Coming August 11, 2009

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.


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jkramersmyth

in August 7th, 2009 @ 15:28

I am very curious to hear how you and others are using WP to store collection metadata. I have done a lot with WP for my blog – but only read about options for extending to a full blown CMS.


emilyc

in August 11th, 2009 @ 13:38

Hey, we used WordPress MU for this site. I am interested in exploring the custom metadata feature and if anyone has set up a theme using these custom features that we could sample…

Emily from UT-LAITS