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Drupal for Libraries


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Drupal as an open source platform and its relevance to the Librarians in terms of creating the next level of knowledge sharing and management options.

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Drupal for Libraries

  1. 1. Drupal as an open source platform and its relevance to the Librarians
  2. 2. Presentation Path <ul><li>Library Management – Evolution & Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Technologies – Key Features and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal as a Portal Platform – Principles & Features </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in Portals – Web 2.0 & Web 3.0 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Libraries of Today – Need for evolution to cater to an interconnected world <ul><li>Limited by Physical Space & Access -Act as local centers of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Warehouse of information, Libraries do not respond to users needs for intuitive interaction and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Library Management of today demands greater control, efficient supply chain management and customer servicing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tomorrow’s Global Library - A network for Knowledge Assets <ul><li>Extend the physical assets to the digital world to enhance access and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>A technology enabled knowledge collaboration role through </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interconnected as a Global Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open out information to the web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User centric </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to users needs of knowledge and information on demand at the time and place of their choosing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unlocking of the warehouse of knowledge to usable intelligence and knowledge to enable application and usage of the information at work </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Open Source? No licensing fee Free Teamwork Collaborative Innovation cut costs OPEN DIGITAL REPOSITORY OPEN ACCESS REPOSITORY CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  6. 6. History of Durpal <ul><li>Dries Buytaert was the founder of Drupal. </li></ul><ul><li>He started a small news site with a built-in web board, allowing a group of friends to share content. He called it drop was a typo mistake for the dutch word dorp that meant village. </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2001, Dries released the free software Drupal, that means Drop in dutch! </li></ul><ul><li>Over 650,000 users </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Principles of Drupal – An open, modular & extendable approach to portal management <ul><ul><li>Key Principles of Drupal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modular and extensible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality coding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards-based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low resource demands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Drupal’s structure – Catering to multi channel delivery and organization agility <ul><li>At the core is the Data/ Assets – Multiple data formats and media are supported </li></ul><ul><li>Modules provide various functionalities – allows for organizing data to cater to different business context </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks and menus are output / navigation elements – allows for personalization of representing information </li></ul><ul><li>User Permissions – roles based access to information and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Template – provides for various layout options – allows for presentation and styles </li></ul>
  9. 9. Web 2.0 functionalities – Opening new vistas leading to the next frontier of Web 3.0 <ul><ul><li>Librarians reach out to their community and bring them together using Drupal’s Web 2.0 features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitors Interactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book reviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BLOGs – by readers/ authors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forums – Discussions around books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rating, Voting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social publishing capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share / Book marking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS and RDF formats </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Web 3.0 functionalities – The next frontier <ul><ul><li>The advent of the semantic web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Context based information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User interface for content enrichment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide for personalized publishing and interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition to all the functionalities and capabilities of Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Useful links <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you!