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ERIC Number: EJ799849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Tackling the Problem of Repurposing Web Content
Gerber, Nathan; Merker, Lance
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n1 p62-65 2008
Like many institutions across the country, Utah Valley State College (UVSC) found itself struggling to keep its website current. In the spring of 2003, the UVSC's IT department began looking at alternatives that would simplify and streamline the process of updating the university's web pages. Specifically, they wanted a straightforward way to repurpose content across pages. After looking at many different content management systems (CMSs), the IT staff hit on XML (Extensible Markup Language) technology and began looking at the systems that use it. XML offers a way to create components or "chunks" of data that can be easily reused and reformatted for different purposes. In this article, the authors share the experiences of UVSC in using an XML-based content management system for the maintenance of its website. The authors also offers several recommendations for the implementation of an XML-based content management system program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah