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

vfranklyn's picture

Need help with php insert

Hi there,

I'm wondering if anyone out there can help out a php newbie. I'm trying to add a snippet of code to the bottom of a tpl.php file for a block view. The code I'm trying to add is this:

<p>
Click the title of this post to view comments.
</p>
<p>
<a href="http://ppld.org/comment/reply/5865#comment-form">Add a new comment</a>
</p>

where "5865" is the node id. I don't know how to make that a variable in php on a tpl.php file. Any help is greatly appreciated!

endupok's picture

Drupal FAIL panel - did you suck at Drupal?

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 telling your tale of fail at the Drupal Fail Panel & Group Therapy Session at ALA Annual in New Orleans this summer, sponsored by the LITA Drupal Interest Group.

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trista13's picture

Changing the default search box

I'm working with the MAYO theme (http://drupal.org/project/mayo) and it has a nice feature where you can turn on and off a search box in the header through Administrator-Themes-Settings. I'd like to use this search box, but with a different search box (one that searches our library catalog). So, basically, I'm looking for a place to stick the HTML code in the MAYO theme so that that search box becomes my search box. I've looked through the CSS and other files in the theme, but all I see is the layout of the search box, not the actual information for the search box.

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xmacex's picture

How to present opening hours

Hiya. Do you have suggestions for storing and presenting opening hours in Drupal 7? This is quite a mundane and universal problem, so i'm absolutely sure this has been solved in many ways. There is the Opening Hours -module, which isn't available for D7 at this time though. The Danish ting.DING uses Office Hours, and present this information very well (see the Aarhus libraries f.ex.) in a list, on a map and for individual libraries.

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leoklein's picture

Library BoF at DrupalCon Chicago

Start: 
2011-03-08 13:45 - 15:15 America/Chicago
Organizers: 

Okay, we have a Library BoF scheduled at DrupalCon Chicago! The event is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday at 1:45-3:15p. It will take place in the 'Colorado Room'.

http://chicago2011.drupal.org/conference/bof/library-bof

The following is what I wrote in the description to the event. Feel free to add anything in comments:

"Drupal is increasing playing a critical role in the online presence of libraries of all sizes, shapes and varieties. In fact, the Drupal Community among librarians is quite large -- and growing larger all the time.

The Library BoF (I & II) will be an opportunity to get together and informally discuss what we do, what we need, and what we can look forward to in our role as bibliographic Drupalers.

All librarians and their friends are invited to attend.

P.S. On maybe Wednesday after 6pm... if anyone wants to go to Gino's East (Superior St. just east of Michigan Ave) which is close by and famous for Chicago's Deep Dish pizza -- just email me.

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richardhayward's picture

Libraryhack 2011 - Ideas Competition

Have you got a great suggestion for a new and innovative way to use library data but maybe not the technical skills to bring that idea to life? Submit an idea for an application or data mashup to be eligible for this prize. Your idea might then be developed by someone else as an application or mashup as part of Libraryhack. For inspiration have a look at the list of data sets to be made available by the participating libraries and from February 8, submit an idea. You can enter as many times as you like.

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richardhayward's picture

Libraryhack 2011 - State Library of Victoria

Start: 
2011-05-20 09:30 - 2011-05-21 05:30 Australia/Melbourne
Organizers: 

Have you ever made a mashup? Now's your chance to get involved and create a mashup or app of your own, or collaborate with another creator. Get your hands on library collection content and data and remix it to create a new application, image, digital story or other new content – and enter it in the Libraryhack competition!

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egm's picture

Web Manager | NYU Health Sciences Libraries

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

The NYU Health Sciences Libraries invite applicants for the position of Web Manager. The Web Manager will provide services to the faculty, students and staff of the NYU School of Medicine and Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), College of Dentistry and Nursing, Bellevue Hospital, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases as well as the Library's three consumer health branches. NYULMC is located in mid-Manhattan and is affiliated with Bellevue Hospital and the Manhattan VA Hospital.

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itamair's picture

Catalogue Library and its eCommerce: Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 ???

Hi, nice to meet you all ...

I have to build a digital library with ecommerce functionalities for an important publishing company in Italy ...
After assessing other carts (Magento, Cs-Cart, ecc.) trying to find something standardized and pre-done, I realized that DRUPAL is the only tool that will meet the specific properties of the library (mainly pubblications - articles - authors 1-n & n-n relationships).
This will mean more customization work, but I'm happy anyway because I'm loving the features and capabilities of Drupal.

