Coming August 11, 2009

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WordPress as a CMS

I’ve been working on using WP to present browseable, searchable collection level records for archival and special collection material. It is in beginning stages but I can demo and talk about some of the logic and choices behind it. It is largely inspired by Rob Cox’s work on UMarmot and a paper he gave at the PACSCL Something New for Something Old conference. I would be curious to hear how other people have been using WP as a CMS, rather than just a blogging platform. I’d also be interested in hearing about other open source CMS use to display collection information, particularly projects with Drupal.

Other things I am interested in hearing about, but wouldn’t be able to present on:  Oral history, particulary low cost, low tech barrier ways to present full oral history audio files online; discussions about oral history in general; outreach to and documentation of diverse communities; crowdsourcing.