What is CMS?
At its simplest, CMS is an acronym for a “content management system”. But inherent within a CMS, there is more – CMS is not only about a system or piece of software, it’s also about a Strategy and about Services.
Why is CMS important?
Whether referring to a system, service, or strategy, a CMS can enable the sustainable creation and on-going maintenance of high quality websites by establishing a common baseline of standards such as the consistent use of a common-look and feel template (or “CLF”), as well as common platforms on which to build new emerging technologies.
CMS and the Web at UBC
- Decentralized and fractured
- Dozens of systems in place including open source, homegrown, vendor solutions, nothing at all
- Maturity of open-source tools
- Adoption at all levels of the university
- Acknowledgment that for an institution of our size and complexity, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution
- Working towards providing sustainable solutions with centrally-provisioned resources
- Support the community by building connections between people and collaborating where collaboration makes sense
- Coordinated content management strategies
- Content repositories, syndication, re-purposing
- Integration with social media