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Why choose Drupal?
Drupal in Libraries Adoptions in Public Libraries Adoptions in ARL libraries
Advantages Helps ensure consistent layout Allows variety of staff to contribute web content – Authenticated users – Admin users – Custom users with specific roles
The Tulane Experience Original plan was to use a commercial tool (CommonSpot) that had been adopted by Tulane’s Office of Web Communication CS was ColdFusion-based, so customizations required skills that we lacked CS had taken almost two years to implement, so we were leery
What do I need to run Drupal?
Drupal was based on PHP and MYSQL – with which both of our developers had familiarity Adopted by many libraries Much simpler to use and implement than CS
How do I install Drupal?
Made decision to go with Drupal in October Installed on test server in hours
How do I customize Drupal?
My web developer taught himself how to install and configure it using web tutorials He spent about two weeks building a custom theme
How do l move my site to Drupal ?
Switch to Drupal was by far the easiest part of the redesign process Biggest task was cleanup of the existing HTML We copied text from the browser, then pasted into Dreamweaver’s WYSIWYG editor We then took the source code from Dreamweaver and pasted that into Drupal
What if I want Drupal to…. ____?
How do I maintain Drupal ?
Is Drupal easy to use?
Demo of Tulane’s Drupal site Shows blocks, menus, roles, etc. Discuss editing process – – show how easy it is to edit a page – No software needed, just Internet connection
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