terminalfour t44u 2010 - loughborough university wcms case study

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  • 1. An Awfully Big AdventureWeb Content Management at Loughborough University

2. About Loughborough University Loughborough is one of the countrys leading universities University of the Year 2008/09 THE Best Student Experience four years in succession UKs premier university for sport Internationally renowned for research Official Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB prior to 2012 Large single site campus in the heart of England 3. 437 acre, single site campus 4. Our website before Site Manager No University-wide content management system Enthusiasm for web publishing Publishing predominantly using Dreamweaver Variety of University publishing styles No global navigation sites presented in isolation 5. Key objectives Introduce consistent publishing mechanism to University Publishing solution that required little or no technical skills Allow more people in departments to update their web content Better integrate website with Universitys corporate systems Re-use content across a variety of different sites Professionalise web publishing right tools for the job 6. The Challenge Move all academic and support service departments into WCMSby end of 2012 80+ sites 250+ publishers Limited central resources Complicated by academic restructure 7. Approach to adoption Two years of planning (even before deciding on which WCMS) Implementation of standard publishing style Three pilot sites developed with T4 Four academic pilot sites to be developed December to April Phased adoption schedule through to end of 2012 Manual adoption little or no automation Mobile version of all WCMS sites 8. What weve learned so far Manage expectations WCMS not a solution to everything Careful planning is crucial Dont rush into getting sites live Importance of communicating with wider University community Dont underestimate how much people are attached to the old 9. Who am I? Jonathan WaltersWeb Development Manager01509 223443j.s.walters@lboro.ac.uk www.twitter.com/jswalters