U Virginia School of Nursing Adopts TerminalFour CMS
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia has chosen content management system (CMS) software from TerminalFour to manage its Web site. This is the first university in the United States that the vendor, which is based in Ireland, has signed as a customer.
As the primary communications tool in its ongoing global recruitment drive and the information hub of the school's academic and research programs, the existing Web site needed the ability to manage an exponential growth in content. Owing to the overwhelming volume of information traversing the site, scalability limitations, and publishing bottlenecks, the decision was made to overhaul the Web site and invest in Web content management.
A content management system enables multiple users to contribute to specific areas of a Web site. The university also uses Upstream Content Management System from Upstream Partners to maintain the site for its Cooper Center for Public Service; Adobe Contribute and Ingeniux Content Management System for the School of Arts & Sciences Web sites; and the open source CMS Joomla for the Curry School of Education Web site; among other CMSs on campus.
TerminalFour's Site Manager was selected based on the efficiency of its software and its portfolio of higher education clients, which are primarily located in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Customers include the University of St. Andrews, University College Dublin, and University of Oxford.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.