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.

Hanscraft's picture

Template Design

Does anyone have resources (like step-by-step tutorials) for building templates in Drupal? As part of my library job, I'm being pushed into designing templates which will need stuff like image resizing capabilities, uploading stuff, etc. I know very little PHP. The regular Drupal forums haven't been very fruitful so I decided to try out the libraries + Drupal community on here for pointers!

Thanks.

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VERY SHORT SURVEY - Success with Drupal Web Development Vendors

Success with Drupal Web Development Vendors Survey (Thanks to all that have already completed this survey!)

As more organizations are adopting Drupal as their platform of choice for complex web projects the number of development firms offering services is increasing rapidly. How often do relationships with Drupal web development vendors succeed? How often do they fail? Why?

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ssanzo's picture

VERY SHORT SURVEY - Success with Drupal Web Development Vendors

As more organizations are adopting Drupal as their platform of choice for complex web projects the number of development firms offering services is increasing rapidly. How often do relationships with Drupal web development vendors succeed? How often do they fail? Why?

The purpose of this short anonymous survey is to gain insight into the dynamics between Drupal website development firms and their clients. Basically, as a community, we want to take a quick temperature check as to how things are going. If you complete this survey, we’ll share the aggregate results with you.

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ssanzo's picture

Site Building with Drupal

Start: 
2011-11-03 10:00 - 2011-11-04 17:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 

Isovera and Acquia are invading North Carolina with "Site Building with Drupal"! In two days, participants will be brought up to speed on Drupal and will be ready to tackle their own project. Learn how to manage media, build calendars and complex, dynamic queries of content by selecting and configuring the most popular modules.

This course is suitable both for users who are new to Drupal and those who want to broaden their Drupal skills. Participants will also review Drupal's block system and using taxonomy to categorize their content.

By the end of the training you will be able to:

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trista13's picture

Free Online Database Class

I just enrolled in this online class from Stanford: Introduction to Databases (http://www.db-class.org/). I don't have any idea what the quality of the lectures or class materials will be (or how helpful it may be to Drupal developers), but nothing lost in checking it out!

If anyone else enrolls and wants to study together (aka: let me benefit from your superior intellect!) just hit me up.

egm's picture

Web Developer | NYU Health Sciences Libraries

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

The NYU Health Sciences Libraries serve NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine, and several other hospitals and academic programs. We're looking for a developer, focused on the backend. The job is not solely Drupal-oriented and the work will often involve integrating Drupal with other systems, e.g. a digital repository. For more info, see the link, or contact me.

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Assistant Systems Administrator | Arapahoe Library District

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Administers the daily operations of the public websites, the library’s core database and transaction system called the III system, and other Library District support software.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

30% PUBLIC WEBSITE Administers the public website and integration of III by maintaining digital security, troubleshooting system problems, and maintaining the layout of the site in order to provide the public with a functional and user-friendly website. The main website is Drupal-based with hopes to move the youth websites to Drupal soon.

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rldale2's picture

Developer | LYRASIS

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

LYRASIS seeks a highly motivated, experienced Developer to contribute to our dynamic, fast-growing open source support, development, and technology services department. The Developer will provide excellent care to our member customers with a focus on the customization and maintenance of web applications. This position will serve a wide range of clients with a diverse set of needs, primarily using Drupal.

For more information, please see the full job description.

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Web Designer (Drupal) | Johnson County Library

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Do you love to develop and continually improve elegant, highly functional, user-focused websites?
Can you whip up delightful, well-designed graphics in your sleep?
Wouldn't you jump at the chance to focus your work exclusively on a library's Web services and development, not be interrupted by other projects and still get to leave all the content development and maintenance to someone else?

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Hanscraft's picture

How to create event registrations?

I am trying to create event registration forms for my library's website. The Signup module its too restrictive in that it won't allow me to easily add custom fields (since the info the Children's Librarian need differs from the adult job search classes) for each event type.

I also need the system to automatically handle email and possibly SMS text messages. It'd be great if the information about registered patrons was ready to export.

