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    • 1. Drupal and Libraries Ellyssa Kroski Computers in Libraries 2008
    • 2.
      • What is Drupal?
      • How are Libraries Using Drupal?
      • How can YOU get started using Drupal?
    • 3. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 4. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 5. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 6. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 7. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 8. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 9. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 10. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 11. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 12. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 13. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
    • 14. LIS901-06 Features
      • Multiple Blogs
      • Tagging
      • Social Bookmarking
      • Send to Friend
      • Photo Sharing
      • Video Sharing
      • User Polls
      • User Profiles
      • Friends Lists
      • Guestbooks
      • Synchronous Chat
      • Events Calendar
      • RSS Feeds
      • Image Galleries
      • Recent/Popular Views
      • Most Emailed
      • FAQ
      • Private Messaging
    • 15. What is Drupal?
      • Free
      • Open-Source
      • Content Management System
      • Social-Enabled Software
    • 16. Technology Platform
      • Apache
      • MySQL
      • PHP
      • WAMP (Windows)/LAMP (Linux)/MAMP (Mac)
    • 17. Structure
      • Core
        • Basic functionality
        • CMS
        • Comes with some additional functionality pre-installed such as:
          • User blogs
          • Profiles
          • Taxonomy
          • Forum
          • Statistics
        • Strictly monitored
    • 18. Structure
      • Contributed Modules
        • Plug-ins which offer additional functionality
        • Developed by the user community
        • Over 1,900 contributed modules of varying levels of quality
        • Stable & highly useful modules may be added to the next “Core” release
        • “Nearly Core”
          • Organic Groups
          • Views
          • CCK
    • 19. Structure
      • Themes
        • Design layouts and color schemes for Drupal websites
        • Many themes available on drupal.org
        • Custom themes
          • HTML
          • PHP
          • CSS
    • 20. Community
      • Robust Open-Source Community
        • Drupal Groups - 36,000+ members
        • IRC Channels
        • Drupal Camps
        • Drupal Conferences
      • Drupal version 6 – over 100,000 downloads first month
        • Previous versions downloaded 600,000+ times
      • http://drupal.org
        • Download Modules, Themes, etc.
        • Documentation
        • Support
        • Forums
    • 21. Administrative Menu
    • 22. Modules Menu
    • 23. How are Libraries Using Drupal?
      • Library Websites
      • Staff Intranets
      • Collaboration Tools
      • Communities of Interest
    • 24. Ann Arbor District Libraries http://www.aadl.org
    • 25. AADL and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • Custom module reformats OPAC to produce an integrated catalog
        • Over 13,400 comments
        • 50,000 unique users
        • Page views increased 216%
      • Development Blog
        • http://www.aadl.org/devblog
      • Video game tournament system
        • New Web service based on Drupal 6
        • GTSystem.org
      Info graciously provided by: Eli Neiburger, Information Access & Systems Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
    • 26. Oregon Libraries Network http://www.oregonlibraries.net
    • 27. L-Net and Drupal
      • Staff Intranet
        • Manages 65,000 Virtual Reference Transcripts
        • Prototyping automatic generation of subject guides based on patron question keywords
      • Library Website
        • Combined library website, WordPress blog, and wiki into one
        • Librarian Blogs, User Profiles, Friends Lists, Favorites
        • “ With Drupal, we don’t have to spend a lot to add tools and functionality to our website.”
      Info graciously provided by: Caleb Tucker-Raymond, Oregon Statewide Digital Reference Services Coordinator, Oregon Libraries Network
    • 28. Franklin Park Public Library http://www.franklinparklibrary.org
    • 29. Franklin Park and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • Small library without IT staff
        • Created by one person in 2 ½ months
        • Replaced old, HTML library website
        • Librarian and Director Blogs
        • Patron Commenting
        • New RSS Feeds
      Info graciously provided by: Mikael Lars Jacobsen, Adult Services Librarian, Franklin Park Public Library
    • 30. St. Lawrence University Library http://sciencelibrary.stlawu.edu
    • 31. St. Lawrence and Drupal
      • Staff Intranet
        • Professional staff and student library workers communicate about patron interactions
      • Website Redesign Communication Tool
        • Students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and provide input about website
      • Public Website
        • Fall 2008
        • Will combine all university library websites
        • Building a course resources module
        • Students contribute photos, bibliographies, etc.
