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Build for the Library with Drupal

Lynch, Katherine (2009) Build for the Library with Drupal. In: Ex Libris Mid-Atlantic (EMA) 2009 Conference, 5-6 November 2009, Binghamton University Downtown Center, Binghamton, NY.

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Libraries all over the world are trying to move with the pace of developing technology by establishing a strong online presence. Many of the most usable and informational library websites use Drupal to achieve this. However, many more libraries have a need for Drupal but do not even know where to start. This session will educate attendees on what Drupal can do for their library site needs. Best practices for making library websites with Drupal will also be covered. In this session, attendees will learn about the following: Profiles of library websites using Drupal in an exemplary way. This will include the September 2009 released Drexel University Libraries Drupal redesign, and the personalization modules to be deployed before November 2009. * Which community modules to use, which to adapt, which to pass over * Using Drupal with SOPAC and EZProxy * Common roles and content types between libraries * Using built-in Taxonomy * Ways to encourage communication between patrons and librarians for reference questions and feedback on library resources * How to effectively display library-specific information such as new books, electronic resources, study guides, and records. Attendees will learn how to use theming techniques and modules that were not designed for the library in creative ways for library websites. They will also come away with a solid understanding of the types of data, roles, and site structure necessary for a quality library website and why, in many cases, Drupal is perfect for the job.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Event Title:Ex Libris Mid-Atlantic (EMA) 2009 Conference
Subjects:General Topics
Divisions:Regional User Groups (RUGs) > Ex Libris Mid-Atlantic (EMA)
ID Code:151
Deposited On:17 Nov 2009 14:19
Last Modified:27 May 2016 21:03

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