Right now I'm experimenting with CCK Signup bit the documentation is nearly nonexistent.

Help!

sclapp's picture

Project out to bid

We've put the final bits of our Drupal migration project out to bid, for those who may be interested. The RFP is available at: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=22626
It includes consultation and implementation of Apache Solr, as well as performance optimization.

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Using SSL / Secure Pages for Drupal

Is anyone out there using SSL for secure logins on their Drupal installation? I'm trying to test the use of SSL in conjunction with CAS / Secure Pages to see if it works for us, but I'm running into configuration troubles on my Acquia DAMP stack, which I use for testing (on a Win PC). I think the issue may be as basic as being at the OpenSSL or Apache level, but I'm not sure. It looks like php was built with openssl enabled in the Acquia stack (per phpinfo).

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belavida's picture

Crear un evento de usuarios de Drupal

Buenos Días
Yo estoy trabajando con Drupal hace varios años. En la página oficial del Drupal hemos visto que hacen conferencias, eventos en diferentes lugar del mundo sobre Drupal. Aqui en Cuba deberíamos crear un evento anual por ejemplo sobre Drupal donde las personas puedan intercambiar conocimientos y dudas, como mismo se desarrolla el FLISOL en Cuba y se realizan reuniones cada cierto tiempo, podríamos gestionar lo mismo en los Joven Club para dicho evento, donde podrían venir además usuarios de Drupal del mundo que quiera participar.

Hanscraft's picture

Use ISBNs to pull in book data from other websites

I am creating a site which will basically be an annotated bibliography of resources related to the subject matter. As part of this work, I would like to have a way for people to input ISBNs and have Drupal "call" to another site to get data about the book.

Do you have any suggestions on how to do this? I am using Drupal 7.

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Contract Drupal Site Developer | Frisco Public Library

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Attention as of June 30 we are not accepting any new respondents to this notice. Thanks to all who responded.
The Frisco (Texas) Public Library is looking for a developer to build a new FPL website using Drupal based on the design and site map work completed by our redesign team. We are looking for expressions of interest / bids from individual contractors or companies. We are open to working with someone or a company outside the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

The developer should be ready to perform the following:
•Build and implement design produced by library staff

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abdelrahman's picture

Mail error

Hi all,
I'm using drupal-6.20 i think all stuff is good but suddenly show the message when i login to my site:

warning: mail() [function.mail]: Failed to connect to mailserver at "localhost" port 25, verify your "SMTP" and "smtp_port" setting in php.ini or use ini_set() in C:\AppServ\www\drupal-6.20\includes\mail.inc on line 193.
Unable to send e-mail. Please contact the site administrator if the problem persists.

I wrote the correct the username and password and verified SMTP to be like :
[mail function]
;For Win32 only.
;SMTP = http://localhost.com
smtp_port = 25

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dakke's picture

Online journal: MARC or Qualified DC

Hi,

Simply to position myself a bit: I am aware of the various standards in the archival world (MARC, ISAD, ISAAR...), but for this project I need to describe records of a journal. The fields are the usual:
- Author
-- Name
-- Email
-- Telephone

  • Article
    -- Title
    -- Author
    -- Bodytext
    -- Issue ref
    -- Pages

Issue
-- Title
-- Publisher
-- Year
-- Number
...

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Web Designer (with Drupal focus) | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

(PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION - I DON'T HAVE IT!)

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sledden's picture

DrupalCamp BOF

Do we have to reserve one of the BOF rooms before DrupalCamp? If so, how do we go about doing that? We want to organize some Library BOF action.

yuhwei's picture

Web Designer | Rutgers University Libraries

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Reports to the Rutgers University Libraries IT Manager (Director of Integrated Information Systems (IIS)). Designs, develops, tests, and implements online solutions to support digital library initiatives following an established timeline. Works on multiple programming projects simultaneously, while maintaining a high level of work and meeting project deadlines. Designs and develops visual look-and-feel for webpages, mobile applications, and other online communication channels. Creates user interfaces for web applications based on accessibility and usability standards.

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