Drupal in Libraries by Andy Austin and Christopher HarrisLibraries are about content: acquiring it, storing it, indexing it, retrieving it, and presenting it. Content management systems (CMS) help libraries accomplish these tasks on the Web by providing a back-end structure for a Web site so that librarians can focus on content.
Authors Andy Austin and Christopher Harris have evaluated a number of these systems and have selected Drupal as the CMS with the best balance of usability and power. In this issue of LTR, you will learn how this open-source content management system makes use of the separation of content and formatting to allow you to create powerful, dynamic library Web sites. Among the topics discussed:
• Why Drupal? Who is Drupal?
• System requirements and installation
• Adding “stuff” to a Drupal site, and user management
• Customizing your site, case studies, and Drupal resources
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