I had a workshop about Drupal in libraries 2 weeks ago at ELAG
conference, and did the same thing. I found for 1) and 2) that these
are the sources. I haven't found others.
3) we created a distribution for eXtensible Catalog
(https://drupal.org/project/xc_installation). Right now it is for D6,
we are working hard to release a D7 version -- within weeks (wearing
my optimistic hat).
4) I would welcome any cooperation. What I can contribute to is module
develpment cooperation ideas.
Each module somehow fighting with the following problems:
- storing records
- authentication through ILS
- enhancing metadata (cover images, TOC, etc. from external sources)
- involvements of RDFa and other semantic technologies
I can imagine a common API for each of these problems (some of them
relative easy tasks, some of them hard ones). It needs designing,
writing some white paper-like documents, and cooperative works. In XC
we have lots of components, some of them can be "externalized" to
independent and reusable modules, and some of them right now have
strong dependency on our ecosystem.
What I see as a problem, that there are very few module developer in
this field and they are distributed in different locations. I don't
know others' financial background, but I can't afford myself to go to
a US Drupal event, but I would be happy, if I could participate in an
online conversation - in Skype or in an IRC channel (should we set a
#drupal-library channel? -- i guess the critical mass is still
2013/6/18 Nina McHale <[log in to unmask]>:
> Hey, all, apologies for cross posting-
> Chris Evjy (Jeffco Public, Colorado) and I are putting together a
> presentation about Drupal development in libraries for the upcoming
> DrupalCamp Colorado conference. We could use your collective help with the
> *1. What communication/support/networking venues are out there for Drupal
> developers in libraries? *We know about/have participated in:
> -the drupal4lib mailing list
> -the ALA LITA Drupal Interest Group
> -the Libraries group on drupal.org: http://groups.drupal.org/libraries
> -the drupalib web site: http://drupalib.interoperating.info/
> ...did we miss any?
> *2. Does anyone know of a comprehensive, up-to-date list of
> library-specific contributed modules?*
> There's this one:
> ...but it was last updated in March 2012;
> And this one:
> ...which feels incomplete.
> I've made a couple for trainings I've done, but they're out of date now,
> too. :) Thanks in advance!
> *3. Does anyone know of any installation profiles and/or Drupal
> distributions that have been created for libraries,* AND: if you know of
> any, have they been officially contributed back to d.o?
> Also, *4: Chris and I are trying to brainstorm ideas for better
> communication/collaboration regarding library-specific Drupal
> development-any ideas?* Success stories to share, either in
> library/non-profit/other environments? How can we promote
> adoption/use/growth of Drupal in library environments? How could we better
> collaborate to save one another time, and what projects/products does the
> Drupal library community need? (Okay, so that was, like, questions 4-7, but
> Thanks in advance!
> Nina McHale
> Aten Design Group
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