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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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  • 1. Replacement CMS“Getting it right and getting the buy-in”
    Richard Brierton
    The University of Sheffield
    July 14th 2010
  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 5. “I use CMS almost daily and it is incredibly slow and awkward to use.”
  • 6. “CMS is a catastrophe:the interface is clunky,slow, unattractive”
  • 7. “CMS. Please. It's shit. It's unbelievablybreathtakingly shit.”
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  • 9. Opportunity for change
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  • 10. “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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  • 12. Communication
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  • 13. “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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  • 15. If CMS is the answer, what is the question?
  • 16. Disobedient.
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  • 18. 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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  • 19. ...
    Editors will often best-guess when unsure
    Avoid unnecessary flexibility
    Most editors don’t care
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  • 21. 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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  • 23. E-mail: r.brierton@sheffield.ac.uk
    Twitter: youlooklovely
    #iwmw10 #p8
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