Our College plans to discontinue creating academic PDF catalogs and go straight to a full online version.
Besides St. John Fischer College's online catalog, are there any other institutions using the dotCMS that have an online catalog they can share with us as an example. We would like to collect some ideas on what we/dotCMS can do.
Thanks so much!
We just went live with our dotcms website. I would be interested in understanding your approach to the online catalog using dotcms. Was the catalog capability built, or was it a separate purchase, or something between?
Thanks for any insights,
Sorry for such a delayed response! To answer your question, we created our online catalog, in-house through custom web page design and structure form creation, and importing our course listing and description via PowerCampus. It's a start of, what I'm sure will be, an evolution of how we handle our online catalog. You can view ours at www.cse.edu/catalog.
We received some pretty positive feedback about transferring our print catalog, online. The challenges that we do find include:
Recently, I have begun a redesign project for our academic portion to the web site, which hopefully will address the second issue/challenge, in which the program landing pages will strictly be strategic ideas and outcomes of each program's objectives, linking directly to their portion within the online catalog, should users wish to know more information.
Hope this helps - I'd be happy to answer any other questions you may have. Again, sorry for the delay!