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Content Management Systems Buy or Build. Ricky Rankin Queen’s University Gareth McAleese University of Ulster. Content Management System - Buy. The Queen’s Environment Problem to be Solved CMS Expectations The Implementation Path Where are we Next Steps. The Queen’s Environment.

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Content Management Systems

Buy or Build

Ricky Rankin Queen’s University

Gareth McAleese University of Ulster

content management system buy
Content Management System - Buy
  • The Queen’s Environment
  • Problem to be Solved
  • CMS Expectations
  • The Implementation Path
  • Where are we
  • Next Steps
the queen s environment
The Queen’s Environment
  • Web Site
    • Combination of Intranet & Internet
    • Some information sourced from corporate databases
  • VLE/MLE/Portal
    • Developed in house
    • Database driven
    • Live links to corporate database systems
code it yourself
Code it yourself

<HTML>

<HEAD>

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=windows-1252">

<META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="Microsoft Word 97">

<TITLE>QUB Equal Opportunities Unit - eou</TITLE>

<META NAME="Template" CONTENT="C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\html.dot">

</HEAD>

<BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080">

<TABLE CELLSPACING=0 BORDER=0 CELLPADDING=0 WIDTH=100% height="431">

<TR>

<TD colspan="5" VALIGN="MIDDLE" height="35" ><a href="http://www.qub.ac.uk/">QUB

Home </a> </TD>

</TR>

<TR>

<TD VALIGN="MIDDLE" height="35" colspan="2" >

<div align="left"><img src="images/EOUhead.gif" align="left" ></div>

</TD>

<TD VALIGN="MIDDLE" height="35" colspan="3" width="585" >

<div align="right"><img src="images/EOUhomepage.gif" width="110" height="29" >

</div>

</TD>

so what s wrong with this
So what’s wrong with this
  • Information owner does not update page
  • The site’s a mess!
  • Our site is a laughing stock
  • Doesn’t look corporate or consistent
  • Can’t be good for business
  • Can’t find information
  • Patchwork of sites, inconsistent in presentation and navigation
  • Non compliance: usability; accessibility
  • The bloke who did it has left
the fix
The fix
  • outsource
so what s wrong with this1
So what’s wrong with this
  • Information owner does not update page
  • The site’s a mess!
  • Our site is a laughing stock
  • Doesn’t look corporate or consistent
  • Can’t be good for business
  • Can’t find information
  • Patchwork of sites, inconsistent in presentation and navigation
  • Non compliance: usability; accessibility
  • The bloke who did it has left
dreamweaver code
Dreamweaver Code

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<html LANG="EN-US"><!-- #BeginTemplate "/Templates/vcentre-default.dwt" -->

<head>

<!-- #BeginEditable "doctitle" -->

<title>The Queen's Visitors' Centre - Welcome</title>

<!-- #EndEditable -->

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<STYLE TYPE="text/css"></STYLE>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="menu_items/qub3.css">

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" TYPE="text/javascript">

<!--

if(window.event + "" == "undefined") event = null;

function HM_f_PopUp(){return false};

function HM_f_PopDown(){return false};

popUp = HM_f_PopUp;

popDown = HM_f_PopDown;

//-->

so what s wrong with this2
So what’s wrong with this
  • Information owner does not update page
  • The site’s a mess!
  • Our site is a laughing stock
  • Doesn’t look corporate or consistent
  • Can’t be good for business
  • Can’t find information
  • Patchwork of sites, inconsistent in presentation and navigation
  • Non compliance: usability; accessibility
  • The bloke who did it has left
so what s wrong with this3
So what’s wrong with this
  • Information owner does not update page
  • The site’s a mess!
  • Our site is a laughing stock
  • Doesn’t look corporate or consistent
  • Can’t be good for business
  • Can’t find information
  • Patchwork of sites, inconsistent in presentation and navigation
  • Non compliance: usability; accessibility
  • The bloke who did it has left
cms expectations
CMS Expectations
  • Internet Pages Initially
    • 100K pages reduced to < 300
  • Control in Hands of Information Owners
    • WWW based
    • Office skills minimum requirement
  • Controlled Publishing Process
    • Define authors/contributor; moderator; administrators
    • Documents can be prepared prior to publication date with publication/remove/review/archive dates defined
    • Workflow
    • Navigation generated by System
cms expectations continued
CMS Expectations - continued
  • Corporate Style & Compliance with Legalisation
    • Define templates with protected areas
    • Enforce alt tags/metadata where appropriate
  • Resuse Content
cms expectations tomorrow
CMS Expectations Tomorrow
  • Improve Publishing Process
    • Collection of information for Prospectus
    • Increase use eForms
  • Build Central Resources
    • Media libraries
    • Bio files
    • Doc library
  • Tackle the Intranet
    • Generic templates for units
    • Built in links to corporate systems to produce staff lists, course lists ….
the process
The Process
  • Senior Management
    • It’s their WWW & message
    • Focus on Intrenet
  • Define functionality required
    • Linkage with legacy systems
    • Metadata
    • Accessibility
  • Research the market
    • 100+ alleged products
    • JISC documents
    • CMS mail lists
    • Vendor white papers
what s out there costs
What’s out There - Costs
  • Open Source
    • Free
    • Needs configuration and building
  • Bargain Basement
    • <£5K
    • Limited functionality
  • Low End
    • <£30K
  • Mid Range
    • £30K - £100K
  • Top of Range
    • How much have you got
sources of information
Sources of Information
  • Vendor WWW Sites

white papers

  • JISC Paper

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/tsw_01-02.pdf

  • CMS List

http://www.cms-list.org/

  • Useful Links

http://www.steptwo.com.au/cm/vendors/list/index.html

http://www.hartman-communicatie.nl/content/tools.htm

current position
Current Position
  • System Selected
  • Templates being developed
  • Internet Site Converted to use CMS and Live end June
next steps
Next Steps
  • Develop Training
  • Expand Range of Templates Available
  • Develop Corporate Assets
  • Develop Intranet site based on CMS
  • Develop Generic School/Unit Sites
things we missed on the way through
Things We Missed on the Way Through
  • Tracking
  • Spell Checking
  • Edit in situ
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