Leo Klein on Drupal for Libraries Talk Given at the Metropolitan Library System (Chicago) Feb. 29, 2008 Created by Leo Kle...
Hey, Wait a Minute!
Why Content Management? <ul><li>In the Beginning: </li></ul><ul><li>Everything Done by Hand </li></ul><ul><li>Early Databa...
Why Drupal? (Druplicon)
Libraries That Use Drupal Florida State Univ. Uminn Bio-Med. Library Hoover Public Library (AL) Wendt Library (U. Wisc.)
Origin of Drupal
Early Drupal User Group Meetup
Drupal Born – 2001* <ul><li>Originally developed by Dries Buytaert and fellow students at the University of Antwerp </li><...
Drupal.org
Resources from Drupal.org <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Bug Reports, Feature Requests...
Joys & Sorrows of Open Source <ul><li>It’s Free </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Open </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Innovative (sometimes) ...
Types of Users
Requirements <ul><li>SW-HW*: </li></ul><ul><li>Server running either  Apache or IIS </li></ul><ul><li>PHP (Scripting Langu...
Drupal in 3 Parts
Drupal Core <ul><li>What You Get 'Out of the Box' </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Features </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Node, Bl...
 
Contributed Modules <ul><li>&quot;Building Blocks&quot; of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds to Choose from </li></ul><ul>...
Life & Death of a Drupal Module <ul><li>Modules are built for a specific purpose and for a specific release of Drupal </li...
Themes Amor Azul Imagination NewsFlash SEO Position
Drupal Roadmap <ul><li>Drupal 6.0 (Feb. 2008) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Installat...
Drupal as a Community <ul><li>Open Source encourages - and requires – an open, responsive Social Organization </li></ul><u...
Other Helpful Sites <ul><li>Drupal.org Main Drupal Site </li></ul><ul><li>Lullabot  Wonderful source for podcasts and othe...
Library-Related Resources <ul><li>DRUPAL4LIB – Listserv http://drupal4lib.org </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Group http://groups...
Leo Klein’s Drupal Tips <ul><li>Try &quot;Sandboxes&quot; at OpenSourceCMS.com </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment locally </li><...
Happy Drupaling! <ul><li>Leo Robert Klein </li></ul><ul><li>leo 'at' leoklein 'dot' com </li></ul>msn/aim/ghoo/yhoo: 'leor...
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  • Hi and welcome. I&apos;m happy to see you all hear and happy to be able to talk about our subject, Drupal. My name is Leo Klein. I&apos;m Web Coordinator for the Office of Admissions and Records at UIC – at least I will be starting next month. Currently I&apos;m in the School of Ed. Prior to this, I was Web Coordinator at the libraries of Baruch College, CUNY and NYU. I have an MLS from Queens College, CUNY and a Masters in Digital Media from the Interactive Telecommunications Program. I&apos;m wanted in four states for theft, abduction – you name it.... Let&apos;s do a round-robin to see who we have here. How do you like that title? Nice, Huh? When I was first thinking of putting together this presentation, I thought, what am I going to name the thing. &apos;Drupal for Libraries&apos; -- sounds okay. You get the drift: &amp;quot;Drupal&amp;quot; - &amp;quot;Libraries&amp;quot;. But it seemed kind of uninspired. &amp;quot;Ebert on Cinema, Stravinsky on Music, Einstein on Relativity, Klein on Drupal&amp;quot;
  • Drupal for Libraries

