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Drupal and Libraries

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Drupal and Libraries

  1. 1. Drupal and Libraries Ellyssa Kroski Computers in Libraries 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is Drupal? </li></ul><ul><li>How are Libraries Using Drupal? </li></ul><ul><li>How can YOU get started using Drupal? </li></ul>
  3. 3. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  4. 4. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  5. 5. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  6. 6. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  7. 7. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  8. 8. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  9. 9. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  10. 10. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  11. 11. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  12. 12. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  13. 13. LIS901-06 http://www.infosherpas.com/fall2007
  14. 14. LIS901-06 Features <ul><li>Multiple Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Send to Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Video Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>User Polls </li></ul><ul><li>User Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Friends Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Guestbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Events Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Image Galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Recent/Popular Views </li></ul><ul><li>Most Emailed </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Private Messaging </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is Drupal? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Open-Source </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Social-Enabled Software </li></ul>
  16. 16. Technology Platform <ul><li>Apache </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>PHP </li></ul><ul><li>WAMP (Windows)/LAMP (Linux)/MAMP (Mac) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Structure <ul><li>Core </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comes with some additional functionality pre-installed such as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strictly monitored </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Structure <ul><li>Contributed Modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug-ins which offer additional functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed by the user community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1,900 contributed modules of varying levels of quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stable & highly useful modules may be added to the next “Core” release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Nearly Core” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCK </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Structure <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design layouts and color schemes for Drupal websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many themes available on drupal.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CSS </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Community <ul><li>Robust Open-Source Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal Groups - 36,000+ members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRC Channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal Camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal version 6 – over 100,000 downloads first month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous versions downloaded 600,000+ times </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download Modules, Themes, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Administrative Menu
  22. 22. Modules Menu
  23. 23. How are Libraries Using Drupal? <ul><li>Library Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Intranets </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of Interest </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ann Arbor District Libraries http://www.aadl.org
  25. 25. AADL and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom module reformats OPAC to produce an integrated catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 13,400 comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50,000 unique users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page views increased 216% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.aadl.org/devblog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video game tournament system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Web service based on Drupal 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GTSystem.org </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Eli Neiburger, Information Access & Systems Manager, Ann Arbor District Library
  26. 26. Oregon Libraries Network http://www.oregonlibraries.net
  27. 27. L-Net and Drupal <ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages 65,000 Virtual Reference Transcripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping automatic generation of subject guides based on patron question keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined library website, WordPress blog, and wiki into one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian Blogs, User Profiles, Friends Lists, Favorites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ With Drupal, we don’t have to spend a lot to add tools and functionality to our website.” </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Caleb Tucker-Raymond, Oregon Statewide Digital Reference Services Coordinator, Oregon Libraries Network
  28. 28. Franklin Park Public Library http://www.franklinparklibrary.org
  29. 29. Franklin Park and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small library without IT staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created by one person in 2 ½ months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replaced old, HTML library website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian and Director Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron Commenting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New RSS Feeds </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Mikael Lars Jacobsen, Adult Services Librarian, Franklin Park Public Library
  30. 30. St. Lawrence University Library http://sciencelibrary.stlawu.edu
  31. 31. St. Lawrence and Drupal <ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional staff and student library workers communicate about patron interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website Redesign Communication Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and provide input about website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will combine all university library websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a course resources module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students contribute photos, bibliographies, etc. </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Eric Williams-Bergen, Science Librarian, Launders Science Library, St. Lawrence University
  32. 32. University of Minnesota Libraries http://biomed.lib.umn.edu
