Initiatives

Major initiatives are multi-year efforts and affect many University departments.

Drupal 7 Upgrade

Est. Start: TBD
IPP #2020-1911

This is the formal project to upgrade all OIT-supported Drupal 7 websites to Drupal 8/9. A SAGIT funding request for this project will be made at a future date.

Today, if you engage in a project with Web Development Services, we will build your website in Drupal 8 (soon to be Drupal 9). Upgrading to Drupal 8 does not need to wait for this project. 

If you wish to use our Site Builder platform (formerly called the Template System) to build your website in Drupal 8, the platform will be ready in September 2020.

Website Accessibility

PHASE 1: Now - Winter 2020
IPP #2018-1517

OIT will work with key campus partners in a multi-phase effort to ensure their websites meet the University's Digital Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

A project manager and digital accessibility developer will create a project plan for each website. OIT-supported websites will get hands-on development help in some cases. 

Scholarly Websites Assessment

PHASE 1: Now - Winter 2020
IPP #2020-2151

As part of the IT service management lifecycle, we will evaluate the current service for faculty websites to identify key features as well as areas of improvement.

This assessment will examine the existing OpenScholar service as well as survey users of other platforms. This is in anticipation of OpenScholar's Drupal 7 to 8 upgrade. 

Faculty are encouraged to share their feedback about OpenScholar or their other professional websites. Log in with your Princeton NetID to complete these surveys.