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My organization is looking at developing a listserv that integrates with our Drupal website, and which has a fairly user-friendly interface, as well as an archive and search function. We are also considering whether Drupal Commons might be a solution for implementing the listserv. One difficulty is finding sample listservs and websites that can help us think about functionality and design. Would anyone know of sample sites using Drupal listservs? Thank you!
I'm not going to lie - it's taking me a lot long to complete our sites' migration to Drupal than I ever would've expected. We're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but it's still a ways off. The problem - I need help!
The good news - the possibility of getting a Drupal firm on contract with the state at some point to get some professional consulting. The bad news, I need to figure out a reasonable estimate of how long it would take a pro to do the following:
I am new to Drupal and am working on a test site. I like the concept of the Web File Manager, but cannot find a way to do batch file uploads of images and documents. Is this possible? Our current library website has hundreds of files that need to be transferred. I'm hoping not one at a time.
I have my production site just about ready to go (Yay!) but, I would like to have a test site for updating modules, etc. Ideally, I would have a completely separate site either hosted or locally to play with, but I have yet to get a local site working well and I don't have the budget to pay for two sites hosted. Bluehost said I could just make a folder called test and move a complete Drupal install there and then my test site would be domainname.com/test. I have some ideas about doing this, but if anyone has done this before, I would love some ideas on how to best accomplish this.Read more
At Index Data I've lately been working on a Drupal module for Pazpar2 (http://www.indexdata.com/pazpar2), our XML webservice based metasearch engine. Check it out in the git sandbox (http://drupal.org/sandbox/skomorokh/1103554) I've created (D6 for now but a D7 branch is on its way). While very much under development, basic functionality is all there and it would be great to get feedback as I polish it for release.Read more
What is the best way to archive documents created and used in a Drupal intranet? I work for an NGO that is setting up their intranet using the drupal platform, and we are organizing our materials using "documents" under each "group". These documents are office policies, forms, etc. They are updated every year or so. We would like our employees to have access to the old versions while being able to identify the most current iterations of these documents.Read more
I'm attempting to migrate my functioning Drupal site from one host to another. I have tried several different methods (importing the database, then loading the files; using their Drupal install and then loading my database; cursing at the computer) and all have given me different error messages that seem to be at the database level. I have changed sites/default/settings.php to reflect the new database information. The error seems to always come from something called the lock.ini file. I've looked around online and talked with the new hosting company for a bit, but have not had any luck.Read more
A new kind of users/developers conference is going to enrich the Drupal landscape in Italy and… across the border. The Alpine Drupalcamp!
Let's meet on May, 7th 2011 in Brixen/Bressanone (Südtirol/Italy), surrounded by the amazing Alps, in oder to share experience, illustrate projects and discuss with users and developers about our favourite CMS/framework. Accepted are sessions in italian, german and english.
Official site: http://www.alpinedrupalcamp.org/en
I'm interested to hear if there are any libraries with experience in creating WARC indexes from their Drupal websites. From what I read in the Exlibris Primo documentation WARC indexes are required so that Primo can harvest the website data and include in its search capability. Have you done this for your library website / library catalogue search?Read more
I'm fairly new to Drupal, but have created some sites before. In the past, I typically used Google Analytics to monitor the site traffic and noticed that there is a Google Analytics module, but I was wondering what others thought of it and if there might be a better solution with a Drupal site.
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:
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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!
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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'.
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.Read more