  33. 33. University of Minnesota Libraries and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><li>EthicShare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mellon Foundation funded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly networking around the issue of ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.umn.edu/about/ethicshare/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Harvest Choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gates Foundation funded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined their expertise with bibliographic data with CH2MHill’s Mapping & GIS expertise for an agriculture resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// harvestchoice.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usability Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.drupal.org/node/9339 </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Cody Hanson, Technology Librarian, University of Minnesota
  34. 34. UAA/APU Consortium Library http://consortiumlibrary.org
  35. 35. UAA/APU and Drupal <ul><li>Multi-Site Installation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 websites, one code base, one database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty and staff can update public pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate and share information between departments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Previously static HTML site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distance Learners Edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySite Module </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Ian Chan, Web Services Librarian, UAA/APU Consortium Library
  36. 36. IUPUI Library http://www-lib.iupui.edu
  37. 37. IUPUI Library and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieves their list of databases along with descriptions and categories from ExLibris’ Metalib X-Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians have their own subject pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons to customize the look of the library webpage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Andy Smith, Lead Technology Analyst, IUPUI University Library
  38. 38. Simon Fraser University Learning Commons http://workshops.learningcommons.sfu.ca
  39. 39. SFU and Drupal <ul><li>Student Learning Commons Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can pre-register for workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If classes are full, students are notified that they have been wait-listed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff can manage registrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View and delete students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Place limits on number of registrants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Send mass mailings to entire class lists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Download student information </li></ul></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Mark Jordan, Head of Library Systems, W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University
  40. 40. Florida State University Libraries http://www.lib.fsu.edu
  41. 41. FSU Libraries and Drupal <ul><li>Exploring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different Content types for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library Study Spaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programs & Events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>News & Announcements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User Profiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomies for different user groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Department </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject area </li></ul></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Jonathan Blackburn, Web Development Librarian, Florida State University Libraries <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Pages with legacy databases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 User Groups Explore Incremental Improvements </li></ul>
  42. 42. Red Deer Public Library http://www.rdpl.org
  43. 43. Red Deer Public Library and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian Bloggers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron commenting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Just Testing” section where new modules are announced and tested by staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Board Intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication tool for Board trustees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electionforum.ca </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website for October 2007 municipal election </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candidates for mayor, city council, and school boards blogged </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Dean Frey, Director, Red Deer Public Library
  44. 44. University of Alaska Fairbanks Libraries http://library.uaf.edu
  45. 45. UAF Libraries and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They wanted to distribute process of updating the website throughout the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DVD Browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A screen-scraping search of SIRSI catalog pulls out movies and puts them in Drupal database with IMDB covers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top Clicks section displays the most popular content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad Module for house ads which promote the library’s content, collections, and services to visitors </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Ilana Kingsley, Assistant Professor & Web Librarian, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  46. 46. Hoover Public Library http://www.hoover.lib.al.us
  47. 47. Hoover Public Library and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted a way to separate content from display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted to distribute Web content updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captcha module solved spam problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listing Events and RSS Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several microsites on one Drupal install </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Drupal puts me in a position where I can concentrate on having good content and a well-organized website, rather than troubleshooting back-end stuff”. </li></ul>Info graciously provided by: Mike Benson, Webmaster, Hoover Public Library
  48. 48. University of Saskatchewan Library https://library.usask.ca
  49. 49. University of Saskatchewan Libraries and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Book Listings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room Bookings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom module for patron types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Handling Module </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Resources Module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Permissions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May Develop Dissertations Database </li></ul>Info graciously provided by: Patricia Moore, Information Systems & Technology Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Libraries
  50. 50. Cleveland Public Library http://www.cpl.org
  51. 51. Cleveland Public Library and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each library subject area has its own sub-site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom module for multi-site search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging, social bookmarking, RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized Events module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Clevenet Consortium site </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio Center for the Book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ohiocenterforthebook.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched April 4, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original developer has left the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal is not vendor supported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal developers are hard-to-find </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier for staff to use day-to day but “Not a clear win” </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Bob Carterette, Automation Administrator, and David Reynolds, Web Applications Specialist, Cleveland Public Library