    1. Leo Klein on Drupal for Libraries Talk Given at the Metropolitan Library System (Chicago) Feb. 29, 2008 Created by Leo Klein, ChicagoLibrarian.com
    2. Hey, Wait a Minute!
    3. Why Content Management? <ul><li>In the Beginning: </li></ul><ul><li>Everything Done by Hand </li></ul><ul><li>Early Database-Driven Sites: </li></ul><ul><li>Home-made, DIY </li></ul><ul><li>Current CMS Potpourri: </li></ul><ul><li>Many Choices (Good, Bad & Ugly*) </li></ul>______ * http://www.opensourcecms.com
    4. Why Drupal? (Druplicon)
    5. Libraries That Use Drupal Florida State Univ. Uminn Bio-Med. Library Hoover Public Library (AL) Wendt Library (U. Wisc.)
    6. Origin of Drupal
    7. Early Drupal User Group Meetup
    8. Drupal Born – 2001* <ul><li>Originally developed by Dries Buytaert and fellow students at the University of Antwerp </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – Initial Release of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – Drupal taken up by Dean Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>2005 to now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Profile Conversions (Onion.com, Observer.com, Amnesty International) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From &quot; Community Plumbing &quot; to &quot; Roll-Your-Own Push Button CMS &quot; </li></ul></ul>_________ * More Info: http://drupal.org/node/769 http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1398641189
    9. Drupal.org
    10. Resources from Drupal.org <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Bug Reports, Feature Requests, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul>
    11. Joys & Sorrows of Open Source <ul><li>It’s Free </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Open </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Innovative (sometimes) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s &quot;Scratch Your Own Itch” </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Frustrating </li></ul><ul><li>It's Fun </li></ul>
    12. Types of Users
    13. Requirements <ul><li>SW-HW*: </li></ul><ul><li>Server running either Apache or IIS </li></ul><ul><li>PHP (Scripting Language) </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL or PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>Human: </li></ul><ul><li>Person comfortable installing the above three </li></ul><ul><li>“ Some assembly required” </li></ul>______ * http://drupal.org/requirements
    14. Drupal in 3 Parts
    15. Drupal Core <ul><li>What You Get 'Out of the Box' </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Features </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Node, Block, Taxonomy, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Theme Engine, Comments, RSS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>'Legacy' Features </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Story, Forum, Blog) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    16.  
    17. Contributed Modules <ul><li>&quot;Building Blocks&quot; of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds to Choose from </li></ul><ul><li>Most Essential Modules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Construction Kit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ImageCache </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Groups </li></ul></ul>
    18. Life & Death of a Drupal Module <ul><li>Modules are built for a specific purpose and for a specific release of Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>How to Tell if a Module is Alive and Kicking -- or in the 'Deadpool': </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent updates? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent Support Questions/Issues? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude of Maintainers (Helpful or Not)? </li></ul></ul>
    19. Themes Amor Azul Imagination NewsFlash SEO Position
    20. Drupal Roadmap <ul><li>Drupal 6.0 (Feb. 2008) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Theming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internationalization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal 7.0 (Feb. 2009?) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation of CCK & Views into Core </li></ul></ul>
    21. Drupal as a Community <ul><li>Open Source encourages - and requires – an open, responsive Social Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Great team of Developers (some local in Illinois) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the terrain & benefit from It </li></ul>
    22. Other Helpful Sites <ul><li>Drupal.org Main Drupal Site </li></ul><ul><li>Lullabot Wonderful source for podcasts and other high quality information on Drupal - http://www.lullabot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mastering Drupal Number of good screencasts - http://www.masteringdrupal.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Dries Buytaert's Blog Personal Blog of Drupal's Founder - http://buytaert.net </li></ul>
    23. Library-Related Resources <ul><li>DRUPAL4LIB – Listserv http://drupal4lib.org </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Group http://groups.drupal.org/libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Drupalib http://drupalib.interoperating.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>Local Chicago User Group (General) http://groups.drupal.org/chicago </li></ul>
    24. Leo Klein’s Drupal Tips <ul><li>Try &quot;Sandboxes&quot; at OpenSourceCMS.com </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment locally </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the forums at Drupal.org </li></ul><ul><li>Join a Drupal Group (http://groups.drupal.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the competition </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately: Bend the CMS to your needs (& not the other way around) </li></ul>
    25. Happy Drupaling! <ul><li>Leo Robert Klein </li></ul><ul><li>leo 'at' leoklein 'dot' com </li></ul>msn/aim/ghoo/yhoo: 'leorobertklein' www.ChicagoLibrarian.com

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