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A Modest Suggestion :

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 12/13/07 (10:07am)

drupal_250x250.gifI got an interesting request a little while ago. A librarian wanted to know if she could get administrative access to a website I was running so she could see how Drupal works.

Naturally I had to say no, but it got me thinking that a "sandbox" version of Drupal -- based on a library website -- might be useful to people who wanted an idea of the "look and feel" of the thing.

Drupal has a module called "Demo" that makes sandboxes possible. So now I'm thinking this might form the basis of an interesting collaborative project.

The goal would be to create a model library website (representing a fictitious institution) that people would have administrative access to.

The website would have events, a list of resources, plus all the other accouterments a modern day fictitious institution would have.

If you'd like to help out or have any advice, feel free to leave a comment here. Or just email me.

I've already registered the domain,, though there's not much up there at the moment.

1 comment

by Kyle Jones on Thu, 12/13/07 (12:44pm)

Hey Leo-

I'd be interested in helping out. I'm curious what we could all make with a drupal site.

I'd suggest that whatever is done needs to be documented (e.g. wiki or something) in text and in screencasts.

My two cents.

~Kyle Jones~
Elmhurst College Library Technology Assistant