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Newsomem cms

  1. 1. Content Management Systems in Libraries<br />Presentation by<br />Micah Newsome<br />
  2. 2. Content Management Systems<br />Website creation software<br />Separate content from visual design and layout<br />Plug-ins add additional functions<br />
  3. 3. Advantages to CMS<br />Separation of content and visual aspects makes updating pages easier<br />Automation of updates is possible<br />Many users can update web pages<br />Social features are often built in<br />Open source CMS are free<br />
  4. 4. Disadvantages to CMS<br />Learning curves are steep<br />Websites can look generic<br />Loss of editorial control<br />
  5. 5. Joomla<br />Advantages<br />The most popular website software available<br />Over 5,000 extensions<br />Open source<br />Free <br />Disadvantages<br />Ill-suited to blogging functions<br />
  6. 6. DeKalb County Public Library<br />http://www.dekalblibrary.org/<br />
  7. 7. DISCUS<br />http://scdiscus.org/<br />
  8. 8. WordPress<br />Advantages<br />Well-suited to blogging<br />Nearly 10,000 plug-ins<br />Open source<br />Free<br />Disadvantages<br />Steep learning curve<br />
  9. 9. Dartmouth Public Libraries<br />http://www.dartmouthpubliclibraries.org/<br />
  10. 10. Elmhurst College Library<br />http://library.elmhurst.edu/<br />
  11. 11. University of West Florida<br />http://librarydigitalservices.uwf.edu/anniversary/<br />
  12. 12. Digital Forsyth<br />http://www.digitalforsyth.org/<br />
  13. 13. Drupal<br />Advantages<br />Many modules (plug-ins) available<br />Open source<br />Free <br />Disadvantages<br />Considered more difficult to implement<br />
  14. 14. Viking Village<br />http://vikingvillage.wwu.edu/<br />
  15. 15. Western Washington University Libraries<br />http://www.library.wwu.edu/<br />
  16. 16. Conclusions<br />CMS offers a feasible alternative to custom website design<br />Creating a professional, customized site can be difficult<br />Updating and maintaining pages is simple<br />Can be very powerful customized tools in knowledgeable hands<br />Micah Newsome<br />newsome.micah@gmail.com<br />

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