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Technology Platform

This website is built on the Drupal platform. Drupal is an open-source web development platform maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal's values and principles make it an excellent choice to support the innovative technology initiatives of University of Oklahoma Libraries.  

To address modern browsing needs, this site also utilizes the Bootstrap front-end framework for its theme. Bootstrap is a mobile-first and responsive framework comprised of HTML, CSS, typography, and Javascript utilities created by developers at Twitter. 


As a rule of thumb, websites built using Drupal are compatible with, and fully functional in, all modern browsers that support CSS and JavaScript (with minor variations in appearance). Drupal only guarantees support for the list of supported browsers from the Browser Requirements page.

Bootstrap is built to work best in the latest desktop and mobile browsers, meaning older browsers might display differently styled, though fully functional, renderings of certain components.


Aggregate data about use of this site is collected to assist in designing future improvements. Individuals are not identified in this data collection, but IP addresses of computers are recorded in order to maintain statistical counts of unique visitors to the site. OU students, faculty and staff who log into the site will be able to maintain personal preferences in the future, but pages visited will not be linked to individuals.


When you log in to the University Libraries website, your username and password are submitted to Information Technology's authentication servers to verify your identity. This information is transmitted securely, and is encrypted and protected by a digitial security certificate from DigiCert.


This site is developed and maintained by Web Development Team, a unit within the Digital Innovation and Development Department. Questions about the site, its content, development, or maintenance can be directed to the team's contact form.