About U of L Libraries’ New and Events Page

Summary
This is a news and event management system, created with Drupal, an open source content management system. News items are managed by more than one group of people. News items can be viewed by category or searched with keywords. With RSS publication support, news items can be dynamically displayed to the library web sites in different formats.

System Features
•URL: http://kla-itrt.org/uofl
•Content type: News, events
•Tagging: Locally created categories
•Display: Each library can have a list of items specific to the library and sidebar menus
•Distributed content management: Contents can be created and maintained by a group of people
•RSS: Syndication for RSS feed readers
•Linking: With scripts generated with Feed2js (http://feed2js.org/) items can be displayed in other Web pages dynamically. See examples: ◦News Headlines at http://library.louisville.edu/kornhauser/korn_test_index.html
◦Library News at http://library.louisville.edu/kornhauser/korn_news_test.html
◦Live sites: http://library.louisville.edu/news/news.html
http://library.louisville.edu/news/events3.html http://library.louisville.edu/news/newResources.html

Application Software and Project Implementation
This system is implemented by Weiling Liu, sponsored by ITRT’s Web Services (http://kla-itrt.org) and powered by Drupal (version 5.1) (http://drupal.org,) an Open Source module-based content management system (CMS.) In addition to the core modules, some add-on contributed modules are used.
•Theme was modified from barron by jwolf (http://drupal.org/node/134962)
•Major contributed modules used in this system include: ◦Event (http://drupal.org/project/event)
◦Event_repeat (http://drupal.org/project/eventrepeat)
◦Faceted Search (http://drupal.org/project/faceted_search)

Any questions about this system? Feel free to email me (w.liu at louisville.edu) – Weiling Liu, 7/21/2007

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