Lipscomb University is a private Christian liberal arts university that was founded in 1891. The university is nationally acclaimed for its academic excellence, faith-informed learning and its award winning campus.
Lipscomb University is built on two bedrock principles. First, and foremost, Lipscomb is a distinctively Christian university committed to, secondly, a tireless pursuit of academic excellence. The result is an unusual approach to education that prepares students to build a life, not just earn a living.
Alliance Software's Role
Lipscomb University asked us to help them consolidate their various campus websites into one centrally managed system. Prior to our work with Lipscomb, they maintained mulitple independent web sites on an assortment of server platforms. There was not a consistent design between the various sites, and users would often get confused as to where they were in the information structure. Also, responsibility for the content of the sites was not handled consistently.
Lipscomb wanted a centrally-managed system of sites that would still allow the various departments to control their respective site content, without having to route content changes through technical staff. We installed a customized version of our VitaSite™ multi-site content management solution that allows Lipscomb to have as many sites as needed. Each department can create and edit content for its site, but since the sites are interconnected, that content can be shared across the network of Lipscomb sites. Each site has a place in the new information structure, and shares a consistent graphical and navigational design with all the other campus sites. Also, the content for all the sites is stored in a centrally-managed database, with a monitored backup and recovery system.