Developing Committees to Create a Web Content Management System

Developing Committees to Create a Web Content Management System

Sarah Robbins (University of Oklahoma Libraries, USA) and Debra Engel (University of Oklahoma Libraries, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-533-7.ch010
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Abstract

This case study examines the use of committees to develop a Web content management system in an academic library. It explains the process undertaken at the University of Oklahoma Libraries (libraries.ou.edu) to move from an HTML to a database-driven Web site and the issues involved with using committees to steer such projects. Creating a framework where librarians use locally developed content management tools to control Web site content while the systems office retains control of the presentation of content is also discussed. Another aspect of the case study includes the evolution of Web committees in the organization, the development of a system-wide philosophy, and the gradual acceptance of the Web site as a service that demands continual attention. The authors hope readers will benefit from these experiences when implementing similar projects.

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