Digital Agenda: 1st site created on the EC’s new Drupal7 “Multisite” platform

Digital Agenda: 1st site created on the EC’s new Drupal7 “Multisite” platform

The first site launched (in 2011-2012) on the EC's Multisite Drupal7 Platform, thus pioneering EC Drupal Platforms in terms of technology, user requirement defitinition and governance.

An early example of web rationalisation, its architecture prioritises publication by DG CNECT staff via a multiplatform blog and Twitter over pages of turgid prose and PDFs.

It also integrated with - rather than reproduced - two existing external repositories via APIs: 

  • CNECT’s Oracle/Coldfusion-based Newsroom,
  • the EU Publication Office’s CORDIS database of research projects.

Both repositories had different taxonomies, which had to be mapped to the site’s new architecture, itself derived from an AI-driven semantic analysis of their previous site using OpenCalais, as well as audience research (card sorting, persona development, site statistics analysis) and other clever tricks.

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