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Heather Braum, LI840, 10/07 Untangling a tangled web: a case study in choosing and implementing a CMS T. L. Huttenlock, J. W. Beaird, R. W. Fordham Library Hi Tech 24(1): 61-68
Heather Braum, LI840, 10/07 Case Study Information Location: Buswell Memorial Library, Wheaton College (IL) Project: Process of choosing content management system (CMS) Study Type: Reflective case study Findings: Overview of the entire process of choosing the library’s CMS
Heather Braum, LI840, 10/07 “Old” Days First years of web design: Dreamweaver, FrontPage or other HTML editor Had to know complicated code Software installed on each user’s computer Difficult to use, even after training Expensive commercial licensing Many website updates had to go through multiple people...complicated process in the “old” way
Heather Braum, LI840, 10/07 What is a CMS? A content management system (CMS) is a software (typically web-based) application that manages content, such as computer files, audio, video, images, and web content, and allows a large number of users to make changes. (Wikipedia 1 )Wikipedia 1 A web CMS is a web application used for creating and managing a large, dynamic collection of web material. It allows users with little or no training in programming/code to make changes to an existing website. It is essentially a website maintenance tool for non-technical administrators. (Wikipedia 2 )Wikipedia ^^^+ 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_systems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_systems 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_content_management_systemem
Heather Braum, LI840, 10/07 How CMS works Many CMS are open source Installed on a server (typically with PHP and MySQL installed -- programming software) The setup of a CMS does take some technical skill But the end-user side is easy Today, many people use a CMS without ever realizing it
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