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Managing Content Migration & Maintenance

Managing Content Migration & Maintenance

University of Illinois Web Conference


Ron Bronson

April 06, 2017

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  1. Tackling Content Migration & Maintenance Ron Bronson #uofiwebcon 2017

  2. Most of the information that exists about content migration comes

    from consultants.
  3. Defining Migration v. Maintenance

  4. Content Migration: Conversion, reorganization and/or consolidation of existing content to

    new platform or infrastructure.
  5. Content Maintenance: Processes and operations of existing web content infrastructure.

  6. • Content inventory • Author Permissions Audit • Stakeholder Interviews

    • Taking stock of the information architecture • Eliminating Outdated Content Where Migration & Maintenance Intersect
  7. • Lack of expertise devoted exclusively to content. • Too

    many moving parts. • People lacking the authority to engage the people necessary to move the project forward. The Challenges of Managing Content
  8. What are your unique challenges to managing content & migration?

  9. How to avoid the pitfalls of overly complicating things.

  10. The fallacy of good experiences: Notion that people like engaging

    with our content/platforms and thus we should keep doing things the way we’ve always done them.
  11. • Assess what the most important pieces are. • Don’t

    try to tackle everything at once. • Recognize your constraints ◦ Institutional ◦ Internal ◦ Departmental • Understand what matters • Spare the details. Moving Migration Forward
  12. Content Inventory

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  15. Web Governance is people being able to answer who can

    get things published on the institutional website.
  16. Takeaways

  17. Tusen Takk. ron@ronbronson.com work.ronbronson.com