DHO Intro to CMS for DH Workshop

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DHO Intro to CMS for DH Workshop

  1. 1. ( ) An Introduction to Content Management Systems Sharing Digital Objects, Collections and Knowledge Online
  2. 2. ( Logistics ) ⊛ WiFi: RIA_public ⊛ User: user ⊛ Password: ria123 ⊛ Lunch will be served following the workshop ⊛ Feedback after event
  3. 3. ( Digital Humanities Tech Skills Workshop Series ⊛ Content Management Systems ) ⊛ Data Visualisation for Analysis ⊛ Data Visualisation for Presentation ⊛ Foundations ⊛ Standards ⊛ Tools ⊛ Applications
  4. 4. ( How It All Fits Together ) PHP MySQL XML Application to the Digital Humanities Content Analytics Visualisation Management
  5. 5. ( Today’s Objective ) To appreciate the range of content management systems available to digital humanities scholars and to be able to judge between them
  6. 6. ( Agenda ) ✴ Introduction ✴ What is a Content Management System? ✴ Features of CMS ✴ Technical Requirements ✴ Major Players ✴ Extending a CMS ✴ Hands On Install and Config - Wordpress.com ✴ Building Community ✴ Hand On and Config - Omeka
  7. 7. ( What is a CMS? ) A web content management system (WCMS) is a software system that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease. - wikipedia
  8. 8. ( What is a CMS ) ⊛ Collect and Disseminate ⊛ Categorise ⊛ Curate ⊛ Is it a Blog? Is it Wiki?
  9. 9. ( Benefits of a CMS ) ⊛ Allow for a large number of people to contribute to and share stored data ⊛ Control access to data, based on user roles (defining which information users or user groups can view, edit, publish, etc.) ⊛ Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data ⊛ Reduce repetitive duplicate input ⊛ Improve the ease of report writing ⊛ Improve communication between users
  10. 10. ( Why/How Might *You* Use a CMS? ) ⊛ That is the question - any answers?
  11. 11. ( Why/How Would *You* Use a CMS? ) ⊛ That is the question - any answers? ⊛ Dissemination ⊛ Collaboration ⊛ Feedback
  12. 12. ( Introduction ) ⊛ Document Management vs Object Management vs Content Management (vs Knowledge Management) ⊛ Open Source Versus Paid/Commercial ⊛ Evolution/History ⊛ DSpace/FEDORA - Duraspace ⊛ Apache Lenya ⊛ What about a Wiki?
  13. 13. ( Features of CMS ⊛ Templating ) ⊛ User Management ⊛ Collaboration ⊛ Scalablility of ⊛ Delegation Deployment ⊛ Authentication and ⊛ Easily Editing of Access Control Content ⊛ Document ⊛ Extensibility of Management Features/ Functionality ⊛ Content Syndication ⊛ Adherence to Web ⊛ Multilingual Standards ⊛ Versioning ⊛ Workflow Management
  14. 14. ( Technical Considerations ) ⊛ PHP ⊛ Java ⊛ MySQL ⊛ Server Space
  15. 15. ( Planning ) ⊛ Setting site goals; ⊛ Identifying target audiences; ⊛ Wireframing and planning site function and flow; ⊛ Installing CMS applications; ⊛ Working with ISPs to add site features to servers; ⊛ Geekfest: Working with MySQL and backend data structure.
  16. 16. ( Major Open Source Players ⊛ PHP/MySQL ) ⊛ Drupal ⊛ Umbracco ⊛ WordPress ⊛ PERL ⊛ Joomla ⊛ blosxom ⊛ PHP-Nuke ⊛ MoveableType ⊛ Typo3 ⊛ Java ⊛ .Net/ASP/SQLServer ⊛ OpenCMS ⊛ DotNetNuke (€€) ⊛ dotCMS ⊛ KenticoCMS (€€)
  17. 17. ( Drupal Pro’s Con’s )★ Widely Used ➡ Steep Learning Curve★ Many Modules ➡ Proprietary Cycle★ Authentication and ➡ Deep Security★ Scalable★ Many Custom Forks★ Commercial Forks
  18. 18. ( WordPress Pro’s Con’s )★ Widely Used - Less Scalable★ Many Plug-Ins - Less Secure★ Social★ Approachable★ Multi-User★ Very Refined User Experience
  19. 19. ( Joomla Pro’s Con’s )★ Widely Used - Steep Learning Curve★ Many Modules - Proprietary Cycle★ Authentication and - Deep Security★ Scalable
  20. 20. ( Hybrids Omeka )
  21. 21. ( Hands-On Exercise I ) ⊛ Setup Wordpress.com ⊛ Differentiating between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org ⊛ Extending the Community --bbPress ⊛ Understanding the differences between Wordpress.com sites and Wordpress.org sites ⊛ Setting up and installing a Wordpress site ⊛ Finding and adding templates to a new site ⊛ Customize site features ⊛ Overview of administrative functions
  22. 22. ( What to Do with Wordpress ) ⊛ Manage Basic Settings ⊛ Choose/Install Theme ⊛ Tweak Appearance ⊛ Discuss/Explore Plug-ins (Install in Wordpress.org) ⊛ Security Issues ⊛ Basic Maintenance
  23. 23. ( What did we learn? ) ⊛ Reflecting on setting up a wordpress CMS
  24. 24. ( Extending a CMS ) What Might You Add to a standard CMS install to turn it into something beyond a simple textual content sharing system?
  25. 25. ( Extending a CMS ) ⊛ What Might You Add to a Simple System? ⊛ Maps ⊛ Timelines ⊛ Authentication ⊛ OAI/PMH Harvest
  26. 26. ( Where Else to Go? ) ⊛ Joomla (www.joomla.org) ⊛ SocialGo (www.socialgo.com) ⊛ Wikimedia (www.wikimedia.com) ⊛ Moodle (www.moodle.com) ⊛ Consideration - does your host or institution support or install these for you?
  27. 27. ( Hands-On Exercise II ⊛ Differentiating between Omeka.org and Omeka.net ) ⊛ Differentiating between a true CMS and a hybrid such as OMEKA ⊛ Check out the showcase: http://omeka.org/ showcase/ ⊛ Metadata? ⊛ Setting up and installing an OMEKA site ⊛ Customize site features ⊛ Overview of administrative functions ⊛ Extending
  28. 28. ( What to Do with OMEKA.net ) ⊛ Sign Up for an Account ⊛ Manage Basic Settings ⊛ Choose Theme ⊛ Install/Manage Plug-ins ⊛ Add Items ⊛ Manage Collections ⊛ Create an Exhibit
  29. 29. ( Thanks s.day@dho.ie )
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