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Sara Hurley <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:34:33 -0600
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Ditto on the surprise.

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, Andria Waclawski wrote:

> That makes (at least) three of us. I'm getting lots of questions already.
> /Andria
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Dan Kunitz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Oh good, it's not just me.
> Web Standards hosted a discussion (or two) on what would be ideal for the
> U to offer for central web hosting, but not a replacement for UMContent.
> Dan
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:17 AM, Dan Sagisser <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Wow... this is the first I've heard about this.  Did I just totally miss
> all the communication about this?
> -Dan Sagisser
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM, John Starr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>  The University IT community has been evaluating new web content
> management systems (CMS) to better serve the University’s needs. After
> evaluating several products and viewing various product demonstrations, the
> decision was made to acquire Drupal as the University’s new
> enterprise-level CMS. This is a systemwide initiative available to and
> supporting all system campuses.
> It is anticipated that Drupal will be available early this summer. In
> addition, a pilot for interested users will be available in the next few
> months. Information about participation in the pilot group will be shared
> as soon as it is available.
> UMContent, the University’s current web CMS is scheduled for eventual
> retirement. As of right now, the plan is to continue to have UMContent
> available through at least November 2014.
> Options for migrating content from UMContent to Drupal will be evaluated.
> For web content needs that may not require a robust enterprise-level
> system, other content management applications including Google Sites,
> WordPress and others will be available.
> More information on the Drupal implementation plan and other options will
> be shared as it becomes available. News, information and updates will be
> posted on the project website<https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/web-cms-drupal-initiative-news-information-and-updates/>at
> <https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/web-cms-drupal-initiative-news-information-and-updates/>
> --
> *Andria **Waclawski*
> Creative Services Lead
> Office of the VP for Research <http://www.research.umn.edu/>
> University of Minnesota
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Sara Hurley
Instructional Designer & Team Lead
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota