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Archivist for Student Life and Technical Services
Duke University Archives, North Carolina
Content Management Systems: Who Makes the Rules?
Jill Katte is the Archivist for Student Life and Technical Services at the Duke University Archives. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the Duke University Archives in October 2002, where she provides outreach to student organizations and supervises processing and XML encoding for the department. Jill currently serves as Web Liaison for the Society of American Archivists Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable, as a member of the NC EAD Standards Working Group, and as the webmaster for the Society of North Carolina Archivists.
Confronted with the task of managing increasing amounts of web-based information, educational institutions like Duke University are adopting content management systems to manage these electronic records. The use of CMS in higher education presents institutional archivists with opportunities and challenges in ensuring that CMS- based web records are scheduled and preserved correctly. "Content Management Systems: Who Makes the Rules" is an NHPRC-funded project to examine the use of CMS at educational institutions around the country.
This session will provide an overview of the project and will review data gathered from information technology professionals and archivists on CMS usage, CMS applications that are being employed to control web records, rules that are in place to guide versioning of web records, and how those rules are established. The presenters also will review long-range goals for the management and preservation of electronic records and will discuss their methodology for gathering feedback on the use of CMS at Duke's peer institutions.