Content Management Systems a library overview

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Content Management Systems
a library overview
Key Points
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What is a CMS?
Goals & Benefits
Examples
CMS @ the UIUC Library
What is a CMS?
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Content Management System
Database of library “objects”
Templates
Shared Content
Web and form-based interface
What is a CMS?
Benefits – Library Staff
• Separates design from content creation
• Local web content creation
• Shared web design
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Streamlined Workflow
Allows for focus on Accuracy and Currency
Reports
Minimizes problems from Staff Turnover
Benefits – Library Staff
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Re-use/share information easily
Subject Pathfinders
Class instruction pages
Easily create and share Metadata
More powerful searching and browsing
Benefits – Library Staff
• Link Management
• Automatically update links
• SFX
• Link citations to actual full text of articles
• Easily add ORR resources
• Standardized description and links
Benefits – Library Users
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Consistent look and feel
Easier to navigate
Current
Targeted Content
More relevant site search
Examples – UA Pathfinder
Examples – UA Class Page
Examples – UA Database Guide
JHU - Subject Research Guide
JHU – Course Page
UMINN – Pathfinder
JHU - Pathfinder
UMINN – Course Instruction (1)
UT Austin – Pathfinder
CMS @ the UIUC Library
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Currently Testing/Choosing Software
CMS Forum
What features do librarians want?
What features do users want?
Examples welcome
Further Reading
• Duke - http://www.lib.duke.edu/its/diglib/cms/
• “Content Management Systems – Who Needs them?”
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/techwatch/
• UT-Austin http://www.utexas.edu/web/cms/index.html
• Rutgers http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/staff/groups/wcms/reports/wcms_report_1.shtml