as a solution (I am not criticizing their hard-work!). I am looking to build an alternative module / feature / cookbook to contribute back to the Drupal community that would be helpful for other archival institutions who want to implement a Drupal solution for a digital archive / repository.

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Sandice58's picture

Library management system

Hello. I'm a new to drupal and I have started working on my first project which is creating an online library management system. Where students and staff can be able to log in, search(by title, author)/add books, fines, view their history e.t.c. If you have ever created one or have any tips or modules to use, i'll gladly appreciate any help you provide

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Theme Suggestions for Public Libraries

I am driving myself crazy looking for a good theme for my library new website.

I want a theme that already has a slide show included in it’s settings and something I can change the color scheme without messing around with the CSS file.

Also social network (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) logo or images.

There are so many themes, any suggestions.

aslaughter's picture

Chicagoland Library Drupal Group

Start: 
2013-01-15 09:30 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 

Join us for the next Chicagoland Drupal group meeting at the Oak Park Public Library.

9:30-10:00 am -- Networking, coffee
10-10:30 am -- Margaret Heller: OAI-PMH/exposing data module options
10:30-11:30 am -- Sean Fitzpatrick, LISHost: Drush and command line basics; demo of recent library projects
11:30-Noon -- Open sharing

Bring your ideas!

Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

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XML wysiwyg Editor

Does anyone have interest, insight, or thoughts about starting an xml wysiwyg editor project for Drupal?

I'm interested in possibly authoring academic research (especially science) that is created and stored natively as XML and then transformed (through XSL and XSL-FO respectively) to HTML and PDF, as well as awesome formats like ePub.

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SEO for Libraries: Focus on the Basics

We just posted a blog piece on some SEO basics for libraries. Pretty short and simple, but has some good information to get you started.

You can read it at: https://www.isovera.com/blog/seo-libraries-focus-basics

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Organizational vs. Personal Git Accounts?

For contributing to Drupal, are there any organizations out there that ask individual developers to use an organizational Git account (vs. a personal Git account) to make commits to projects? Are organizational accounts common in the Drupal community? Why or why not?

If you do use an organizational account, how do you (or they, if speaking of another org.) go about managing multiple Git identities on the local environment? Would you do this by just committing as yourself to internal projects and then committing as the org. account to a contributed project?

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Spam control past mollom

We are currently using mollom to prevent spammers. This worked fine until about a month ago, when a couple of very invasive spammers somehow managed to get through mollom -- using complete and obvious garbage -- and post it 20-50 times a day to our site.

Does anyone have a best practices solution, or does anyone have other suggestions on how to beat spam?

We are running D 6.20.

Thanks in advance.

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Access Control: OG vs. Workbench

Hey all,

My name is Courtney and I work as the Web Interface Designer at Johnson County Library in Kansas. We have begun our Drupal journey and are in the process of redesigning our Teen section in Drupal.

First, what sort of access control have you set up at your library? How does that work for you? Any shortcomings/pitfalls? Any awesome-sauce access control awesomeness?

Second, I've narrowed down options to two possible modules: Workbench suite or Organic groups.

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Search widgets and sizing

I have several search boxes on my website that are from outside vendors. The vendors have websites where you can "create" your search widget with the parameters you want and then it spits out HTML code for you to put on your website. This code uses set pixels for size. I'm running into the problem of having the search boxes go beyond their block boundaries depending on the size of the screen the site is being viewed on. I've messed around with the code, trying to get them to be more flexible, but have had no luck.

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Chicagoland Drupal in Libraries Group

Start: 
2012-10-16 09:30 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 

Join us at the Northbrook Public Library for informal presentations on Drupal. Librarians, IT, etc., are welcome to learn from experienced Drupal users during presentation time and share problems/experiences/interesting tricks during the open share time. Please bring your questions!

Mick Jacobsen will present the basics of the Themekey module. Rob Dumas will lead a discussion on Git.

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062-4513
Phoe: 847.272.6224

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Website service plan to assist with the support of the hosted library web pages | Arlington Texas Public Library

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

PLEASE NOTE: Read the entire RFQ before responding. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Respond by MAIL with answers to all questions in the PDF by 5:00 PM Central on September 13, 2012.

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New Library Website in Drupal: Stanford University Libraries

The Stanford University Libraries recently launched a redesign of its main library website at http://library.stanford.edu. I've written blog post about some of the technical approaches we took on the site that this group might be interested. We have more work to do on documenting the site, but hopefully this intro gives you all an idea of how we approached some of the more important features.

http://bit.ly/NSl2YE

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Creating a personal library site. How to I track borrowers?

I am trying to create a library site for my own personal book collection. I've figured out that I need to use the Field module (using Drupal 7) to create the books catalog, but what do I use to track users and the books they borrow?

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