Connecting Bates people and their interests
During open forums in 2007 and 2008, members of Bates’ student, faculty, staff, parent, and alumni communities confirmed their deep desire for syndicated updates of news, stories and topics of interest from the Bates College Web site. Unfortunately, the site’s current content management system, Ingeniux (ICMS), does not easily allow site visitors to receive syndicated updates for content categories.
The prototype Web site Bates Views — created in the summer of 2008 — is powered by a robust, yet easy-to-use content management system that allows any site visitor, with just a few clicks, to subscribe to, manage, and receive their desired syndicated updates. The first-generation prototype was intended to demonstrate this one powerful visitor engagement concept.