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March 21 - 23, 2012
Hilton Washington
Washington, DC
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B103 Content Management Challenges for Websites

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
1:30 PM 2:30 PM
, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Isovera
, Reference Librarian / Webmanager, Drew University Library

Have you made the leap to embrace an open source content management system (CMS) for your website project? In most cases,WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are the top three names tossed out as viable options. Sanzo discusses what makes Drupal a truly robust and flexible solution and how it compares to WordPress and Joomla. He shares what organizations are using Drupal and key decisions that need to be made before starting. Heise discusses using free and low-cost add-ons to build a CMS-driven website that meets users’ and librarians’ needs. Library websites often have components from many CMS tools. Drew Library taps into a university-wide WordPress CMS, Confluence Wiki, Moodle e-Learning, and SIRSI WebCat software. Using Delicious bookmark management, LibraryH3lp online chat, EzProxy remote access, some small WordPress customizations via the University webmaster, a gifted SIRSI system administrator, and (sometimes) the fallback of a departmental Apache server, user-driven design tools (user observation testing, Google Analytics) were used to create and analyze a blended website that is easy for staff to maintain and patrons to use. Get tips on user observation testing and Google Analytics to create a site that is easy to maintain and use.

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