I started my first real foray into Drupal last week while assembling a home base for DCPL’s upcoming “X Things” program. I’m way into it. I’ve always heard how very customizable and extensible it is but working with it has really opening my eyes. Catching on to the Drupal way of doing things didn’t take too long thanks to the great documentation at the Drupal handbooks. If you feel like you’ve got a handle on WordPress stuff and feel like trying something new, I suggest you install Drupal somewhere and have a go. What’s the worst that could happen? For some nice library related starter info, see Amanda Etches-Johnson’s recent series of posts about how she’s used Drupal at McMaster University: on drupal, part one, on drupal, part two. Here’s hoping for a third installment!
With Drupal on my mind and considering that it is going to be a not small part of my life for the foreseeable future, I’m way excited for drupal4lib camp in February. I’ll be attending, learning a bunch and I hope to be able to share some stuff too. It will be hosted at the not-even-open-yet-brand-new-Darien Library which I’m looking forward to touring. Thanks in advance to the Darien crew for hosting.