ILA Best Practices

Migrating Website to a Content Management System

Posted on: December 22, 2008

With our new website, we wanted to be able to take advantage of features that would make the site useful to our community – RSS feeds for users to subscribe to that list the new books recently cataloged, blogs for our library gaming groups, and forums for virtual book clubs. We did not want to code this all by hand. We needed a Content Management System (CMS) that did the hard work for us and allowed us to focus on producing and managing the content.

What CMS to choose? Following our research, we chose Drupal (www.drupal.org) as our CMS. We developed an internal committee of a representative from each department to migrate the relevant information from the old site to the new. It took just two months to go from installing the software to launching the new website. Now we have a site that is current, uses new technologies and is easy to maintain. Submitted by Tim Jarzemsky, Director & Head of Computer Services, Bloomingdale Public Library

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1 Response to "Migrating Website to a Content Management System"

Hi Tim,

I’m glad to see this post. Could you let me know what other companies you considered? Do you have a RFP form you used?

Thank you,
Meg

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