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with Jeff Wisniewski and Cheryl Stenstrom 

Content Management System Case Studies 
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian for the University Library
System at the University of Pittsburgh 
Cheryl Stenstrom, Library Consultant at the British Columbia Public
Library Services Branch 

Wisniewski and Stenstrom describe two different CMS solutions that are
popular with libraries. Explore the strengths and features of each
solution. Wisniewski describes how Dreamweaver and Contribute were
selected and used to maintain University of Pittsburgh's library Web
site and staff intranet. Stenstrom describes Mambo, a popular open
source CMS system that has won several awards, including "Best of the
Show" at LinuxWorld Expo. She shows how Mambo is being used as a
publishing tool and how other plug-ins are helping to foster
collaboration and information sharing among public librarians in the
province of British Columbia. Find out how easy Mambo is to configure,
the range of modules available, and how the tool has been received by
content providers and the community. 

2:30 PM Atlantic 
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 
This course is the companion to Choosing the Right Content Managment
System, but participation in Part 1 was NOT necessary. 

The Benefits 

Find out how easy it is to configure and set up a CMS and how each one
was received by authors and users. Zero in on key features and functions
that matter to your library and start building your CMS requirements

Who Should Participate? 

This session will be of particular interest to those needing to see how
a CMS system works in real settings and for those wanting to speed up
decision making on the product that will work best. 

Key Topics You Will Explore 

* What is MAMBO and how easy is it to set up?
* Do authors need to know HTML to add content with a CMS?
* What CMS features do Dreamweaver and Contribute offer?
* Can either CMS solution let you lock down the design or templates so
authors cannot change the design but only modify the content area?
* How simple is it to add and remove authors?
* Can the publishing workflow require that content added by authors be

Method of Instruction 
Audio conference with Web-based visuals and supported by handout. 


Member: $58.00 + GST 
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST 

What is a WEBCAST? 

This is an expanded version of our popular audio conferences. You will
need a computer and the ability to get on the internet... and a
telephone. That is it. No special hardware; no special software. You
will be given an address on the Web at which you will sign in with a
password that will be given to you in your registration confirmation.
You will be able to see the presenter's desktop and see what he or she
is doing as you watch. Like all audio conferences, there is no limit on
the number of people that might be around the phone at each location.
The limitation will be in how many people can comfortably see the
computer. If you have a data projector, there is probably no limit. 

Jeff Wisniewski has his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh School of
Inform-ation Sciences. He is the Web Services Librarian for the
University of Pittsburgh Library System where he maintains the public
Web site and staff intranet, coordinates technical support for the
University-wide ETD program, and is project manager for new technology
initiatives. He has served as Head Librarian for the Semester at Sea
academic program, a four-month program taking students to twelve
different countries around the world. He served as consulting librarian
for the library at Peking University in Beijing. He has been a Visiting
Lecturer in the School of Information Sciences at the University of
Pittsburgh, has taught numerous workshops covering such topics as Web
site evaluation, JavaScript, Intranet design, the PHP scripting
language, and Cascading Style Sheets, and is a frequent presenter at Web
and Internet conferences. 

Cheryl Stenstrom is a Library Consultant at the British Columbia Public
Library Services Branch. She provides advice and support to the
libraries in BC on technology issues, such as Web site maintenance and
reference database training. Since 2004, she has been developing an
extranet for BC library staff and trustees using Mambo software. While
her previous positions include Systems Librarian at a large urban public
library and a rural regional library, she doesn't consider herself a
techie. Since receiving here MLIS in 1997, she's also been a talking
book producer and reference librarian. 

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