University Libraries Publications

Title

Building a local CMS at Kent State

Publication Title

Content Management Systems in Libraries: Case Studies Edited by Bradford Lee Eden

Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Book

DOI

10.1108/07378830610652121

Keywords

Content management, information management, libraries

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the creation of a content management system (CMS) for the Kent State University Libraries & Media Services web site. It describes the requirements for the site and for the CMS, the CMS architecture and components. Design/methodology/approach – This paper describes the genesis and architecture of a locally-written CMS that is strongly focused on metadata. Findings – A review of local, library-specific needs combined with a review of the product universe resulted in the decision to write a local CMS. Practical implications – Includes enumerated goals and requirements for a database-driven and metadata-focused web site. Originality/value – Describes the creation of tools for data management in a locally-written CMS.

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing

Publisher Location

Bingley, West Yorkshire

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