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					CMS Research and Drupal

    Moving PC into the next
   generation with a new Web
  Content Management System
       PC needs a new CMS
Current system is:
• Slow
• Inflexible
• Custom-built (no documentation)
• Not well-optimized
• Rigid navigation
• Single, limited template
• Lacks Web 2.0 functionality
      Other Colleges Migrating


• Rio Salado has been redesigned
• Gateway and Chandler are in process
• Mesa has chosen Drupal and will be
  moving forward with a redesign
• Estrella is on a redesign path, and will be
  using Drupal
            What is Drupal?


•   Content Management System
•   Content Management Framework
•   Community
•   Open Source
          Open Source vs
           Commercial


Commercial CMS
• Fees, licensing, upgrading
• Fewer modules selection
• Upgrades and enhancements
            Open Source vs
             Commercial


Open Source CMS
• Generally no cost or licensing
• Free to modify
• Large number of modules
              Maricopa Colleges
               Web Sites

•   Microsoft Sharepoint
•   OmniUpdate
•   Microsoft Expression Web
•   Dreamweaver/Contribute
•   Custom CMS
        Open Source Solutions

•   WebGUI
•   MySource Matrix
•   Typo3
•   Wordpress
•   Joomla
•   Drupal
          Drupal Features
• Well-constructed and documented code
• Extensible
            Drupal Features
•   Well-constructed and documented code
•   Extensible
•   Customizable Workflow
•   Content Scheduling
•   Taxonomy (categorization)
•   Inline Page Management
•   Image Resizing
            Drupal Features
•   Webform and Form Builder >
•   Voting
•   Fivestar
•   Twitter
•   Calendar >
•   Mollom spam prevention
•   Multi-site capable
      Multi-site/Special Use
Multisite can address the unique needs of
 Library and Athletics by allowing separate
 modules, theming, and navigation to
 enhance or extend the services and
 content.
           Drupal Features
Other potential features:
• Newsletters
• Micro-sites
• Landing pages
• Mobile web content
• Customizable user home pages
  (dashboard)
• Certain pages and/or content restricted to
  authenticated users
       Additional Benefits


• Ability to grow and adapt
• Interaction with students, employees,
  community
• Relatively frequent upgrade cycle means
  continuous improvement—no stagnation
• Drupal stays ahead of the curve
                Benefits
Drupal issues are handled well
• Usability studies
  - University of Minnesota
  - University of Baltimore
  - 3rd party usability tests and development
• Commercial Support (Acquia)
• Companies and individuals give back
   Universities using Drupal

• ASU
Universities using Drupal
    Universities using Drupal

• ASU
• University of Arizona
Universities using Drupal
    Universities using Drupal

• ASU
• University of Arizona
• Northland Pioneer College (Holbrook, AZ)
Universities using Drupal
      Universities using Drupal

•   ASU
•   University of Arizona
•   Northland Pioneer College (Holbrook, AZ)
•   Portland State University
Universities using Drupal
      Universities using Drupal

•   ASU
•   University of Arizona
•   Northland Pioneer College (Holbrook, AZ)
•   Portland State University
•   Amherst College
Universities using Drupal
      Universities using Drupal

•   ASU
•   University of Arizona
•   Northland Pioneer College (Holbrook, AZ)
•   Portland State University
•   Amherst College
•   Davis Applied Technical College
Universities using Drupal
      Universities using Drupal

•   ASU
•   University of Arizona
•   Northland Pioneer College (Holbrook, AZ)
•   Portland State University
•   Amherst College
•   Davis Applied Technical College
•   Pennsylvania State University (eLearning)
Universities using Drupal
      Universities using Drupal

•   ASU
•   University of Arizona
•   Northland Pioneer College (Holbrook, AZ)
•   Portland State University
•   Amherst College
•   Davis Applied Technical College
•   Pennsylvania State University (eLearning)
•   Harvard, Yale, MIT
      Other sites using Drupal

•   NASA
•   Sony BMG Music (Britney, J-Lo,…)
•   Universal Music Group
•   Recovery.gov
•   Educause
•   Popular Science
•   The Onion
•   Yahoo
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