What is happening?
• The University’s current Sitecore license expires December 2020
• April – August 2018: University Relations – Digital (UR Digital) did a review and needs assessment, and decided to explore options
• September 2018: Request for Proposal was sent out
• January 2019: Presentations to UR Digital by short-listed vendors
• March 2019: Decision to be made
• May 2019 – November 2020: Window for migration to a new platform
Didn’t we just do this?
• December 2008: First UAlberta Sitecore license, renewed every three years since (2011, 2014, 2017)
• May 2013: First faculty migration to “Sitecore 3” completed (Medicine)
• May 2013 – December 2014: Majority of faculties (faculty level) migrated to Sitecore 3
• September 2018: All faculties and departments migrated, except Engineering
• March 2018: All faculties on Sitecore 3, Sitecore 2 closed.
What does this mean for us?
• The goal is that 80% of the migration process will be initiated & migrated over by UR Digital web team. The remainder 20% of content and layout to be a manually moved by ALES IT Web Team.
• There will be no development work done by UR Digital until everyone at the University has migrated to this new platform.
• ALES content changes will proceed as normal.
• Expect a content freeze prior to the ALES migration.
• Sites not on Sitecore are not involved in this migration
• Developing a project plan and timeline
• Keeping this web page updated with the latest information
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