Information Technology

Web Services

The Web Services team provides ongoing web server maintenance, web site maintenance, and page creation for the main Butler web site. We assist Butler University colleges, departments, and administrative offices achieve their electronic communication goals. In addition to providing project management and development resources for standard Web site applications, our team offers consultation for information architecture planning, Umbraco CMS training, business process analysis, and other Internet related services.

Recent Projects

The Web Services team has been working closely with the Web Marketing team of University Relations for the past 12 months migrating all 150+ college, department, and administrative websites that reside under the main www.butler.edu website. Prior to the migration itself, Web Services spent months determining what direction the University needed to go with the management of its Web presence. Much research and deliberation went into the decision to replace the "homegrown" system (known as webSnap) with an open source CMS known as Umbraco. Since then, both teams have been working diligently to move each website into the new CMS, including steps such as:

  • Studying and implementing the system
  • Meeting with Umbraco developers to gain insight into its capabilities
  • Obtaining Umbraco certification
  • Mapping out a migration plan
  • Meeting with various faculty, staff, and students to plan individual content migrations
  • Preparing training materials
  • Hosting training sessions
  • Refining the CMS for Butler's needs
  • Developing "macros" (plug-ins, widgets) for the system to simplify complex functionality

Being a "Microsoft shop," Web Services determined that a CMS framework written in Microsoft .NET, like Umbraco, would be best suited to serving Butler's needs. The open Umbraco .NET framework allows Web Services to easily develop miniature applications (macros, widgets) that perform common functions required by Butler websites (video, audio, forms, etc.) and enable the University to place the management of content directly into the hands of those who know their content best: colleges, departments, and offices.

Staff

David AlderDavid Alder - Senior Web Systems Analyst
(317) 940-6384
dalder@butler.edu

Photo Coming SoonWhitney Bryant - Web Analyst
(317) 940-8358
wbryant@butler.edu

Lisa DuvallLisa Duvall - Web Analyst
(317) 940-8528
lduvall@butler.edu

Tim RoeTim Roe - Web Project Manager
(317) 940-9749
troe@butler.edu

 

Kathleen Wilkey Randy DelPrince - Senior Director, Technology Development
(317) 940-9780
rdelprin@butler.edu