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Joomla june2009

  1. 1. Using the Joomla CMS to Build Dynamic Library Websites Kathryn Frederick Systems Librarian Skidmore College
  2. 2. Skidmore’s Lucy Scribner Library <ul><li>2,300 undergraduates </li></ul><ul><li>365,000 volumes </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>25 staff members (10 librarians) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Redesign the library site? <ul><li>How do you know when it’s time? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content is dated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look is dated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site doesn’t support mobile devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current platform doesn’t support features you would like to incorporate </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Use a CMS? <ul><li>More than 10 pages </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2 content editors </li></ul><ul><li>More than 1 content creator </li></ul>
  5. 5. Smooth sailing (in troubled waters) <ul><li>Politics (aka the Website Committee) </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency and control </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity, functionality, participation </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul>
  6. 6. Choosing a CMS <ul><li>Institutional style guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Current and future needs </li></ul>
  7. 7. CMS Options <ul><li>Proprietary </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Joomla? <ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Fast installation and customization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Components </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large user community </li></ul>
  9. 9. Layers System Web-Based Administration Web “pages”
  10. 10. Installation <ul><li>Get some space (standard LAMP) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a MySQL database </li></ul><ul><li>Upload files </li></ul><ul><li>Run web-based installation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Examples <ul><li>SUNYLA: http://www.sunyla.org/joomlaprod/ </li></ul><ul><li>My Demo: http://scribnerlibrary.info </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla in libraries: http://www.joomlainlibrary.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Play Shakespeare: http://www.playshakespeare.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Customization <ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Menus </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Components </li></ul>
  13. 13. Maintenance <ul><li>Active Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Sections and Categories </li></ul>
  14. 14. Final thoughts….. <ul><li>Response? </li></ul><ul><li>Free beer or free kitten? </li></ul><ul><li>Long term commitment? </li></ul>

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