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ERIC Number: EJ886636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Drupal Done Right
Coombs, Karen
Library Journal, v134 n19 p30-32 Nov 2009
Drupal is a PHP-and MySQL-based system for managing web sites, developed in 2000 and released in 2001 under the open GNU General Public License (GPL). It is modular, extensible, and scalable. In recent years, Drupal has gained a huge following within libraries as a content management system (CMS). Probably the best-known extension of Drupal in the library world is SOPAC, the social OPAC. Created at Ann Arbor District Library (AADL), MI, in 2007, it aimed to improve users' library experience by blending catalog content seamlessly with the library web site. SOPAC also adds next-generation catalog features such as facets, tags, book covers, reviews, and ratings to create a richer experience for library users. This article discusses how Drupal can work as a flexible framework that can be used to integrate with other systems or create interactive tools for users.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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