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Replacement CMS - Getting it right and getting the buy-in, plenary by Richard Brierton given at Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010, from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th July 2010. ...

Replacement CMS - Getting it right and getting the buy-in, plenary by Richard Brierton given at Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010, from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th July 2010.

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    • Replacement CMS“Getting it right and getting the buy-in”
      Richard Brierton
      The University of Sheffield
      July 14th 2010
    • E-mail: r.brierton@sheffield.ac.uk
      Twitter: youlooklovely *
      If you want to talk about me behind my back #iwmw10 #p8
      *I never say anything interesting
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    • Where we are coming from...
      Polopoly CMS since 2003
      600 editors; 100,000 pages; 14,000 new pages per year
      No longer running a supported product
      Regular users are fine with it
      Casual users are less-fine with it
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    • “I use CMS almost daily and it is incredibly slow and awkward to use.”
    • “CMS is a catastrophe:the interface is clunky,slow, unattractive”
    • “CMS. Please. It's shit. It's unbelievablybreathtakingly shit.”
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    • Opportunity for change
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    • “Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.”
      Despair.com – “Tradition”
      http://despair.com/tradition.html
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    • Communication
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    • “To be able to walk hundreds of miles a man must believe that something good awaits him at the end. He needs the prospect of a promised land.”
      War and Peace – Leo TolstoyPage: 1217
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    • If CMS is the answer, what is the question?
    • Disobedient.
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    • 7 Commandments
      Keep the 90% in mind all the time
      One voice - we are not a coalition
      Training is cheap
      Content is expensive
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    • ...
      Editors will often best-guess when unsure
      Avoid unnecessary flexibility
      Most editors don’t care
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    • The practical bit
      Develop new CMS
      Develop migration process
      Mix of generated HTML, parsing content XML from old system, CouchDB, Polopoly import tools
      Roll-out departments one-by-one
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    • E-mail: r.brierton@sheffield.ac.uk
      Twitter: youlooklovely
      #iwmw10 #p8
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