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For an introduction to how Drupal can be used by libraries, take a look at Ellyssa Kroski's excellent overview.
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/
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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.
Take two seconds to vote, just click here:
hello, we have a D6 multi-site (30 sites) and is using webfm module in all of them. our drupal files is around 10gb (and growing) and webfm indexes these files into database during cron run, and this process is taking up resources and takes some time to complete. then we do the same task or webfm indexing for all 30 sites, so they all add up to lots of resources and execution time.Read more
Has anybody integrated Dear Reader or Book Letters with their site? What has your experience been? What's it like to hook it into Drupal? If you have 10 or 12 words of advice please share.
Just wanted to let you know that some of the folks here at Isovera have written blog entries geared specifically toward the library community. Subjects range from using Drupal to process fines, utilizing SEO, as well as a host of other topics. A selection of library-focused blog entries can be found below:Read more
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 LibraryRead more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more