We have been working for some time now to identify whether a Content Management System would help alleviate some of our site management issues. A small group of stakeholders here in the library has been working to evaluate our open source options and test building content and managing it to see if any of them are a fit. We were initially interested in Lenya, Joomla, Plone and Drupal. Today, we released our report to the library administration. We will most likely be working with Drupal as the closest fit to our existing skill sets and will be moving forward with a production evaluation of several key areas of our site. That will allow us to get a better feel as to whether it can be installed in an environment like our systems staff have built and whether it can be configured so that it can handle the load that we know we will be throwing at it if we were to shift the entire site over.
This summer we are releasing a new tutorial for business students at the University of Texas. The tutorial will take students through the process of conducing business research.
The tutorial was created using HTML, CSS, and PHP. The videos were created with Adobe Captivate and Camtasia. We will pilot the tutorial with business students this Summer, and launch it officially in the Fall.