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.
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
>> Questions should be directed to [log in to unmask] or the technology service
>> desk at (612) 301-4357 (1-HELP on campus).
>> John Starr
>> Business Analyst
>> Office of Information Technology
>> University of Minnesota - Twin Cities(612) 624-3668
> Dan Sagisser
> Information Architect and Project Manager
> College of Education and Human Development
> Phone: 612-626-1325
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