Since III doesn't "provide third-party server support," here's the HTML form code to create an accessible (i.e., Section 508) account login for your Innovative Interfaces, Inc., catalog. I created this login widget based on the responses we received in a recent web use survey at the Arapahoe Library District. We asked the open-ended question, "I most often use the library web site to:" and 58% percent of the respondents indicated some function related to their library account.
One of the most difficult things about migrating a library web site from a static or non-CMS site into Drupal is getting your head around custom content types. Drupal comes with two content types out-of-the-box-"article" and "basic page"-but the possibilities for creating custom web site content are limitless. Because it's so easy to create custom content types, it's easy to overthink and end up with too many.
So, I've had a week to think about personal and professional resolutions-can't rush in to these things, you know. Personally, it's to get my house in order. Literally. I spent most of Saturday with my very patient 6-year-old daughter scouring Target and hardware stores in the southern burbs of Denver for two gigantic tubs that would hold the parts of our artificial Christmas tree. At every store, sales were not only on discounted holiday items, but on plastic bins of every fathomable size, shape, and color. How very nice of major retail to support my quest for organization!
Few things strike more dread and horror into the hearts of librarians and library staff than the words "web site redesign." Ten years of managing web sites for four libraries (three academics, one public) and hearing of similar experiences from web colleagues has shown me that this is universal. Changes-real and even merely proposed-often result in intense emotional reactions, especially for public services folks doing reference and instruction.
The veil is getting thin my friends,
And strange things will pass through.
-Traditional Celtic poem
Just wanted to let everyone know about three events at Annual that are sponsored by the LITA Drupal Interest Group:
Preconference: Getting Started with Drupal
Friday, June 24th, 9:00-4:30, Convention Center Room 359
**Registration required at additional cost**
ALA Connect Schedule Link: http://connect.ala.org/node/137546
Okay, it's not January 29th. It's two weeks later, which means that it's my server support guy's last day. On the 29th, he tweeted that he'd given his notice. I can blame my lack of a #libday6 post either on my depressive state from hearing this news or the fact that we headed up to the mountains for a weekend of skiing that evening, and in the evening was the only time I had to do posts that week. Or both.
Busy and frustrating day, one of those where you look back and can't remember what happened, you just know that you had no more than five minutes of uninterrupted time. Seems like more and more days are turning into that kind of day. Closed more of those trouble tickets-down to 23, which is still too many-and since Christina (new programmer) now exists in Active Directory-yay!-I got her into the web server. It's such a relief to have someone else on board for web stuff.