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.

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

K4khan's picture

Creating a Library Website

Hello All

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.

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mmbeesley's picture

Web Content Developer | Johnson County Library (Kan.)

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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?

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scoflo's picture

Creating an online book club

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.

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rkilzer's picture

Library Web Developer | Drexel University Libraries

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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.

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cdmo's picture

Web Developer | NCSU Libraries

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

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/

Essential Job Duties

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pkiraly's picture

Drupal in libraries at ELAG 2013

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Event type: 
Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

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.

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ssanzo's picture

Drupal for OPAC session at ALA2013 - vote now!

Hi All,

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:

http://connect.ala.org/node/201533

Thanks!

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gerold's picture

optimize webfm cron file indexing

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.

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BrookhartLibrarian's picture

Dear Reader VS Book Letters

Hello, All,

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.

Thanks

brookhartlibrarian@gmail.com

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ashenette's picture

Drupal Library Resources | Isovera Blog | Waltham, MA

Hey all

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:

A Fine Way to Process Library Fines with Drupal Commerce

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aslaughter's picture

Chicagoland Library Drupal Group

Event type: 
User group meeting

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 Library

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cswarts's picture

Website Design and Development | Marion Public Library, Marion, Iowa

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

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.

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cblatchley's picture

Staff Training Materials for Drupal Editors

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.

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highermath's picture

Drupal4Lib Barcamp at Code4Lib at the UIC Forum open to all

Start: 
2013-02-11 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

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.

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highermath's picture

Drupal4Lib Barcamp at Code4Lib at the UIC Forum open to all

Start: 
2013-02-11 09:00 - 17:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

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, will be joining us in the morning to give use a taset of what's coming and to answer questions. If you are in the area, drop what you are doing and join us.

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dakke's picture

OpenMagazine anyone: or collaboration/multisite for journals

Hi all,

Anyone up for a collaboration to build a multisite for small- to mid-sized journals?

Let me explain.

OP2 did a marvelous job for me way back. I showed the possibilities and what one can achieve with Drupal. In my case this resulted in a website that has a complete archive of a literature journal, with author-controlled biographies, blogs, events... and hopefully soon an e-shop (cf. Ubercard), mobile webapp (cf. Services), metadata-standards based exports (MarcXML, MODS), archival/preservation (cf. exports to Internet archive)...

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sjbassett's picture

Using Drupal as a Client to External Content from a Fedora Item Repository.

I am trying to build a simple web application to view items in a Fedora repository. I am aware of the Islandora project, but our team was not satisfied with it as a solution (I am not criticizing their hard-work!). I am looking to build an alternative module / feature / cookbook to contribute back to the Drupal community that would be helpful for other archival institutions who want to implement a Drupal solution for a digital archive / repository.

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Sandice58's picture

Library management system

Hello. I'm a new to drupal and I have started working on my first project which is creating an online library management system. Where students and staff can be able to log in, search(by title, author)/add books, fines, view their history e.t.c. If you have ever created one or have any tips or modules to use, i'll gladly appreciate any help you provide

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tfinney's picture

Theme Suggestions for Public Libraries

I am driving myself crazy looking for a good theme for my library new website.

I want a theme that already has a slide show included in it’s settings and something I can change the color scheme without messing around with the CSS file.

Also social network (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) logo or images.

There are so many themes, any suggestions.

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aslaughter's picture

Chicagoland Library Drupal Group

Start: 
2013-01-15 09:30 - 12:00 America/Chicago
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us for the next Chicagoland Drupal group meeting at the Oak Park Public Library.

9:30-10:00 am -- Networking, coffee
10-10:30 am -- Margaret Heller: OAI-PMH/exposing data module options
10:30-11:30 am -- Sean Fitzpatrick, LISHost: Drush and command line basics; demo of recent library projects
11:30-Noon -- Open sharing

Bring your ideas!

Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

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