Mercury (Hg) is a central repository for sharing news and events at Georgia Tech. It can be used to publish news and events to any campus website, but cannot be used with websites hosted outside our campus network.
The basic concept for using Mercury is that a campus unit will have a news and events group created on the Mercury server (http://hg.gatech.edu/). The unit can then add the Mercury Hg Reader module to their website to pull news and events from their Mercury group and display those items on their web pages.
If you are looking for assistance with posting news and events to the Mercury server, we have several Mercury training guides for editors.
Incorporating Mercury into Drupal
Drupal sites on campus have three options for getting news and events from this campus repository:
- Using the Hg Reader module provided by Institute Communications.
- Using a custom module to grab XML Feeds of content, which can then be parsed and stored locally on your Drupal site.
- Using Feeds Extensible Parsers to bridge between a Mercury XML feed and Drupal's Feeds Importer.
By far, the first option is the easiest one to implement, and is thus the recommended option as well.