Submitted on behalf of Jennifer Vinopal: As the website redesign project progresses and the project team is gathering information for the “About Us” section of the site, a few questions have come up about content that will likely not be migrated to the Libraries new website. This is mostly internally-focused or highly specialized content (e.g., project documentation, info on committees, staff-facing departmental info) that would be better located in a platform designed for collaborative staff use.
The Libraries’ site on CarmenWiki (https://carmenwiki.osu.edu/display/libraries/Home) is the best place for this type of material. CarmenWiki is designed for collaboration and team work. Pages are publicly accessible by default, though they can be made private if you need. CarmenWiki pages can also be easily linked from other places, including emails, web pages, etc.
Some of you are already actively using the CarmenWiki for your committees and departmental work. But for those who are unfamiliar with CarmenWiki or who need a refresher, we will hold training sessions and make help materials available over the summer.
Reminders: We will not move any content into CarmenWiki without talking to the content owners. The website redesign team will move the content; you won’t have to do it yourself.
During the next few months the website redesign team and I will share with you more information about the timeline for the migration of content into CarmenWiki, training sessions and help materials, and give you tips on the best places to store your documents.
If you have any questions or comments, please use the Website Redesign project feedback form.