Raising Awareness

"The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions."

IWMW 2011 is the fifteenth workshop.
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Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011:
Responding to Change

Parallel Sessions B6: Doing Drupal: quick start deployments via distributions

B6: Doing Drupal: quick start deployments via distributions
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Wednesday 27th July 2011 at 11:00 - 12:30
Thom Bunting, UKOLN.
Palmer G.09 (PC Lab Ground Floor)

With its extensive range of contributed modules, Drupal is a highly adaptable content management system. From huge mass-media publishing gateways such as and open data repositories such as to a broad range of university websites and countless blog, community-building, and social networking projects, Drupal has proven itself capable of supporting diverse business and user requirements.

Recently some useful Drupal distributions have pre-packaged leading-edge modules to facilitate creation of highly advanced, customisable websites. These distributions harness the power of Drupal's extensible modular framework, with the ease of 'famous 5 minute installation'.

In this computer-lab-based session, participants review and explore newly released Drupal distributions, with focus on a distribution providing automated content and data aggregation, tagging, mapping, and trend visualisation. Learning objectives include: understanding how Drupal distributions can simplify CMS set-up and deployment; appraising use cases; evaluating institutional benefits and challenges.


Please note that the presentation is available on the Slideshare repository and embedded below.