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1 November 11, 2009 to Empower People WCMS: Cascade Server Greg Polit Amber Harmon

2 Cascade Server Implementation Guided by IU’s Strategic Plan for IT –common tools, best practices, useful nav/search –avoid a command and control-like structure Cascade Server is a push CMS –leverage all of IU’s existing infrastructures Content authoring separate from serving –scalability Intelligent Infrastructure –tuning November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People

3 Cascade Server Implementation Maximum system access and flexibility for site managers –add / edit users, groups, group membership –create site structures –add / edit administrative assets custom templates dynamic menu, navigation, breadcrumb generation asset factories direct output to multiple content types / locations workflows IT Training and Education –Site Managers training series including XML/XSLT November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People

4 Web Content Management A good CMS should create benefits: –“allows non-technical authors and editors to easily and quickly publish their content.” –“makes it easier for you to manage who creates, edits and publishes content.” –“allows for the design of a common and consistent information architecture (metadata, classification, navigation, search, layout and design).” from November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People

5 Web Content Management November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People How you get there is an investment: –Trust, Training, Learning, Adapting –Organizational Commitment –necessary input –direction –audience, goals, relevancy, timely, appropriate –web managers, content providers / approvers –Migration vs. Redesign –http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2008/nt content-migration.htmhttp://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2008/nt content-migration.htm

6 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People IU Bloomington Gateway Launched May 18, 2009 URL: Home page includes flash media player featuring: Slideshow “Hot Spot” Graphics Video player Non Flash alternative Link suggest News and event feeds

7 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Video Assets All video assets loaded once into WCMS Flash video (low/hi res) Thumbnail image Headline Teaser Aspect ratio (4:3 vs. widescreen Closed captioning Scheduled publishing/exp Assets placed in folder and assigned an “order property”, which determines featured video

8 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Video assets are displayed in multiple formats Flash video with captions Flash video index Non-Flash video indexNon-Flash video index Video Page with TranscriptVideo Page Video Assets

9 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Flash slideshow Featured stories non- flash alternative All feature archive URL: ws/ ws/ Slideshows

10 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Campus tour uses commercial Slideshow Pro module to display assets loaded into the WCMS Content available in flash and non-flash version URL: / / Campus Tour

11 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Links are entered in the WCMS Links are published as JSON objects Links are displayed as a word is typed Link Suggest

12 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Launched August 20, 2009 Uses IU Bloomington WCMS slideshow module with a different flash presentation Shares majors list with IU Bloomington gateway Uses link suggest module “On the road” events allowing display of events by region. IU Bloomington Admissions

13 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Majors entered as external links on IU Bloomington site Majors associated with a school & predefined set of degree options All majors displayed on Bloomington site All undergraduate majors displayed on admissions Web site Majors displayed in various views including “By School” IU Bloomington Majors

14 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People IU Bloomington Majors by School

15 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Federal Economic Stimulus Launched September 14, 2009 URL: Project module allowing projects to be tagged and displayed by project theme, funding agency and campus

16 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People Indiana Memorial Union Launched September 6, 2009 URL: Reuses IU Bloomington Slideshow player Uses custom side boxes for featured content

17 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People University Ceremonies A series of web sites sharing common elements Ceremonies Gateway Commencement Teaching awards and Faculty Honors Founders Day Freshman Induction Honors Convocation

18 November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People University Bulletins Bulletin content entered and edited in the WCMS Workflow and approval process Web and PDF versions Ability to display bulletin data on multiple Web sites More information: https://uisapp2.iu.edu/confluence- prd/display/WCMSP/OCS+Pilot+Effort https://uisapp2.iu.edu/confluence- prd/display/WCMSP/OCS+Pilot+Effort

19 Direction Continue to provide effective content creation, editing, and publishing Minimize or break down the barriers to site management Work with OCS to identify the best way assets can be shared in Cascade Server while maintaining identification, ownership, and functionality November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People

20 Direction Provide IU Bloomington, IU Gateway, and other campus templates for quick content driven web site deployments Document and share the developed WCMS modules across the university Provide access to institutional data within the WCMS November 11, 2009 — Cascade Server to Empower People


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