Selecting and Implementing a Content Management System

Ka-Neng Au
au@rutgers.edu http://newark.rutgers.edu/~au/cms.ppt
New Jersey Library Association 20 April 2004

Rutgers University Libraries

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retrieve. edit. store. and publish content These functions relate to authors. editors.What is Content Management? Supporting the functions required to create. and collaborators involved in preparing and delivering content Rutgers University Libraries 2 . control.

What is a Content Management System? An integrated set of software tools that support the content management functions The major components are:      Data repository User interface Workflow scheme Editorial tools Output utilities Rutgers University Libraries 3 .

Why a CMS? To provide an adaptable and extensible platform for managing content Note: content may be    on a Website for a print publication for a product catalog Rutgers University Libraries 4 .

Why a CMS for RUL? To enable:       Self-authoring of content Versioning and archiving of documents Scalability of Website Keeping up with standards Better workflow management Easier re-designs Rutgers University Libraries 5 .

open-source Support metadata Content in XML Include workflow tools Include authoring tools and templates Rutgers University Libraries 6 .Some CMS Qualities Web-based system Adaptable and extensible to existing server Open-standards.

Open-standards. open-source S/LAMP     Solaris or Linux (operating system) Apache (Web server) mySQL (relational DBMS) PHP (scripting language) Rutgers University Libraries 7 .

Selection Process Consider reasons for adopting a CMS Involve diverse group: content providers AND content users Develop list of required qualities Determine budget Evaluate products Rutgers University Libraries 8 .

Installation and Configuration Download binaries Install program Configure modules Test from remote site Patch the program Test some more Implement service Rutgers University Libraries 9 .

Current Status at RUL Postponed implementation   Limitations of software Other Web projects to complete Research alternatives Re-evaluate technology Develop new schedule Rutgers University Libraries 10 Re-considering choice of CMS    .

Acknowledgements Samuel McDonald  Webmaster Shaun Ellis  Web Developer David Hoover  System Administrator Rutgers University Libraries 11 .

“Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them?” Ariadne. http://www.oscom.” The Journal of Electronic Publishing. 19 December 2001. Issue 30.” Intranet Journal. Barry.html Chudnov.press.php OSCOM – The international association for Open Source Content Management.uk/issue30/techwatch/ Kartchner.ac.For Further Reading: Schaeffer.html Browning.umich. v 3 no 4. Paul.org Rutgers University Libraries 12 . Daniel.com/articles/200112/pcm_12_19_01a.oss4lib. “Open Source Library Systems: Getting Started. and Mike Lowndes.org/readings/oss4lib-getting-started. February 1999. http://www. December 2001. June 1998.ariadne.edu/jep/03-04/kartchner. http://www. http://intranetjournal. “Navigating the Content Management Jungle: A Survival Guide. Chris. http://www. “Content Management Systems: Getting from Concept to Reality.” Oss4lib readings.

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