Oxford Mosaic, our new web CMS platform, will launch as a fully supported service on 14 June. Training courses for new users wishing to use the service will be available in July.
The platform has been available in a public preview phase since July 2016. The service is now generally available across the University, allowing research groups, departments, colleges, service units, academics, student societies or cross-institution partnerships to communicate their work or activities with a wider community.
The new platform is aimed at people with little or no content management experience, allowing them to focus on knowledge and content sharing rather than technology. A choice of configurable designs ensures that websites look professional, can meet accessibility standards, and are fully responsive to mobile devices.
Set-up costs are free for all users, and there is a sliding scale of charging levels. The smallest microsites, for small units such as research teams, are available at no cost. Larger, more complex sites can also be built on this platform, which continues to evolve and grow to meet the needs of larger users. The Oxford Mosaic team is currently working on a project with the GLAM division to upgrade the platform so that it can provide the world class level of engaging public-facing websites required by the likes of the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History. The Ashmolean Museum will be the first GLAM unit to make use of this in their new site.
More details of the service, along with examples of websites built on Oxford Mosaic, can be found at http://oxfordmosaic.web.ox.ac.uk/. An interactive demo will be held each term: please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.