This page provides details of the "Content Management Systems" workshop session facilitated by Paul Browning, University of Bristol and Mike Lowndes, Natural History Museum at the Institutional Web Management: 2001 workshop held at Queen's University Belfast on 25-27 June 2001.
Web-enabled databases are key to delivering and maintaining structured content. The first part of this session will be devoted to a "middleware head-to-head" - a compare and contrast exercise that will explore the software approaches that can connect databases to Web pages.
Although structured content is important, the biggest challenge is managing less structured content. The second part of this session will present a case study of the Natural History Museum which uses a mixture of commercial and open source products to deliver an outward facing Web site and a departmental intranet.