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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