      Info graciously provided by: Eric Williams-Bergen, Science Librarian, Launders Science Library, St. Lawrence University
    • 32. University of Minnesota Libraries http://biomed.lib.umn.edu
    • 33. University of Minnesota Libraries and Drupal
      • Library Website
      • EthicShare
        • Mellon Foundation funded
        • Scholarly networking around the issue of ethics
        • http:// www.lib.umn.edu/about/ethicshare/index.html
      • Harvest Choice
        • Gates Foundation funded
        • Combined their expertise with bibliographic data with CH2MHill’s Mapping & GIS expertise for an agriculture resource
        • http:// harvestchoice.org
      • Usability Testing
        • http://groups.drupal.org/node/9339
      Info graciously provided by: Cody Hanson, Technology Librarian, University of Minnesota
    • 34. UAA/APU Consortium Library http://consortiumlibrary.org
    • 35. UAA/APU and Drupal
      • Multi-Site Installation
        • 3 websites, one code base, one database
      • Staff Intranet
        • Faculty and staff can update public pages
        • Collaborate and share information between departments
      • Library Website
        • Previously static HTML site
      • Distance Learners Edition
        • FAQs
        • MySite Module
      Info graciously provided by: Ian Chan, Web Services Librarian, UAA/APU Consortium Library
    • 36. IUPUI Library http://www-lib.iupui.edu
    • 37. IUPUI Library and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • Retrieves their list of databases along with descriptions and categories from ExLibris’ Metalib X-Server
        • Librarians have their own subject pages
        • Future plans
          • Librarian profiles
          • Patrons to customize the look of the library webpage
          • Staff Intranet
      Info graciously provided by: Andy Smith, Lead Technology Analyst, IUPUI University Library
    • 38. Simon Fraser University Learning Commons http://workshops.learningcommons.sfu.ca
    • 39. SFU and Drupal
      • Student Learning Commons Workshops
        • Students can pre-register for workshops
        • If classes are full, students are notified that they have been wait-listed
        • Staff can manage registrations
          • View and delete students
          • Place limits on number of registrants
          • Send mass mailings to entire class lists
          • Download student information
      Info graciously provided by: Mark Jordan, Head of Library Systems, W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
    • 40. Florida State University Libraries http://www.lib.fsu.edu
    • 41. FSU Libraries and Drupal
      • Exploring:
        • Different Content types for
          • E-Resources
          • Library Study Spaces
          • Programs & Events
          • News & Announcements
          • Projects
          • User Profiles
        • Taxonomies for different user groups
          • Faculty
          • Staff
          • Department
          • Subject area
      Info graciously provided by: Jonathan Blackburn, Web Development Librarian, Florida State University Libraries
      • Library Website
        • Using Pages with legacy databases
      • 2 User Groups Explore Incremental Improvements
    • 42. Red Deer Public Library http://www.rdpl.org
    • 43. Red Deer Public Library and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • News Feeds
        • Librarian Bloggers
        • Patron commenting
      • Staff Intranet
        • “ Just Testing” section where new modules are announced and tested by staff
        • Staff Blogging
        • Project Planning
      • Library Board Intranet
        • Communication tool for Board trustees
      • Electionforum.ca
        • Website for October 2007 municipal election
        • Candidates for mayor, city council, and school boards blogged
      Info graciously provided by: Dean Frey, Director, Red Deer Public Library
    • 44. University of Alaska Fairbanks Libraries http://library.uaf.edu
    • 45. UAF Libraries and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • They wanted to distribute process of updating the website throughout the organization
        • DVD Browser
          • A screen-scraping search of SIRSI catalog pulls out movies and puts them in Drupal database with IMDB covers
        • Top Clicks section displays the most popular content
        • Ad Module for house ads which promote the library’s content, collections, and services to visitors
      Info graciously provided by: Ilana Kingsley, Assistant Professor & Web Librarian, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • 46. Hoover Public Library http://www.hoover.lib.al.us
    • 47. Hoover Public Library and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • Wanted a way to separate content from display
        • Wanted to distribute Web content updates
        • Captcha module solved spam problems
        • Listing Events and RSS Feeds
        • Several microsites on one Drupal install
      • “ Drupal puts me in a position where I can concentrate on having good content and a well-organized website, rather than troubleshooting back-end stuff”.
