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Presentation for a panel on Drupal at the Califa Edgy Librarian online conference in January 2010 covering Drupal resources & tools to help libraries use Drupal effectively.

Presentation for a panel on Drupal at the Califa Edgy Librarian online conference in January 2010 covering Drupal resources & tools to help libraries use Drupal effectively.

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  • 1. Drupal Resources for Libraries Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library Author of LibrarianInBlack.net
  • 2. Where do I start?
    • - Browse Drupal sites: buytaert.net/tag/drupal-sites
    • - Talk to other libraries using Drupal: groups.drupal.org/libraries/libraries
    • - Review podcasts, webinars, articles, blog posts, etc. about Drupal in libraries
    • - Set up a trial Drupal site, using free hosts like bryght.com or opensourcecms.com
  • 3. The Drupal Community
    • - Drupal.org has tons of documentation, downloads, support, forum, resources
    • - Drupal Groups, Camps, and Conferences: groups.drupal.org/drupal-camp
    • - Drupal IRC Chat Channels: drupal.org/node/108355
  • 4. Library Drupal Community
    • - Drupal & Libraries listserv: drupal4lib.org
    • - Drupal & Libraries group: groups.drupal.org/libraries
    • - Drupalib Library Drupallers Community: drupalib.interoperating.info
  • 5. Drupal Books
  • 6. Themes for Drupal
    • - Drupal Themes: drupal.org/project/themes
    • - Theme Garden: themegarden.org
    • - Drupal2U: drupal2u.com
    • - Free Drupal Theme: freedrupaltheme.com
  • 7. Module Resources
    • - Modules List: drupal.org/project/modules
    • - Library-specific Modules: drupalib.interoperating.info/library_modules
    • - Top-Rated Modules: drupalmodules.com/top-rated
  • 8. Screencasts & Tutorials
    • - Understanding Drupal Concepts: drupal.org/node/21951
    • - Introduction to Drupal video: dailymotion.com/video/x4gfqu_introduction-to-drupal_tech
    • - Introduction to Drupal coding (video & PDF): szeged2008.drupalcon.org/program/sessions/gentle-introduction-drupal-coding
  • 9. Tutorial Clearinghouses
    • - Growing Venture Solutions: growingventuresolutions.com/about/tutorials-and-screencasts
    • - Lullabot: lullabot.com/podcast
    • - Acquia: acquia.com/resources
    • - Mastering Drupal: masteringdrupal.com/screencasts
  • 10. Lullabot Video Series
    • Buy DVDs or downloads @ store.lullabot.com/
  • 11. Drupal Support
    • - Drupal Forum Support: drupal.org/forum
    • - Growing Venture Solutions (used by SJPL): growingventuresolutions.com
    • - Lullabot: lullabot.com
    • - Acquia: acquia.com
  • 12. Articles & Handbooks
    • - ALA Library Technology Report “Drupal for Library Web Development” by Christopher Harris & Andrew Austin
    • - 10 Free Drupal Books, Whitepapers, & Cheat-sheets: mydrupal.com/drupal_white_papers_and_free_stuff
    • - Drupal Handbooks: drupal.org/handbooks
  • 13. Toolboxes
    • - Drupal Developer's Toolbox: smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/24/drupal-developers-toolbox/
    • - The Ultimate Drupal Toolbox: 150+ Themes, Modules & Resources: noupe.com/drupal/the-ultimate-drupal-toolbox.html
  • 14. Other Drupal Resources
    • - Learn by the Drop: learnbythedrop.com/
    • - GotDrupal.com?: gotdrupal.com/
    • - Getting Started: drupal.org/getting-started/6
    • - Drupal DoJo: drupaldojo.com
  • 15. Questions?
    • Sarah Houghton-Jan
    • web: LibrarianInBlack.net
    • email: LibrarianInBlack@gmail.com
    • IM: LibrarianInBlack
    • Twitter: twitter.com/TheLiB
    • Skype: LibrairanInBlack
    • Facebook: facebook.com/librarianinblack

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