We just finished a portal implementation workshop at The College of New
Jersey and are in the midst of planning our portal rollout, focusing
heavily on content management.
We started by cataloguing existing pages and moving as many sites to
xhtml 1 and section 508 compliance as possible, keeping track of which
sites host information that relate to the rest of the TCNJ web - things
that will be reused frequently such as directions, degree requirements
and academic calendars etc. and who maintains that information. The best
results we have had with compliance have been through diplomacy, we
don't have a governing body (yet) and the publishing requirements are
A book that has helped tremendously in my planning is "Content
Management Systems" from Glasshaus publishers. It gives a detailed
overview of content management and implementing a system. hope this
Diane Barbour wrote:
> We are in the process of looking for web content management tools.
> However, before we make that investment, I want to make sure we have the
> right structure and process in place to take advantage of those tools.
> Like many others our web site is suffering from outdated content and
> broken links. We fix the offending pages periodically only to have new
> ones pop up and the cycle begins again. I am therefore in the process
> of developing guidelines for ongoing web site management as well as a
> monitoring and enforcement process. Our web site development and
> maintenance is distributed. However, the Administration wants the
> central IT group to do the monitoring, enforcing and reporting to the
> Administration. Does anyone have a particularly good model that we
> might follow? Who (what group) on your campuses "governs" the
> University web site? I don't mean the high level 'marketing' pages but
> rather the individual departmental pages. Thanks for your help.
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