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Drupal in Libraries (THE TECH SET® #14)
Kenneth J. Varnum
Item Number: 9781555707781
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $59.95
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This title is also available for purchase as part of THE TECH SET® #11-20.

144 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9781555707781
Year Published: 2012

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Drupal is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) that many libraries use to create well-designed, easy-to-use and manage websites. Go step-by-step through the decisions and tasks needed to develop and launch a Drupal-powered site and learn the advantages of the open source approach. The book offers hints and suggestions to work with your IT department, colleagues, and management as you develop your technical specifications. The implementation chapter guides you through installing Drupal, adding modules, developing your own themes (page layouts), and describes librarian-created modules that have been shared with the community and can be downloaded and installed on anyone’s site. You also get advice on marketing your site, best practices for project management and development, and measuring the success and impact of the site once it launches.
About the Author

Kenneth J. Varnum has been the Web Systems Manager at the University of Michigan Library since 2007, a position that involves all aspects of the libraries’ websites. In his 17 years working as a technology librarian, he has served in a variety of libraries, including a small special library at the Open Media Research Institute in Prague, a large corporate library at Ford Motor Company, and a small academic library at Tufts University. He received his MLIS from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Russian and East European Studies. Prior to his postgraduate education, he received a BA from Grinnell College. His research interests include open source software, discovery environments, and personalized information delivery systems. Ken can be found on the web at and on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus under the username varnum. He writes occasionally about technologies and libraries on his blog, RSS4Lib.

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