Drupal for Libraries 01/22/09

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  • Drupal for Libraries 01/22/09

    1. 2. Who is this guy anyway? <ul><li>Adult Services Librarian, Skokie Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly the Adult and Web Services Librarian, Franklin Park Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Designed Franklin Park Public Library’s website using Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Designed Library Production Studio’s website using Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Helped a few libraries get started with Drupal </li></ul>
    2. 3. What we will go over <ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User permissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Menus </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. Content Management Systems (Framework) <ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Joomla </li></ul><ul><li>Plone </li></ul><ul><li>Mambo </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
    4. 5. Why Drupal? <ul><li>Menus </li></ul><ul><li>User permissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower everybody/Spread the responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid front page </li></ul>
    5. 6. So, is it easy?
    6. 7. Famous Drupal sites
    7. 8. A few local libraries using Drupal
    8. 9. And a few more
    9. 10. Drupalese <ul><li>Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Core </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Node </li></ul><ul><li>Path </li></ul><ul><li>Page/Story </li></ul>
    10. 11. Core <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Page/Story </li></ul><ul><li>Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul>
    11. 12. Basic configurations <ul><li>Site Name </li></ul><ul><li>Slogan </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Date and Time </li></ul><ul><li>Clean URLs </li></ul><ul><li>Offline? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember /user to log in again </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Themes
    13. 14. Settings for your theme <ul><li>Global Settings (pay attention to tabs) </li></ul><ul><li>Site Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slogan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favicon </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. But I want my own theme <ul><li>Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) </li></ul><ul><li>(not as hard as it looks … seriously) </li></ul>
    15. 16. Firefox/Firebug are your friends
    16. 17. Modules <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>Which ones to use ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintainers </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Content Construction Kit (CCK) and Views Modules
    18. 19. CCK <ul><li>Create content types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended websites </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Views <ul><li>Lists, lists, and more lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All programs, youth programs, adult programs, repeating programs, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A particular user’s posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases by subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ratings </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Hard to picture?
    21. 22. A few cool modules <ul><li>Pathauto </li></ul><ul><li>SOPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Web Form </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up </li></ul><ul><li>Date and Date API </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Image Field and Image API </li></ul><ul><li>Image Cache </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduler </li></ul><ul><li>Text Size </li></ul><ul><li>Printer Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>TinyMCE </li></ul><ul><li>FCKeditor </li></ul><ul><li>CAPTCHA </li></ul><ul><li>Panels </li></ul><ul><li>Content Template </li></ul><ul><li>Nice Menus </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Link </li></ul>
    22. 23. User Permissions: divide and conquer
    23. 24. Blocks <ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidebars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Header </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Footer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your CSS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Configuring </li></ul>
    24. 25. Menus <ul><li>Primary, Secondary, and Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>While creating content </li></ul><ul><li>URL Path Module </li></ul><ul><li>Nice Menus Module </li></ul>
    25. 26. Basic options for content <ul><li>Split Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Input Format </li></ul><ul><li>Revision information </li></ul><ul><li>Comment Settings </li></ul><ul><li>File Attachments </li></ul><ul><li>URL Path Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Authoring Information </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing Options </li></ul>
    26. 27. A few websites I have found helpful <ul><li>Drupal Dojo http://drupaldojo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Learn by the Drop http://learnbythedrop.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal4lib Listserv http://listserv.uic.edu/archives/drupal4lib.html </li></ul><ul><li>GotDrupal.com? http://gotdrupal.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Drupalib- Drupal for Libraries http://drupalib.interoperating.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started http://drupal.org/getting-started/6 </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal Handbooks http://drupal.org/handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Support http://drupal.org/forum </li></ul><ul><li>Library Drupal Group http://groups.drupal.org/libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Lullabot http://www.lullabot.com/ </li></ul>
    27. 28. A few books on Drupal
    28. 29. Please feel free to contact me @ [email_address] http://twitter.com/mickjacobsen

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