- Many users don't have the skills to update their websites
- Gina is training people do do html by hand, but it's not a good solution for the long-term
- Many departments can't afford to run a CMS.
Approaches to the Problem
- Find a suitable tool (after goals and requirements)
- In the meantime, find people to help update current web sites. Possibly an informal help desk?
- Central office for content management - (not C&C-led, but C&C supported)
- support for best practices
- What is the quickest win?
- What are the goals? (need to be measurable) How do we know we are enhancing collaboration? Or maybe are people able to create and maintain their public web sites?
- What is the 5-year plan?
- Identify the requirements for the system
- What naming conventions should we recommend?
- Are their recommended directory structures?
Central information used to describe university (everybody rolls their own now). A standard marketing package.
Compliance ownership / enforcement
Every site needs an identified owner.
Clear guidelines on what should be public vs private
Decommissioning old sites
- guidelines for when to remove
- inventory of obsolete pages
- pruning of obsolete pages
- We should share best practices, technology, and resources where possible.
- Content updates should be easy for the end user