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 

Questions should be directed to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[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