A Library Website Migration

Project Planning in the Midst of a Pandemic

Keywords: content management systems, usability, COVID-19, Springshare, Drupal

Abstract

This article provides a background on the migration of the California State University (CSU), Stanislaus library website from an open-source platform to a content management system specifically designed for library websites. Before the migration, there was a trial of different content management systems (CMS), a student usability study, and consultations with outside web and systems librarians to acquire better insight on their experiences migrating a library website and their familiarity with the different CMS trialed. The evaluation process, website design, and usability study began before the pandemic and the global shift to remote services. However, despite this shift, the timeline for the migration was not altered and the migration was completed as planned. Within a year, the library website migration planning, designing, trialing, and structural organization was completed using a modified waterfall model approach.

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Published
2022-12-19
How to Cite
Vargas Ochoa, I. (2022). A Library Website Migration. Information Technology and Libraries, 41(4). https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v41i4.14801
Section
Communications