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For an introduction to how Drupal can be used by libraries, take a look at Ellyssa Kroski's excellent overview.

You can also check out library-related Slack channels on the Drupal team (#libraries) and the Code4Lib team (#drupal4lib).

leoklein's picture

Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Anaheim

Start: 
2012-06-23 10:30 - 12:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

I just had a look at the schedule for ALA Anaheim and noticed there wasn't a get-together for us library drupalers -- to talk shop, to talk projects, joys, frustrations, discoveries, etc.

So I know it's kind of late but how about a Drupal4Lib BoF on Sat. 23 (10:30a-12noon)?

Location - Anaheim Marriott - Rm 315.

Please leave comments & suggestions below!

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leoklein's picture

Drupal4Lib Get-together at ALA Anaheim?

Hey, I'm free! Anyone else?

How 'bout a BoF -- or some other fun thing that involves Drupal & Libraries?

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cdmo's picture

NC LIVE Web & User Experience Development Librarian | NC LIVE

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Vacancy Announcement

NC LIVE seeks candidates with a passion for helping people find, use, and create information that improves their communities and their lives through digital library collections and services. We need your enthusiasm, ideas, and unique skills to expand the digital possibilities of the state’s academic and public libraries. If you are looking to join an organization with a track record of success that will use your ideas to help build the next generation of libraries in North Carolina, come join us at NC LIVE.

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ifactoryboston's picture

Drupal: Organizing Content for Multiple Audiences

Start: 
2012-05-01 13:00 - 14:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Join us Tuesday, May 1st @ 1pm EDT for the final webinar in our Drupal series.

REGISTER NOW: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/626554513

The range of audiences needing specialized gateways, content and pathways on dot edu sites can be difficult to manage. In this webinar, we'll discuss strategies which can help you tailor your site to a particular audience, both with and without user login.

We'll cover:

  • Configuring options for audience selectors
  • Implementing different designs to distinguish areas of the site for each audience
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aslaughter's picture

Chicagoland Library Drupal Group

Start: 
2012-05-23 09:30 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us 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.

Where?
Oak Park Public Library, 2nd floor Veterans Room
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

Parking is available in the garage beneath the library, and on the street.

Contact:
Mick Jacobsen
847.673.7774
mjacobsen@skokielibrary.info

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ifactoryboston's picture

Drupal webinar: Customizing Volumes of Content

Start: 
2012-04-17 13:00 - 14:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Join us Tuesday, April 17th @ 1pm EST for this information-packed webinar, after which we'll open up the floor for Q & A.

REGISTER NOW: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/613265489

Universities often have content, such as research databases, which requires a lot of information to be presented at once. This can often be difficult to attractively display, and allow for easy search and discovery.

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nusnell's picture

Web Applications Developer | Northeastern University Library

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Are you interested in applying your technical skills in an academic environment? Do you think about the future of libraries, scholarly publishing, and digital information management systems? Do you enjoy working with dedicated colleagues and solving interesting problems? If so, consider applying to be our Web Applications Developer!

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ifactoryboston's picture

Drupal webinar: Mitigating Risk with Multiple Content Contributors

Start: 
2012-04-03 13:00 - 14:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Tuesday, April 3rd @ 1pm EST
Register now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/950320081

In the higher ed web environment, there are often a wide variety of administrative users. While we want the creation and maintenance of content to be easy, we also want to guarantee that non-technical content creators cannot "break" the site.

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crawfordea's picture

Houston Libraries Drupal Interest Group April Meeting

Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Houston Libraries Drupal Interest Group
April Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Rice University Fondren Library, Room 410

A Tutorial on Installing Drupal on a Remote Server
Speaker: Chris Pound, Developer and Systems Administrator, Rice University Enterprise Applications

Directions to Rice campus: http://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/How_to_Get_Here.asp
Map: http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html (Fondren Library is building 25 near the center of the map)

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darrell_ulm's picture

New Module: Google Books

The Google Books module http://drupal.org/project/google_books is a filter module and an API for the Google Books service, that permits a user to insert rich Google book data, cover images, and inline book readers into nodes via filters with data retrieved from the http://books.google.com domain. The API also allows data to be pulled into flat arrays indexed by the text biblio field identifiers like 'author' or 'title.'

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bonobo's picture

Drupal in Education Unconference - Event Information

On Monday, March 19th, we are organizing a Drupal in Education unconference in Denver; the event will be held at Del Pueblo School. This meetup will follow an unconference format, so if there is something you want to talk about, propose a topic, find some like-minded individuals, and let the conversation start.

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richardhayward's picture

State Library of Victoria new exhibition web site

I'd like to let you know about a new Drupal 7 website released on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2012 by the State Library of Victoria.

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond
http://exhibitions.slv.vic.gov.au/love-and-devotion

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ninermac's picture

Library Drupal Developers: Please take this short survey for the ALA LITA Drupal Interest Group!

The LITA Drupal Interest Group has put together a super quick (12-question, 10-15 minutes) survey for Drupal developers who are based in, or work primarily for, library environments of all types.

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22E9TCFXQ3H

We'll report the results out at the IG meeting at ALA Midwinter, Saturday, January 21st at 1:30, and also online via ALA Connect (visible to all, not just ALA members).

Thanks in advance!

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ninermac's picture

Getting Started with Drupal-ALA Midwinter

Nina McHale of Arapahoe Library District, CO and Rachel Vacek of University of Houston will present Getting Started with Drupal. This workshop will provide a thorough introduction to the Drupal content management system. Presenter will guide attendees as they create Drupal sites in a sandbox environment, covering the basics of content creation, themes, modules, and user management. Demonstrations of innovative Drupal sites, including library sites, library intranets, and an electronic journal will be provided. Previous web experience is helpful, but not required.

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JordanFields's picture

Senior Web Developer | Kansas City Public Library

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

We're looking for a Drupal-minded developer to join our team. Whether your background is in libraries, computer science, or just you know and love Drupal, we would like to talk to you!

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ninermac's picture

Drupal Fail Panelists needed at ALA Midwinter in Dallas!

Did you suck at Drupal? Have you been responsible for a Drupal-related disaster? Or perhaps you’ve created a mess of another CMS? You are not alone!

Consider serving on the Drupal Fail Panel at the LITA Drupal Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter in Dallas. The meeting takes place on Saturday, January 21st, from 1:30-3:30 in room A310 of the Dallas Convention Center.

Drupal FAIL might include:

*Installation FAIL
*Migration FAIL
*Permissions FAIL
*Upgrade FAIL
*Taxonomy FAIL
*Module FAIL
*Theme FAIL
*Roll-out FAIL
*Marketing FAIL

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skilgas's picture

Request/Reserve a Room -- is anyone using Drupal to manage this function?

Our library is looking for a way for customers to request a room or equipment reservation from our Drupal site. We would like our staff to be able to select a room for library-sponsored events and programs as well while they are entering the details about the upcoming program. Has anyone got a recipe of modules that might help accomplish this task without being too difficult for the public? If possible, we would like to incorporate a financial piece for accepting deposits.

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bonobo's picture

DrupalCon Denver: Education Unconference

Update

The registration for this event is now open!

End update

Hello, all,

With DrupalCon Denver coming up in approximately 4 months, I wanted to see if there was interest in an Education-specific unconference on Monday, the 19th, the day before DrupalCon begins.

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ssanzo's picture

REMINDER: Short Survey on Success with Drupal Vendors (ends this week)

REMINDER: "Success with Drupal Web Development Vendors" Survey
(We have had a great response! Thanks to all that have already completed the 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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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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