November 4, 2007

Content Management Systems (CMSs)

Posted in il2007, presentations tagged at 5:39 pm by Robin

Ruth Kneale started off this talk with a run-down of her library’s search for a content management system that would work for their needs. While we already have one in place for our Intranet, the main website’s CMS isn’t written in stone yet, so I wanted to see what process she used and what conclusion she reached. The upshot is that Drupal (the CMS that runs our Intranet) was the best supported, most feature-rich and least likely to create a learning curve for staff that she saw. There were some Joomla/Mambo fans in the audience who challenged some of her assumptions, but for what she wanted to do, Drupal was clearly the best choice (not that I’m biased or anything…). It was a really interesting look at what they plan to do with their CMS and how they chose it. They are planning to go live with it on Jan 1 of ’08.

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