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Hi everyone -

We're embarking on the wireframe phase of a Plone project, and I'm curious if any of you could share resources for identifying great "products" and info-architecture practices in Plone.

Have you been able to find existing re-usable modules relevant for higher ed? Or have you developed your own for the ground up?

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Hi Karen,

We completed and launched our new (and first) Plone site in October.

We did our wireframe and architecture planning without regard to the tool. We were already aware we would have to develop some products on our own and that we would be able to do that with Plone. In other words, we wanted a tool to conform to our needs, not base our wireframes/architecture around a given tool.

We created four of our own "products" for:
- Our user roles and workflow
- Our custom content types for job openings and financial aid programs (and more to come)
- Our theme
- Our academic catalog

The only third-party product we are using is FacultyStaffDirectory by Weblion. I attribute this to a desire to keep things simple. As Plone newbies, we wanted few places for things to go wrong. Now that we are up and running, and learning more, we are starting to consider other products. However, I don't think any of them are higher-ed specific. We are hoping that one day we have the skill to contribute back some higher-ed specific products to the community.

As far as resources for identifying great products, we keep an eye on the Planet Plone feed and the Plone Products feed. We are maintaining an internal list of "products to watch" that we are either waiting to mature or waiting till we are ready to implement.
Hello,

I don't have direct experience deploying Plone in higher ed environment but I know the folks from Penn State (WebLion) that do nothing but Plone for their university. You might want to check out their wiki here:
https://weblion.psu.edu/trac/weblion/wiki

Cheers!
Darci Hanning (geeklibrarian on Twitter and darcilicious on #plone at freenode.org)

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