An Introduction to Content                        Management Systems                          Sharing Digital Objects, Col...
3 Lectures/Workshops - 3 Distinct Topics                       Content Management Systems                       Data Visua...
How It All Fits Together                             PHP          MySQL           XML                                     ...
Today’s Objective                       To appreciate the range of content management                       systems availa...
Agenda                       Introduction                       What is a Content Management System (CMS)                 ...
What is a CMS                       A web content management system (WCMS) is a                       software system that...
What is a CMS                       Collect and Disseminate                       Categorise                       Curate ...
Benefits of a CMS                       Allow for a large number of people to contribute                       to and share...
Why Might *You* Use a CMS                       That is the question - any answers?Friday 2 December 11
Why Would *You* Use a CMS                       That is the question - any answers?                       Dissemination   ...
Introduction                       Document Management vs Object Management                       vs Content Management (v...
Features of CMS                       Templating                   Delegation                       User Management       ...
Technical Considerations                       PHP                       Java                       MySQL                 ...
Planning                       Setting site goals;                       Identifying target audiences;                    ...
Major Open Source Players                       Drupal                       WordPress                       JoomlaFriday ...
Drupal                       Pro’s                  Con’s                •      Widely Used          • Steep Learning Curv...
WordPress                       Pro’s                •      Widely Used          Con’s                •      Many Plug-Ins...
Joomla                       Pro’s                  Con’s                •      Widely Used          • Steep Learning Curv...
Hybrids                       OmekaFriday 2 December 11
Hands-On and Exercise                       Setup Wordpress.com                       Differentiating between Wordpress.co...
What to Do with Wordpress                       Manage Basic Settings                       Choose/Install Theme          ...
Extending a CMS                       What Might You Add to a Simple System?Friday 2 December 11
Extending a CMS                       What Might You Add to a Simple System?                       Maps                   ...
Where Else to Go?                       Joomla (www.joomla.org)                       SocialGo (www.socialgo.com)         ...
Hands-On and Exercise                       Differentiating between Omeka.org and                       Omeka.net         ...
What to Do with OMEKA.net                       Sign Up for an Account                       Manage Basic Settings        ...
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MPhil Lecture on CMS

  1. 1. An Introduction to Content Management Systems Sharing Digital Objects, Collections and Knowledge OnlineFriday 2 December 11
  2. 2. 3 Lectures/Workshops - 3 Distinct Topics Content Management Systems Data Visualisation for Analysis Data Visualisation for Presentation Foundations Standards Tools ApplicationsFriday 2 December 11
  3. 3. How It All Fits Together PHP MySQL XML Application to the Digital Humanities Content Analytics Visualisation ManagementFriday 2 December 11
  4. 4. Today’s Objective To appreciate the range of content management systems available to digital humanities scholars and to be able to judge between themFriday 2 December 11
  5. 5. Agenda Introduction What is a Content Management System (CMS) Features of CMS Technical Requirements Major Players Extending a CMS Hands On Install and Config - Wordpress.com Building Community Hand On and Config - OmekaFriday 2 December 11
  6. 6. 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. - wikipediaFriday 2 December 11
  7. 7. What is a CMS Collect and Disseminate Categorise Curate Is it a Blog? Is it Wiki?Friday 2 December 11
  8. 8. 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 usersFriday 2 December 11
  9. 9. Why Might *You* Use a CMS That is the question - any answers?Friday 2 December 11
  10. 10. Why Would *You* Use a CMS That is the question - any answers? Dissemination Collaboration FeedbackFriday 2 December 11
  11. 11. 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?Friday 2 December 11
  12. 12. Features of CMS Templating Delegation User Management Authentication and Scalablility of Access Control Deployment Document Management Easily Editing of Content Content Syndication Extensibility of Features/ Multilingual Functionality Versioning Adherence to Web Standards Workflow Management CollaborationFriday 2 December 11
  13. 13. Technical Considerations PHP Java MySQL Server SpaceFriday 2 December 11
  14. 14. 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.Friday 2 December 11
  15. 15. Major Open Source Players Drupal WordPress JoomlaFriday 2 December 11
  16. 16. Drupal Pro’s Con’s • Widely Used • Steep Learning Curve • Many Modules • Proprietary Cycle • Authentication and • Deep Security • Scalable • Many Custom Forks • Commercial ForksFriday 2 December 11
  17. 17. WordPress Pro’s • Widely Used Con’s • Many Plug-Ins • Less Scalable • Social • Less Secure • Approachable • • Multi-User • Very Refined User ExperienceFriday 2 December 11
  18. 18. Joomla Pro’s Con’s • Widely Used • Steep Learning Curve • Many Modules • Proprietary Cycle • Authentication and • Deep Security • ScalableFriday 2 December 11
  19. 19. Hybrids OmekaFriday 2 December 11
  20. 20. Hands-On and Exercise 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 featuresFriday 2 December 11
  21. 21. What to Do with Wordpress Manage Basic Settings Choose/Install Theme Tweak Appearance Discuss/Explore Plug-ins (Install in Wordpress.org) Security Issues Basic MaintenanceFriday 2 December 11
  22. 22. Extending a CMS What Might You Add to a Simple System?Friday 2 December 11
  23. 23. Extending a CMS What Might You Add to a Simple System? Maps Timelines Authentication OAI/PMH HarvestFriday 2 December 11
  24. 24. 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?Friday 2 December 11
  25. 25. Hands-On and Exercise 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 ExtendingFriday 2 December 11
  26. 26. 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 ExhibitFriday 2 December 11

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