To discuss why a content management system (CMS) for collection development is necessary in a distance education environment, restructuring technical services in preparation for a CMS implementation, and the actual building of a prototype.
The article outlines the planning and processes necessary in designing and building a CMS from scratch using existing resources and putting them to effective use.
While development and completion of the CMS database was accomplished in a timely fashion, implementation in the library has been slow because of negotiating security issues.
A resource for any academic library considering developing their own CMS in house.
Content management systems are becoming common at large universities with resources to obtain the software “out of the box” and with full time computer support staffs implement them. However, content management systems are much less common in the small university environment. Creating one for managing library collection development is unique.
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