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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago - We Have Sign-ups!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 6/29/09 (3:18pm)

I looked up the event listing for our Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Chicago (Sun. 7/11, 3:30p-5p) and was happy to see we have more than a dozen sign-ups!

That's a good sign.

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Comment Moderation Using Drupal

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 6/3/09 (12:13pm)

I see from Jenny Levine's comment here, that ALA Connect was afflicted (at least momentarily) with comment spam. It's a common affliction.

On most of the sites I support, I now pretty much have to moderate all comments. Even on sites where users have to set up accounts like LibSite.org, I still get spam.

While most of the sites are personal, it's the community or institutional sites where things get interesting/scary.

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Ideas for Drupal4Lib IG Event at ALA in Chicago?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 11/18/08 (1:31pm)

This is still a while off but I thought I'd put out an initial request before the holidays officially begin. It's a request for ideas and suggestions for the meeting of the LITA Drupal4Lib Interest Group at the 2009 ALA Conference in Chicago.

Feel free to leave comments either here or on the LITA Blog at: http://tinyurl.com/Drupal4LibALAchicago

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LAST JUNE/JULY IN ANAHEIM

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Banned Books Week

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 9/30/08 (9:40am)

bbwweb100x100_2007.gif In observance, I guess you could say, of ALA's Banned Books Week, NPR did a segment on how The Grapes of Wrath was banned at the end of the 30's.

PLAspace.org - Official Launch

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 9/15/08 (1:47pm)

Okay, today was the official launch of the new community site that I've been working on for the Public Library Association: PLAspace.org

The announcement reads:

Today marks another milestone in the rollout of PLAspace. We officially open the doors to new CoPs and new participants.

We created PLAspace to give Public Library Association members a place where they could share ideas and work together on common interests. Today, the first official day for the site, we already have several dozen members and a half-dozen CoPs.

PLAspace.org - Soft Launch

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/18/08 (9:56am)

PLAspace_logo.png We're doing a 'soft-launch' of PLAspace.org -- the community website that I've been working on together with some very nice people from the Public Library Association as well as a number of volunteers.

It's open to the public but it won't be officially announced till sometime in September. Anyway, have a look:

http://www.PLAspace.org

No Vacation for Klein

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 8/1/08 (8:58am)

I wish I could say my lack of posting for the last week or so is because of me 'gone fishing'.

Instead, I'm working on a site for the Public Library Association that, happily, is close to completion.

The thing's looking good but it's taken all my free time away.

Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Anaheim

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 6/29/08 (7:49pm)

We got a great crowd of around 20 people for our Drupal 'Birds of a Feather'. The above is a shot of everybody in the BIGWIG Bloggers' room -- just before we got kicked out by some group from YALSA (bums, we'll get even)!

(We then proceeded to the next available empty room and had our get-together there.)

First up on the agenda was setting up the Drupal IG, making sure we have enough signatures and asking for volunteers to serve as Chair and Co-Chair. For the first year, Leo Klein (i.e. me) graciously volunteered to serve as chair and Ian Chen as co-chair.

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LITA Happy Hour at ALA Anaheim

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 6/28/08 (12:15am)
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Not the best quality shot but hopefully it conveys what a great time I had at the LITA Happy Hour on Friday, June 27. I got most of the signatures for the Drupal IG plus met a bunch of great people.

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LITA Drupal Interest Group?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 6/20/08 (10:02am)

A couple people from LITA have helpfully suggested that we set up a Drupal Interest Group (IG).

I think this is a great idea since, as I understand it, IG's get a slot at one of the officially sanctioned meeting rooms come convention time.

Aaron Dobbs, Mary Taylor and our friends at BIGWIG have been very supportive in allowing us to have our Drupal4Lib BoF in the Bloggers Room but by having the IG, we can do a couple of things more, including as I said, maybe getting a room of our own next time round.

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