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Paper: An Introduction to Drupal: Fast and Furious
Volume: 433, Library and Information Services in Astronomy VI: 21st Century Astronomy Librarianship, From New Ideas to Action
Page: 139
Authors: Erdmann, C.
Abstract: Drupal is a free open source content management system (CMS) and web application framework that is gaining in popularity. Part of Drupal’s popularity stems from the flexibility that both developers and users have when working with the system. Drupal also has an enthusiastic and innovative community, with developers that contribute to the core system and who add additional modules for all to use. The result is a stable core system that can be customized to suit a variety of needs, including those of libraries. The purpose of this paper is to introduce Drupal to the astronomy library community by providing some background on the project and its use within libraries. Basic instructions on installation and use of the system, within the context of the ESO Library, will also be explained.
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