The migration from Adobe CQ to Drupal started with what the development team has been calling the microsites. These sites are collaborations with other colleges, departments or institutions outside of the Libraries and include the following:
The People’s Contest
The People’s Contest is directed by a team of scholars and librarians to advance scholarship on the Pennsylvania home front during the Civil War era. The website is a resource station for the vast and diverse collections of archival material around the state—from local county historical societies to large state museums and libraries—and point scholars in promising new directions of inquiry. The site is a collaboration between the University Libraries, the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Heinz History Center and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The People’s Contest was the first of the microsites to go into production in Drupal.
The Pennsylvania Center for the Book
The mission of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book is to study, honor, celebrate, and promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy to the citizens and residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The sponsors of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book are Dean Barbara Dewey and the University Libraries of Penn State University. In addition to providing space and administrative support for the Center’s offices, the University Libraries provide in-kind contributions that include staff and faculty time as well as the Pennsylvania Center for the Book alcove in 201 B Pattee Library. Development for the site is finishing up and content migration will begin very soon.
The Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge was established at the Penn State in 1995 to promote communication among university faculty, staff, students and community members who share an interest in the diverse local knowledge systems that enables communities to survive in a changing world.
ICIK is affiliated with a global network of indigenous knowledge resource centers in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. In 2010, ICIK became the only global indigenous knowledge resource center in North America when an extensive indigenous knowledge resource collection amassed by Michael Warren at Iowa State University’s Center for Indigenous Knowledge in Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD) was acquired by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries. Development and content migration are almost complete for the ICIK website.
The ASEE Community Engagement Division (CED) aims to promote scholarly discussion and dissemination of knowledge on the value and impact of engaged scholarship in engineering education; to encourage efforts to improve the design, implementation, and assessment of engaged scholarship pedagogy; and to enhance the status of engaged scholarship teaching and learning in institutions of higher education. ASEE CED is a collaboration between the University Libraries and College of Engineering. ASEE development and migration has begun and this microsite will be the fourth to move into production in Drupal.
The Alumni Library gives members of the Penn State Alumni Association access to Penn State Libraries’ digitized collections and a selection of online databases not available to the general public including Ebsco’s Academic Search, JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest API, ProQuest National Newspapers, Mergent Archives, Mergent Intellect, Mergent Key Business Ratios, Mergent Online, and Hoover’s. The site is a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. Development has not yet begun for the Alumni Library.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the microsites, or any aspect of the Drupal Migration project. Contact us at email@example.com