Category: Librarianship

"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.

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,...

InfoPeople's Digital Preservation webinar series

I first became aware of Infopeople couple of years ago, when I attended the CLA (California Library Association) conference and they had a great booth with quick presentations. Infopeople is “a statewide LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) project that functions as the training arm of the California State Library.” Since then I receive regular emails about their upcoming courses, but didn’t...