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xmichaelyx's picture

Web Multimedia Designer | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

We're looking for a multimedia designer, but Drupal experience is greatly preferred.

AntoinetteD's picture

Developer | Queens Library

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

We are looking to go-live with our Drupal site within the next month and have run into challenges with the language translation module. We are planning to offer abridged versions of the site in 5 other languages and are using Drupal 6. We are looking for someone who has done this before and can work with our in-house developers to get this done. We prefer someone on-site but would be willing to work remotely if it gets the job done. There is no content translation needed - just setting it up so we can put the content in.

sjdavis's picture

Acquia Search

Anyone have experience working with AcquiaSearch or Apache Solr?

We're looking at using one of these on our flagship web site (ColumbusLibrary.org) and are running into issues with firewall problems with AcquiaSearch, among others, since AcquiaSearch is a "cloud" solution. Seems like the setup for Apache Solr is complicated.

Also curious what the real pricing is for AcquiaSearch, Acquia is not very clear on what we'll really be charged - using mysterious "slices" for tiered pricing.

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xmacex's picture

Axiell ILS -systems and Drupal?

Hello all. Is anybody reading this working with Axiell -products? Axiell is a major library system vendor here in the Nordic countries, especially for public libraries... their products (PallasPro and Origo) serve about 80% of the population of Finland, and also many in Sweden, Denmark and Norway too. It's a bit of a monopoly -situation here in Finland to be honest :\

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Mark in SC_USA's picture

Would Welcome Information on Experiences Using Drupal and .....

...Auquabrowser, Enterprise (Horizon), and EBSCO - Discovery Service.

Cheers everyone. My name is Mark, and I'm new to the Libraries group.

Last April I inherited a library site built on Drupal 6 (http://www.myrcpl.com).

We are in the process of redesigning the site, and I would appreciate any information you can share regarding using the above within Drupal to create the best user experience, as well as offering catalog content to customers.

Feel free to post replies, or if you prefer, you can email me at mpruitt@myrcpl.com, or call me at 803-929-3445. Thank you all in advance.

somanyfish's picture

New Module: LT4L

The LT4L module uses the Library Thing for Libraries related content feature to provide a connection between the tagging of Drupal content and items in a library's catalog.

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good_man's picture

Tools & Modules for Libraries

This is my first discussion in this group, I've been a member for a while and I noticed that most of the discussions & services are related to libraries in the actual world & books catalogs. What I didn't see here & in drupal is the support for books as content, book module is a nice core module used in many places such as the official Drupal's handbook. Unfortunately this project doesn't provide any kind of API to use it easily.

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larsdesigns's picture

Colorado Library Birds of a Feather Gathering in Denver on February 15th, 2011

Start: 
2011-02-15 10:00 - 17:00 America/Denver
Organizers: 

Location

Denver Public Library - Central at 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Denver, Colorado 80204. We will be meeting in the computer lab located on the fourth floor.

Paid Parking is available at the Cultural Complex Garage on 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway located just south of the Library. It is approximately a 20 minute walk from the 16th and California Light Rail station.

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Slurpee's picture

DrupalCon Chicago Library Session Proposals, Please Vote

If you haven't registered yet for DrupalCon Chicago, think about doing so today. Registering now not only saves you money by getting you the early bird pricing of $350, it also lets you shape the conference to your interests and needs by voting on the proposed presentations.

Only registered attendees can vote on the proposed sessions, and the voting deadline is this Friday, December 24th at 9am ET, according to http://chicago2011.drupal.org/news/drupalcon-chicago-session-selection-p...

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abdelrahman's picture

The link between library & Bibliography Modules

Dear All ,
I'd like to know how do link between The library & Bibliography modules so that it appears :
Title - Patron -Status- Due Date

janusman's picture

New module: Feeds OAI-PMH

http://drupal.org/project/feeds_oai_pmh

Yes, yet another OAI-PMH-related module =) It fetches and parses OAI_DC (Dublin core) metadata records from OAI-PMH services, as defined by http://www.openarchives.org/. It's built as an add-on to Feeds module in order to inherit all of its awesomeness and simplify the codebase.

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