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A Modest Suggestion : LibrarySandbox.org

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 12/13/07 (10:07am)

drupal_250x250.gifI got an interesting request a little while ago. A librarian wanted to know if she could get administrative access to a website I was running so she could see how Drupal works.

Naturally I had to say no, but it got me thinking that a "sandbox" version of Drupal -- based on a library website -- might be useful to people who wanted an idea of the "look and feel" of the thing.

DRUPAL4LIB Tops 200 Subscribers

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 12/7/07 (11:29am)

Announced less than two days ago, I'm happy to see that we now have more than 200 subscribers!

What better indication of the need for a Library ListServ on Drupal than this?

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DRUPAL4LIB, a ListServ for Librarians Interested in Drupal

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 12/5/07 (12:56pm)

I just sent out the following announcement to various library-related email lists:

Hi All,

I'm pleased to announce a new ListServ for librarians called 'DRUPAL4LIB'.

As the name implies, 'DRUPAL4LIB' is for those interested in Drupal, a popular open-source CMS, as it relates to libraries and librarians.

The idea is to have a forum to exchange ideas and advice, share experiences, and maybe even collaborate on a couple of projects that highlight the use of Drupal in a library context.

TO SUBSCRIBE

Send the command 'SUBSCRIBE DRUPAL4LIB First_name Last_name' in the body of an email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU.

Alternatively you can subscribe by selecting 'Join or Leave the DRUPAL4LIB List' from the DRUPAL4LIB Archives Page:
http://listserv.uic.edu/archives/drupal4lib.html

Everyone is welcome, whether beginner or pro!

LEO

UPDATE: Six hours later and we already have over a hundred subscribers.

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LISNews Now All Drupal

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 11/15/07 (5:22pm)

lisNewsLogo_200x50.pngBlake Carter completed the (momentous) transfer of LISNews from Slashcode to Drupal a while back but I just noticed that he was kind enough to put in a special thank-you to me.

Klein on Drupal: Chicago (2/29/2008)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 9/17/07 (11:15pm)

drupal_250x250.gif Okay, this one is so far off it's almost crazy to talk about, but since they just posted it, I thought I might as well put out the word -- at least for people in the Chicagoland area interested in Drupal.

LISNews Goes Drupal

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 7/17/07 (2:00pm)

Or at least that's Blake's intention. He's doing it because he hopes "Drupal will increase participation and make LISNews easier to use".

As a user of Drupal since 2004 and now a contributor to LISNews, all I can say is, Amen. Data conversion is going to be a challenge. He's set a target for himself of the 8th Anniversary of the site (Nov. 2nd, 2007). In any case, good move.

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Podcasts on Drupal by Lullabot Hit 40

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 5/18/07 (2:33pm)

Lullabot.com celebrated their 40th Podcast appropriately enough by listing "Top 40 Projects" associated with Drupal.

Lullabot.com is a Drupal shop and if you're interested in getting into the thick of this content management system, these Podcasts are a lot of help. You can access all of their "broadcasts" by going to their Podcast page...

Drupal Turns 5

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 1/16/07 (11:25am)

The popular CMS, Drupal has just announce the release of version 5.0. There are a number of enhancements particularly in administering the software. This site runs on Drupal so I guess I'll probably be upgrading soon.

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Drupal 5.0 Beta

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 12/1/06 (12:02am)

DrupaliconI've been doodling around with the latest beta of Drupal 5.0.

I was thinking of implementing it here but it's just not far enough along for me to use. Also, most of the modules, which are the true glory of Drupal, haven't been updated yet. (This site's running 4.7.)

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