Drupal at Stanford Law School


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  • Presentation is targeted for two auditoriums Web leaders, that are looking for new uses of websites for the higher education and new uses of technical tools to improve efficiency of their departments/schools/universities Drupal developers looking at use of Drupal capabilities to build custom and standard sites. Currently I work as a web developer for Stanford law school Today I want to show three examples of how use of Drupal is helping to transform legal education @ stanford, to deliver more to students, faculty and alumni
  • . Before joining SLS Webteam I worked on different projects in different universities and departments, and all of them were about bringing web technologies to improve efficiency of higher education Advantages that Improve efficiency of administrative operations providing more for less be it posting news for a research center or registration of students for a summer program.
  • Training for Content managers distrubuted
  • Propose 2010
  • Improving efficiency and decreasing stress
  • Interdisciplinary project
  • Drupal at Stanford Law School

    1. 1. DRUPAL AT [email_address]
    2. 2. Web Technologies in Higher Education <ul><li>How web technologies improve efficiency of higher education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver more accessible tools for data analysis via easily configurable views / search functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present information in the new format / from the new perspective (SLS Navigator) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve efficiency of administrative operations (Admitted Students, Alumni Classbook, SLS main website) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Efficiency
    4. 4. Drupal Projects <ul><li>Drupal was accepted by SLS IT in spring of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Current sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admitted Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reunion Classbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLS Navigator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the process of migrating main SLS website to Drupal </li></ul>
    5. 5. Admitted Students Website <ul><li>Proof of concept for management and IT </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only front page is publicly accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content accessible only to authorized users (local accounts, no WebAuth, which is Stanford single sign one solution) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admissions office (Content managers) update info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLS template developed for Drupal </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Admitted Students Website <ul><li>http://www.stanford.edu/dept/law/cgi-bin/admitted-students/ </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>CCK+Views </li></ul><ul><li>Content Access </li></ul><ul><li>jCarousel </li></ul><ul><li>Book pages </li></ul><ul><li>Path redirect for top level book pages </li></ul><ul><li>Zen-based theme </li></ul>
    7. 7. Reunion Classbook
    8. 8. Reunion Classbook - Before 2010 <ul><li>Used to collect info (text and images) from alumni for 11 printed reunion classbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Original processing instructions - http://stanford.edu/~eadolfo/20100513-classbook/index.html - python+perl+mySQL+MSAccess+InDesignScripts </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal solution – Data exported from views is imported directly into InDesign for print production </li></ul><ul><li>Optimized process and saved dozens of hours of manual data processing </li></ul>
    9. 9. Reunion Classbook <ul><li>https://classbook.law.stanford.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>CCK+Views </li></ul><ul><li>Node Autotitle </li></ul><ul><li>Node limit number </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus: Views Export </li></ul>
    10. 10. Reunion Classbook - After <ul><li>Content submitted by the end user </li></ul><ul><li>Original info can be edited by the end user </li></ul><ul><li>Users’ content can be edited by a Content manager </li></ul><ul><li>One-click data export by a Content manager </li></ul><ul><li>One-click import into InDesign Template via Automation-> Data Merge feature. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Alain Kelder </li></ul>
    11. 11. SLS Navigator <ul><li>https://slsnavigator.law.stanford.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum & Career Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage of faculty domain knowledge and advanced web technology </li></ul><ul><li>Shows relevancy of an item (course, clinic, or resource) for selected carrier path </li></ul><ul><li>Imports courses from Registrar’s office into local Drupal installation </li></ul><ul><li>Custom templates </li></ul><ul><li>Custom module provides pop up windows with detailed info via Cluetip Jquery </li></ul>
    12. 12. Browse courses and other resources
    13. 13. Get details
    14. 14. List courses and clinics for a path
    15. 15. Search by course
    16. 16. Stanford Import Course Module <ul><li>Result of year long project and ongoing collaboration between SLS and Registrar’s office </li></ul><ul><li>Source of info http://explorecourses.stanford.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Shows changed/removed/new courses </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated collaboration between different schools </li></ul><ul><li>Now in hands of new Stanford Web Services (SWS) </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Thank </li></ul><ul><li>You </li></ul>