Drupal, like CMSs, is at its core, a report writer and CRUD system that is
well suited to building a staff directory. The hard part is determining
what you want. The execution is quite straightforward.
On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 1:12 PM Sean Aery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello Code4Lib,
> At Duke University Libraries, we are planning to design/develop a new
> staff directory application this spring. It seems like this would be a
> fairly common area of need, but there don’t appear to be any widely-adopted
> solutions out there. So we’re interested in learning more about what our
> peers (y’all) do to power their staff directories.
> For some added context, we use Drupal 7 for our website and a growing
> percentage of the applications we support use Ruby on Rails. We don’t have
> much in-house experience with JS frameworks like Vue or React. Whatever we
> use to build the directory, it should be able to represent people (with
> photo, contact info, bio, etc.), display a browsable hierarchy of
> organizational units, and be widely discoverable and accessible.
> Does anyone have a solution they like for their staff directory? What
> tooling do you use and why? Any words of advice you could share?
> Many thanks,
> Sean Aery
> Digital Projects Developer
> Software Services
> Duke University Libraries
> 030U Bostock Library Box 90198
> Durham, NC 27708
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