Why Drupal Is A Smart Choice for Libraries

Posted By Amanda Lewan on Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:25

Long rows and rows of books are a beautiful sight, and having an easy to use Drupal website for your library, that is a beautiful sight too.

At Commercial Progression we help support libraries with Drupal, including the Bloomfield Township Public Library and the Canton Public Library. Drupal was a smart choice for these two libraries. Drupal web development allows for information to be kept open and easy to access for those using the site.





Why Should Libraries Use Drupal?
Drupal is a free open source content management system that is perfect for libraries for a number of reasons. The open information and available support networks help keep the website running smoothly. Technical aspects of the site such as the LAMP stack can be supported by most libraries' IT departments or IT departments of their parent organizations.

Drupal’s powerful and easy to use system also allows for customization that makes a librarian’s job easier. Many library websites choose to integrate social media. This helps libraries engage with their local community online. Drupal can also be integrated with the Library’s ILS (Integrated Library System) and other bibliographic APIs. A Drupal powered library site can be combined with third-party APIS, like the New York Times Bestseller list, and also add a feature for subscription database access.

Libraries often use Drupal for their main library website, staff intranet site, and also use Drupal for its collaboration tools. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Drupal.org library group.

We love to help power smarter websites for our community. Check out our Drupal Web Design portfolio for more examples.