Drupal Template: 
UQ Base Template

To make the most of our data; improving quality and reducing duplication, UQ is moving towards a central data model for things like news, events, study programs, people, research publications. This is built on centrally defined and managed content types in Drupal which draw on data from the many systems UQ has like LDAP, UQ Researchers, eSpace, UQ News, SI-net, etc

Central data is stored in a triplestore and can be consumed by UQ Drupal sites. At appropriate levels, data can be pushed back into the triplestore to update and add to it.

This is work in progress which will be expanded on over time.

Using central data

Central content types and taxonomies can be installed through the Central Things Manager module. This requires Site Coordinator or Administrator access to use.

  1. Go to Central Things Manager
  2. Click on the Install Things tab
  3. Select the content types and taxonomies you intend to use on the site
  4. Click the Install Things button and wait for the process to complete. NOTE: If you refresh or click the button again before it finishes the process may fail.

Content types

Centrally managed content types come with a consistent set of fields and a default display so these types of content can be used across UQ's webspace.

Taxonomy vocabularies

  • UQ Organisations - automatically updated vocabulary of UQ org units fed from the central authorative source via ODS.
  • UQ News Topics