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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Office of Information Technology
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities