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Intro to Drupal for Libraries

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A very(!) brief intro to Drupal for libraries.

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Intro to Drupal for Libraries

  1. 1. Introduction to Drupal for Libraries Laura Solomon Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) [email_address] druplicon Some content & graphics courtesy of Isriya Paireepairit
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is Drupal? </li></ul><ul><li>CMS/CMF </li></ul><ul><li>Open source (GPL) </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly/entirely W3C compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely extensible </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s behind Drupal?
  4. 4. System requirements <ul><li>Apache/IIS </li></ul><ul><li>PHP </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL/PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>Patience! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Drupal structure Contributions Modules Core (optional) Core (required)
  6. 6. Contributed modules
  7. 7. Modules just for libraries
  8. 8. Contributed themes
  9. 9. Pros of Drupal <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Re-theming capability </li></ul><ul><li>Granular level of customization </li></ul><ul><li>Huge community </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cons of Drupal <ul><li>Knowledge required, documentation iffy </li></ul><ul><li>Third-party pieces can be problematic </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrading is challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Initial setup </li></ul><ul><li>“ Free as in free kittens” </li></ul>
  11. 11. The “Drupal Cliff ” Drupal You
  12. 12. The Drupal Skill Scale
  13. 13. Find my slides at: <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/oplin </li></ul>Laura Solomon Library Services Manager Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) [email_address]

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