January 2013


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Gabe Ormsby <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:00:08 -0600
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I wonder if this is how Luke felt as Vader threw the Emperor off that ledge :-)

Great news—Now the onus is on us to make the implementation work well
for everyone.

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 at
> https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/web-cms-drupal-initiative-news-information-and-updates/.
> 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

Gabe Ormsby
Web Project Coordinator
University of Minnesota