Alice Ainsworth discusses the subject of planning content migration in this article. She describes the process as “dull but essential” – and few would argue over that. A series of 5 steps are outlined to help the reader understand the process and plan for it effectively:
- Know where your current content position.
- Remove unwanted content by using feedback from web stats packages to decide what to keep.
- Plan your information architecture.
- Avoid fully outsourcing or automating content migration and view it as an opportunity to refresh content also.
- Build training and quality assurance into the migration process.
“Migrating the content of a council website can be a pretty intimidating task. The typical local government site will have thousands of pages, pdf downloads and images. Depending on the way you work you might also have a couple of hundred content owners/authors to think about.” [Read More]
Readers may also be interested in David Hobbs’ Migration Handbook site which covers similar subject matter.
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