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2007 ARLIS/Ohio Valley Web Site


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A co-presentation with Beck Bristol and Bryan Loar on the capabilities of ARLIS/OV's Web site.

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2007 ARLIS/Ohio Valley Web Site

  1. 1. ARLIS/Ohio Valley Website Becky Bristol & Bryan Loar Presented at the Art Libraries Society of Ohio Valley’s Annual Conference October 26, 2007
  2. 2. ARLIS/Ohio Valley Website
  3. 3. Features <ul><li>Personalized ARLIS/OV Emails </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Management for Archived Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collage back issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Member-only only areas Many more features are available (more on this in a few minutes) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Members’ Menu
  5. 5. History: How the Site Came to Be <ul><li>2006 – ARLIS/OV voted to redesign the Web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognizing the need to create a more dynamic & engaging online presence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2007 – Frederick initiated a non-profit hosting contract with Dreamhost and installed their OSS packages; MySQL, SquirrelMail, and Joomla </li></ul><ul><li>2007 – Becky Bristol converted and migrated the content of the old site to the new site, and she cleaned and freshened the site’s design </li></ul>
  6. 6. CMS: A New Way to Manage Content <ul><li>A content management system (CMS) is software for organizing and facilitating collaborative creation of documents and other content. </li></ul>Editing Window @ OV-ARLIS.ORG
  7. 7. Administrator End
  8. 8. Content Management
  9. 9. Content Editing
  10. 10. Content Editing
  11. 11. Joomla: Open Source CMS <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows the user to easily upload and manage several content formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very user friendly interface that allows the user to browse and search the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for security, based on users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users easily manage content with the use of templates, modules, and components </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Joomla
  13. 13. Joomla
  14. 14. DreamHost <ul><li>Hosting a Web site is not cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Dreamhost decided to sponsor several non-profits last year for free </li></ul><ul><li>ARLIS/OV was chosen as one of the sites! </li></ul>
  15. 15. DreamHost
  16. 16. Possible Features <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>E-Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia center or image gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Secure site for donations or member fees this includes creating an interactive form </li></ul>
  17. 17. Modules
  18. 18. Components
  19. 19. Components: Mass Mail
  20. 20. Administration <ul><li>Administration of the ARLIS/OV site is based on a three-year, rotating three person committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently the committee consists of Becky Bristol, Bryan Loar, and one vacancy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Becky’s term is finished 2009, Bryan’s term is finished 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train one year, maintain for two years. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The desire to promote the OV-Arlis in a professional manner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time and the desire to learn a little HTML coding. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The need to pad your resume! </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Discussion <ul><li>Web site: care and feeding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The site needs to be branded: colors, fonts, logo, and with current and future printed materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the site as a tool, how, and to what end. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Promotion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference proceedings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendor relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>