New Project To Replace University Web Site Content Management System

A new project has started to replace the University web site wide content manafement system (CMS) Polopoly. The project will use an "Agile" development methodology to develop a new CMS using the open source Drupal CMS solution. The development project starts now after successful proof of concept and requirements gathering projects last year.

The new Drupal based CMS will offer:

  • more flexibility for devolved website management
  • better user experience, with a responsive design to work on mobile devices
  • capabilities to enable the wider University developer community to collaborate closely to optimise central and School web sites
  • easier and more cost-effective change management and integration
  • Schools and smaller units the opportunity to join a centrally managed CMS reducing the overall cost of web site administration whilst retaining local control over content

The project will deliver the new CMS by summer of 2014 and migrate the content from the current CMS over to the Drupal based CMS. This migration process will start in summer 2014 and continue into 2015.

If you have an EASE login you can find out more information about this project at: https://www.projects.ed.ac.uk/project/uwp006

Tim Gray IS Applications Division

Project Info

Project
New University-wide Web CMS
Code
UWP006
Programme
Z. ISG - University Website (UWP) (Closed)
Project Manager
Tim Gray
Project Sponsor
Dawn Ellis
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Start Date
31-Jul-2013
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
n/a
Close Date
22-Jan-2016
Category
Discretionary