Category: Drupal

Notes on Stanford's new library site built with Drupal

Stanford has recently launched a new main library website, based on Drupal 7.  Stuart Snydman wrote a nice blog post describing the technical approach taken for some of the more important features on the new Library website, including the use of cloud hosting of Drupal simpleSAMLphp Shibboleth implementation integration of the SearchWorks API into search results and for link-management elsewhere in Drupal...

API access for Drupal sites to Europeana

Europeana is the European digital library initiative; it “enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage.” The Europeana API module can integrate content from the European...

Drupal: Northeastern University Libraries website (slides)

iFactory worked on Northwestern University Library’s website and then posted a slideshow about the process and the results. The 78 slides were part of Lisa Sawin‘s presentation to the Rice University Library Drupal Group on June 5, 2012. The fourth slide summarizes what one can learn from it: Configuring some aspects of the Drupal admin to enable a wide variety of users...

"Drupal: Past, Present & Future" slides for the Chicagoland Drupal Library Group

At the May 23 meeting of the Chicagoland Drupal Library Group Leo Klein gave a presentation on “Drupal: Past, Present & Future“. The 9 slides on Google Docs start with comparison of basic set up and something you can really use between Drupal and the competition (aka WordPress). Then it goes on to cover the good and bad of the early...

"Drupal Basics" slides for librarians

ALA TechSource posted a slideshow titled Drupal Basics. It was put together by Sean Fitzpatrick of LisHost, which provides web services to libraries. The 26 slides covers the basics, including what Drupal is, why choose it, the difference between Drupal 6 and 7, terminology (core, contrib, theme, content types, views), advantages and disadvantages, installation, compliance, security, scalability and additional resources.

Drupal Camp Stanford University 2012

Last year I attended Drupal Camp at Stanford. It was my first Drupal Camp ever and I learned a lot as documented here, here, here and here. The event is happening again, on May 4 and 5. However this year I may not have the time to go for it, because I have to work. I am still undecided whether I should...

Drupal in Libraries book and website

Last month I mentioned that a new book is coming out by Ken Varnum, titled Drupal in Libraries. Now that the date is closer a whole new website has been launched for it, built in Drupal of course: drupalinlibraries.com. The site has a (currently empty) forum and the best news is that a sample chapter is available: Planning Drupal Development in Libraries

San Jose Public Library's website redesign in Drupal

The latest podcast of Drupal Easy had a 4.5 minute interview with Nate Hill, the web librarian at San Jose Public Library (starting at around the 2 second minute of the podcast) recorded at DrupalCon Denver 2012. In it he mentioned how SJPL’s website was redesigned in Drupal 6 and now converted to 7. Nate showcased the custom theme he...

Libraries Going Mobile with Drupal

I just discovered Katherine Lynch‘s presentation from last June on “Libraries Going Mobile with Drupal“, given at LITA’s Drupal Interest Group meeting. I like when my worlds collide: part of my daytime job as an SEO developer is to think about how the increasing mobile usage affects our customers’ business and how we can maximize it for them. Meanwhile I am...

Drupal in Libraries

I got my MLIS March 2008 and started actively working with Drupal a year after that. (I say “actively”, because in 2006 I did a bit of configuration on a  Drupal 4.7 site, but not for long.) However I never focused my efforts to learn how these two passions of mine, Library science and Drupal, relate to each other. I wanted to,...