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
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Office of Information Technology
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities