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Migrating a Complex
Museum Website
from a Commercial CMS
to Open Source
Jane Alexander & Niki Krause
Cleveland Museum of A...
CONCEPT
Put the art out there!
AFTERTHOUGHT
Will somebody please
think of collection online?
ACCESSABILITY
Critical Shortcomings
Critical Shortcomings
• heavily customized CMS
• perplexing code
• no SEO, no paths for pop-up content pages
• no sharing
...
DISCONNECT
Ownership & Stakeholders
INTERDEPENDENCE
Major Technology Projects
Collection Catalog and
Management System (CCMS)
Life-long Learning Center
Tour Guide App
Moving Forward
• bring hosting and develop in house
• get the right back end
• give departments a larger role
in guiding a...
PHASE I
STABILIZE + PLAN
IMTS
Project Leadership
EQUAL VOICE
Web Steering Committee
Subcommittees
• Collection Research & Presentation
• Educational & Entertainment Programming
• Transactions
• Branding (Ma...
CMS OPTIONS
Should I stay or should I go?
CMS Options
• stay with Sitecore,
but hire an in-house developer
– licensing and training costs
– limited mobility
– compl...
START OFF
WITH DRUPAL
In-house Web Developer
USABILITY
Short-term Solutions
Menus & Navigation
Streamlined Navigation
Homepage
Homepage with emphasis
GATEKEEPER PILOT
Distributing Responsibility
MEMBERSHIP
DONATIONS
e-Commerce Portal
PHASE II
BUILD
THE FOUNDATION
POP-UP PAGES
Redesign
COLLECTION ONLINE
Redesign for Art Lovers
ANALYSIS
Content Types
GALLERY ONE
ARTLENS
Places to go, things to do…
MIGRATION PLAN
Long-term Solution
RESPONSIVE DESIGN
Mobile Devices
SCHEDULING
RSVP
e-Commerce Portal
LAUNCH
TRIAGE
Press the button, Max!
PHASE III
OUT + UP
GATEKEEPERS
WEB EDITORS
Distributing Responsibility
SMARTPHONE
Redesign
ACCESSABILITY
SEO Implementation
COLLECTION ONLINE
Enhance for Researchers
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)
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Migrating a Complex Museum Website from Commercial CMS to Open Source (MW2013)

  1. 1. Migrating a Complex Museum Website from a Commercial CMS to Open Source Jane Alexander & Niki Krause Cleveland Museum of Art
  2. 2. CONCEPT Put the art out there!
  3. 3. AFTERTHOUGHT Will somebody please think of collection online?
  4. 4. ACCESSABILITY Critical Shortcomings
  5. 5. Critical Shortcomings • heavily customized CMS • perplexing code • no SEO, no paths for pop-up content pages • no sharing • flakey Mailing and Calendar plugins • complex staff interface • no cross platform • no mobile site • high license fees
  6. 6. DISCONNECT Ownership & Stakeholders
  7. 7. INTERDEPENDENCE Major Technology Projects
  8. 8. Collection Catalog and Management System (CCMS)
  9. 9. Life-long Learning Center
  10. 10. Tour Guide App
  11. 11. Moving Forward • bring hosting and develop in house • get the right back end • give departments a larger role in guiding and maintaining • fix and expand Collection Online • build to support many museum efforts • restructure IMTS, build an application department
  12. 12. PHASE I STABILIZE + PLAN
  13. 13. IMTS Project Leadership
  14. 14. EQUAL VOICE Web Steering Committee
  15. 15. Subcommittees • Collection Research & Presentation • Educational & Entertainment Programming • Transactions • Branding (Marketing and Design) • User Functionality
  16. 16. CMS OPTIONS Should I stay or should I go?
  17. 17. CMS Options • stay with Sitecore, but hire an in-house developer – licensing and training costs – limited mobility – complex interface • move to Drupal, with an in-house developer – unknown negatives (black hole)
  18. 18. START OFF WITH DRUPAL In-house Web Developer
  19. 19. USABILITY Short-term Solutions
  20. 20. Menus & Navigation
  21. 21. Streamlined Navigation
  22. 22. Homepage
  23. 23. Homepage with emphasis
  24. 24. GATEKEEPER PILOT Distributing Responsibility
  25. 25. MEMBERSHIP DONATIONS e-Commerce Portal
  26. 26. PHASE II BUILD THE FOUNDATION
  27. 27. POP-UP PAGES Redesign
  28. 28. COLLECTION ONLINE Redesign for Art Lovers
  29. 29. ANALYSIS Content Types
  30. 30. GALLERY ONE ARTLENS Places to go, things to do…
  31. 31. MIGRATION PLAN Long-term Solution
  32. 32. RESPONSIVE DESIGN Mobile Devices
  33. 33. SCHEDULING RSVP e-Commerce Portal
  34. 34. LAUNCH TRIAGE Press the button, Max!
  35. 35. PHASE III OUT + UP
  36. 36. GATEKEEPERS WEB EDITORS Distributing Responsibility
  37. 37. SMARTPHONE Redesign
  38. 38. ACCESSABILITY SEO Implementation
  39. 39. COLLECTION ONLINE Enhance for Researchers

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