January 28, 2022

New Article: “Content Management Systems: Trends in Academic Libraries”

The following article appears in the latest issue (32.2) of Information Technology and Libraries published by LITA.


Content Management Systems: Trends in Academic Libraries


Ruth Sara Connell
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN


Information Technology and Libraries
32.2; 2013


Academic libraries, and their parent institutions, are increasingly using Content Management Systems (CMSs) for website management.  In this study, the author surveyed academic library web managers from four-year institutions to discover whether they had adopted CMSs, which tools they were using, and their satisfaction with their website management system.  Other issues, such as institutional control over library website management, were raised.   The survey results showed that CMS satisfaction levels vary by tool, and that many libraries do not have input into the selection their CMS because the determination is made at an institutional level.  These findings will be helpful for decision makers involved in the selection of CMSs for academic libraries.

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