      Info graciously provided by: Mike Benson, Webmaster, Hoover Public Library
    • 48. University of Saskatchewan Library https://library.usask.ca
    • 49. University of Saskatchewan Libraries and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • New Book Listings
        • Room Bookings
        • Custom module for patron types
        • Resource Handling Module
        • E-Resources Module
      • Staff Intranet
        • Manages hours
        • Directory System
        • User Permissions
      • May Develop Dissertations Database
      Info graciously provided by: Patricia Moore, Information Systems & Technology Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Libraries
    • 50. Cleveland Public Library http://www.cpl.org
    • 51. Cleveland Public Library and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • Each library subject area has its own sub-site
        • Custom module for multi-site search
        • Blogging, social bookmarking, RSS feeds
        • Customized Events module
      • Staff Intranet
      • Clevenet Consortium site
      • Ohio Center for the Book
        • http://www.ohiocenterforthebook.org
        • Launched April 4, 2008
      • Concerns
        • Original developer has left the organization
        • Drupal is not vendor supported
        • Drupal developers are hard-to-find
        • Easier for staff to use day-to day but “Not a clear win”
      Info graciously provided by: Bob Carterette, Automation Administrator, and David Reynolds, Web Applications Specialist, Cleveland Public Library
    • 52. Idaho Commission for Libraries http://libraries.idaho.gov
    • 53. ICFL and Drupal
      • Library Website
        • New social-enabled website to launch September, 2008
        • Blogging, commenting, social bookmarking, tagging
        • Separating technology responsibilities from content management
      • E-Branch in a Box Program
        • “ Out of the box and onto the web in 30 minutes. “
        • Provides Drupal websites to all state-funded libraries in Idaho
        • Reduced the technology and time barrier for librarians in Idaho libraries
        • 52 libraries have set up these Drupal-based sites
        • http://help.lili.org
      • Staff Intranet
        • Agendas
        • Blog for informal news
      Info graciously provided by: Michael Samuelson, Web Developer, Idaho Commission for Libraries
    • 54. Westlake Porter Public Library http://www.westlakelibrary.org
    • 55. Monterrey Technology Library http://biblioteca.mty.itesm.mx
    • 56. School Library System of Genesee Valley Boces http://sls.gvboces.org
    • 57. Hamline University Law Library http://law.hamline.edu/library/law-library.html
    • 58. SWON Libraries http://www.swonlibraries.org
    • 59. Drupal & Libraries Trends
      • Libraries are using it to distribute the management of website content
      • Drupal is being used to empower students, faculty, and staff to create their own content
      • Most libraries who have done one website in Drupal have had positive results and are expanding their Drupal efforts
      • Many smaller projects are being created by librarians
      • Drupal is often used to present new and different views of library content
      • Commonly used for library staff intranets
    • 60. Getting Started Tips
      • Check out some Drupal sites: http:// buytaert.net/tag/drupal -sites
      • Browse modules http://drupal.org/project/Modules
      • Talk to other libraries & librarians using the technology
      • Sign up for a free trial with a Drupal host such as Bryght http:// www.bryght.com and experiment with an installation
      • Check out library-friendly modules
    • 61.
      • Bibliography Module
        • Manage & display lists of scholarly publications
        • bibTex and Endnote Import/Export
        • http://drupal.org/project/biblio
      • Marc Record
        • Creates a library catalog by importing Marc records
        • http://drupal.org/project/marc
      • Book Review
        • Publish book reviews
        • Fields for unlimited authors, booktitle, cover image, publisher, copyright, isbn, # of pages, price, synopsis, table of contents and the review text
        • http:// drupal.org/project/bookreview
      Five Modules Librarians Should Know About
    • 62. Bibliography Module
    • 63. Five Modules Librarians Should Know About
      • Millennium
        • Searches Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium WebOpac for MARC records
        • Creates a Drupal-based library catalog
        • http://drupal.org/project/millennium
      • Z39.50 Search
        • Searches the world’s libraries and presents results
        • http://drupal.org/project/z3950
    • 64. Millennium Module
    • 65. Modules I Used for LIS901-06
      • CCK
      • Development
      • Event
      • Image
      • Image Assist
      • Avatar Selection
      • Chat Room
      • FAQ
      • Favorite Nodes
      • Feedback
      • Forward
      • Guestbook
      • Masquerade
      • Month
      • Service Links
      • Signup
      • Tabbed Blocks
      • Thickbox
      • TinyMCE
      • Buddylist
      • Tagadelic
      • Views
    • 66. Drupal Web Resources
      • Official Website
        • http:// drupal.org
      • Drupal and Libraries Listserv
        • http://drupal4lib.org
      • Drupal and Libraries Group
        • http:// groups.drupal.org /libraries
      • Drupalib Library Drupallers Community
        • http:// drupalib.interoperating.info
    • 67. Drupal Community Resources
      • DrupalCamp
        • http:// barcamp.org
      • DrupalCons
        • Boston2008 http://drupal.org/drupalconboston2008
        • Barcelona2007 http://drupal.org/node/177855
      • Drupal IRC Channels
        • http://drupal.org/node/108355
    • 68. Learning Drupal
      • Library Technology Report - May 2008 “Drupal for Library Web Development” by Christopher Harris and Andrew Austin
      • Screencast: Creating a Library Database Page with Drupal
        • http://chicagolibrarian.com/node/262
      • Lullabot Drupal Podcasts
        • http://www.lullabot.com/podcast
      • Drupal DoJo
        • http:// drupaldojo.com
    • 69. Drupal Song http://tinyurl.com/288atb
    • 70. Ellyssa Kroski [email_address]
      • Blogs:
      • iLibrarian
      • http:// oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian
      • InfoTangle
      • http://infotangle.blogsome.com
      • Website:
      • http://www.ellyssakroski.com

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