Shh! This is a (Drupal-powered) Library Site!
Libraries are growing into new joint entities -- the library as a place, and the library as a resource. Library websites serve as a resource, delivering tools for learning to patrons and students in an academic setting. Drupal is an ideal tool for facilitating the specialized tasks that many library developers have to complete.
In this session, attendees will learn about:
- Using the built-in architecture of Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 to meet the goals of library websites
- The 10 best modules for library websites
- 10 recommended theming techniques for common library interfaces
- New expectations of library websites as gathered from user surveys and usability studies
- Example set-ups of Drupal sites for common library settings and staff organizations
- Successful case studies of major library websites run on Drupal
- Tips for useful library-specific usability studies with library users and students
Attendees will come away from this session with a firm understanding of quality library sites as tools, and what many users are growing to expect. They will also learn how to set up a Drupal website for a library, and successful ways to meet the specific resource needs of their organizations.
Industry: education, library, non-profit
Tags: library, usability