Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites: Case Studiesby Yu
Holly Yu, MLIS, is Web Administrator and reference librarian at the University Library, California State University, Los Angeles. She coordinates the development and maintenance of the Library's web site, and is heavily involved in designing and testing web interfaces for the library. She also provides curricular support, library instruction and reference services to students and faculty. She is the author of "Web Accessibility and the Law: Recommendations for Implementation" (Library Hi Tech, vol 20 no.4). She has presented at American Library Association conferences and regional conferences, as well as the Internet Librarians' conference on the topics of web site usability and library web development. She is active in the Library Information & Technology Association (LITA) and the American Library Association (ALA).
Using database-driven web pages or web content management (WCM) systems to manage increasingly diverse web content and to streamline workflows is a commonly practiced solution recognized in libraries to-day. However, limited library web content management models and funding constraints prevent many libraries from purchasing commercially available WCM systems. And, the lack of much needed technical expertise in building in-house WCM systems presents a great challenge for libraries of all types. Content and Workflow Management for Library Websites: Case Studies provides practical and applicable web content management solutions through case studies. It contains successful database-to-web applications as employed in a variety of academic libraries. The applications vary in scope and cover a range of practical how-to-do-it examples from database-driven web development, locally created web content management systems, systems for distributing content management responsibilities, dynamic content delivery, to open source tools, such as MySQL and PHP to manage the content. Issues and challenges associated with the development process are discussed. Authors will also discuss detours, sand traps, and missteps necessary to a real learning process.
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