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Drupal: Content Management and Community for your Library

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Slides from presentation at Access2008, Hamilton, ON Oct. 3, 2008

Slides from presentation at Access2008, Hamilton, ON Oct. 3, 2008

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    • 1. Drupal: Content Management and Community for your Library
      • a panel presentation
      • Ilana Kingsley, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library [email_address]
      • Dave Mitchell, London Public Library [email_address]
      • Harish Nayak, Univ. of Rochester Libraries, River Campus [email_address]
      • Debra Riley-Huff, University of Mississippi [email_address]
      • Nick Ruest, McMaster University Mills Memorial Library ruestn@mcmaster.ca
    • 2. Project Introductions
      • Ilana Kingsley – Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks
        • http://uaflibrary.us/moviebrowser/
        • http://library.uaf.edu
    • 3.  
    • 4.  
    • 5. Project Introductions
      • Debra Riley-Huff – Univ. of Mississippi
        • http://www.olemiss.edu/libraries
    • 6.  
    • 7.  
    • 8.  
    • 9.  
    • 10.  
    • 11.  
    • 12. Project Introductions
      • Harish Nayak – Univ. of Rochester, River Campus Libraries (RCL)
    • 13. Current Alpha
    • 14. Project Introductions
      • Dave Mitchell - London Public Library
        • http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca
    • 15. Project Introductions
      • Nick Ruest - McMaster University
        • http://digitalcollections.mcmaster.ca
        • http://pw20c.mcmaster.ca
    • 16.  
    • 17.  
    • 18. Process
    • 19. UAF: Why Drupal?
      • Easy to use (will need to set up a mysql database and have php running)
      • Don’t really need to know programming
      • Lot’s of user support
    • 20. UAF Process
      • CMS Selection
      • Drupal Installation
      • Content Analysis to create Drupal Content Types
      • Content Type creation via CCK
      • Create Roles (used for access control)
      • Enter users and associate users with Roles
      • Move content from static Web site to Drupal
      • Install Drupal modules as needed
      • Training for Content Providers
    • 21. UAF: Content Types
    • 22. Content Types
    • 23. UAF: Roles
    • 24. RCL Website Redesign Process
    • 25. RCL Website Redesign Process
    • 26. RCL Website Redesign Process
    • 27. Theming
    • 28. Unmodified Garland
    • 29.  
    • 30.  
    • 31.  
    • 32. Zen Theme Features
      • Well documented php and css files.
        • Layout
        • Print
        • Subthemes
      • Lots of easy-to-access classes and ids for CSS developers.
      • Mindful CSS class names
        • Different page item colors for non-logged-in users
        • Larger header section on the front page
        • Unique background color on a given content type.
    • 33. Zen Theme
      • Sub-Themes
      • Override the Zen defaults with your own CSS
    • 34. User Customization in Drupal
      • Create a personalized page that contains content from throughout the site.
      • Users can add RSS/Atom feeds from external web sites to their MySite pages.
      • Fully integrates with most Drupal content
      • Drag, drop and sort content on user custom personal layout.
    • 35. Unmodified Zen Classic
    • 36. Unmodified Garland
    • 37. MySite with Zen Classic
    • 38. Collapsed News section
    • 39. Simple Searchbox
    • 40. Must Have Modules
    • 41. Must Have Modules
      • CCK
      • Views
      • Devel
      • Webforms
      • TinyMCE
      • Profile
      • jquery update
      • advanced cache
    • 42. Customization
    • 43. Live
    • 44.  
    • 45.  
    • 46. Taxonomy Theme - 'Adult' Website
    • 47.  
    • 48. Taxonomy Theme - Kids Website
    • 49. Taxonomy Theme - Teens Website
    • 50. Taxonomy Driven Navigation
    • 51. Taxonomy Driven Navigation
    • 52. Taxonomy Driven Navigation
    • 53. OAI-PMH & CCK
      • OAI for Bibliographic Module
      • Modified Mysql queries
      • Passes OAI testing 100%
        • _GET & _POST
        • Tokens
        • List records from Set
    • 54. OAI-PMH & CCK
      • Harvested by:
        • OAIster
        • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
        • Knowledge Ontario
    • 55. Rename Titles
      • Automatic Node Titles Module
        • Problem if nodes already had titles or changed automatic node title script
        • Script essentially opens a node then saves it.
    • 56. Clear Cache
      • Mysql query to truncate selected cache tables.
      • Used in development
    • 57. Delete Orphans
      • Mysql query to delete records from all connected tables.
      • Tied in with Category & Container
      • Used in development
    • 58. Timeline
      • Modified version of Timeline Module
      • Regular expressions for dates
      • Scripts to control scale and population of the bands
      • Popup box modified to open node
      • Modified to work with current MIT SIMILE Timeline
      • Changed JSON output to work with dates
    • 59. Timeline
    • 60. Lessons Learned
    • 61. Lessons Learned
      • Figure out Content Types and User Roles ahead of time.
      • Realize the modules/themes you use now may not work with the next version of Drupal.
    • 62. Takeaways
      • Zen Theme saves time of web designers by trade
      • MySite / Panels can make page customization very possible
      • Drupal saves time that you ought to invest in…
    • 63. Social Features
      • Bookbag
      • Tagging & Tag Cloud
      • Curate it!
      • Commenting, and comment voting
      • Popular Items
      • Contact form
    • 64. Questions? Ilana Kingsley, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library [email_address] Dave Mitchell, London Public Library [email_address] Harish Nayak, Univ. of Rochester Libraries, River Campus hnayak@library.rochester.edu Debra Riley-Huff, University of Mississippi [email_address] Nick Ruest, McMaster University Mills Memorial Library ruestn@mcmaster.ca