Drupal - Interim Help
These materials are under construction and, eventually, will be located under the Help menu of the ALA Drupal Content Management System. These materials are intended for early adopters of the Drupal CMS and, at this time, are very basic.
Responsibilities of all content editors -Read this first!
The greatest responsibility of any Content Editor on ALA.org is to always think of the Website visitor experience first! Follow the Nine Guidelines for Maintaining High Quality Webpages to help you do just that.
Roles & permissions
Once potential ALA.org Content Editors complete training, they will be assigned a role in iMIS which defines the level of permission they have to access and interact with Drupal content types (Webpage templates). This ALA Drupal CMS documentation is divided into these five roles. Each role builds on top of the previous and Content Editors should be responsible for understanding the instructional materials not only for their own role but for the role(s) beneath their own.
- Content Editor Basic
- Content Editor Intermediate
- Content Editor Advanced
- ALA Content Editor
- Site Admin
Press Release Editor is an additional role which may or may not be coupled with any of the above, when a staff member is indentified as the Press Release Editor for their unit. Member-volunteers will not be granted the role of Press Release Editor but rather should collaborate with a staf liaison to have press releases created.
Main content areas of ALA.org (ex: Divisions, Offices, Round Tables) have been assigned a zone within iMIS, Content Editors will be assigned zones for the areas of the Website that they have permission to edit.