  52. 52. Idaho Commission for Libraries http://libraries.idaho.gov
  53. 53. ICFL and Drupal <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New social-enabled website to launch September, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging, commenting, social bookmarking, tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separating technology responsibilities from content management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Branch in a Box Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Out of the box and onto the web in 30 minutes. “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Drupal websites to all state-funded libraries in Idaho </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced the technology and time barrier for librarians in Idaho libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>52 libraries have set up these Drupal-based sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://help.lili.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff Intranet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agendas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog for informal news </li></ul></ul>Info graciously provided by: Michael Samuelson, Web Developer, Idaho Commission for Libraries
  54. 54. Westlake Porter Public Library http://www.westlakelibrary.org
  55. 55. Monterrey Technology Library http://biblioteca.mty.itesm.mx
  56. 56. School Library System of Genesee Valley Boces http://sls.gvboces.org
  57. 57. Hamline University Law Library http://law.hamline.edu/library/law-library.html
  58. 58. SWON Libraries http://www.swonlibraries.org
  59. 59. Drupal & Libraries Trends <ul><li>Libraries are using it to distribute the management of website content </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal is being used to empower students, faculty, and staff to create their own content </li></ul><ul><li>Most libraries who have done one website in Drupal have had positive results and are expanding their Drupal efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Many smaller projects are being created by librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal is often used to present new and different views of library content </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly used for library staff intranets </li></ul>
  60. 60. Getting Started Tips <ul><li>Check out some Drupal sites: http:// buytaert.net/tag/drupal -sites </li></ul><ul><li>Browse modules http://drupal.org/project/Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to other libraries & librarians using the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a free trial with a Drupal host such as Bryght http:// www.bryght.com and experiment with an installation </li></ul><ul><li>Check out library-friendly modules </li></ul>
  61. 61. <ul><li>Bibliography Module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage & display lists of scholarly publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bibTex and Endnote Import/Export </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/project/biblio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marc Record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a library catalog by importing Marc records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/project/marc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Book Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish book reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fields for unlimited authors, booktitle, cover image, publisher, copyright, isbn, # of pages, price, synopsis, table of contents and the review text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// drupal.org/project/bookreview </li></ul></ul>Five Modules Librarians Should Know About
  62. 62. Bibliography Module
  63. 63. Five Modules Librarians Should Know About <ul><li>Millennium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium WebOpac for MARC records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a Drupal-based library catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/project/millennium </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Z39.50 Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches the world’s libraries and presents results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/project/z3950 </li></ul></ul>
  64. 64. Millennium Module
  65. 65. Modules I Used for LIS901-06 <ul><li>CCK </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Event </li></ul><ul><li>Image </li></ul><ul><li>Image Assist </li></ul><ul><li>Avatar Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Chat Room </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Guestbook </li></ul><ul><li>Masquerade </li></ul><ul><li>Month </li></ul><ul><li>Service Links </li></ul><ul><li>Signup </li></ul><ul><li>Tabbed Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Thickbox </li></ul><ul><li>TinyMCE </li></ul><ul><li>Buddylist </li></ul><ul><li>Tagadelic </li></ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul>
  66. 66. Drupal Web Resources <ul><li>Official Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// drupal.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal and Libraries Listserv </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupal4lib.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal and Libraries Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// groups.drupal.org /libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupalib Library Drupallers Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// drupalib.interoperating.info </li></ul></ul>
  67. 67. Drupal Community Resources <ul><li>DrupalCamp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// barcamp.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DrupalCons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston2008 http://drupal.org/drupalconboston2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barcelona2007 http://drupal.org/node/177855 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal IRC Channels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/node/108355 </li></ul></ul>
  68. 68. Learning Drupal <ul><li>Library Technology Report - May 2008 “Drupal for Library Web Development” by Christopher Harris and Andrew Austin </li></ul><ul><li>Screencast: Creating a Library Database Page with Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chicagolibrarian.com/node/262 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lullabot Drupal Podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lullabot.com/podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drupal DoJo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// drupaldojo.com </li></ul></ul>
  69. 69. Drupal Song http://tinyurl.com/288atb
  70. 70. Ellyssa Kroski [email_address] <ul><li>Blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>iLibrarian </li></ul><ul><li>http:// oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian </li></ul><ul><li>InfoTangle </li></ul><ul><li>http://infotangle.blogsome.com </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ellyssakroski.com </li></ul>

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