A list of Content Management Systems for University of Newcastle Researchers

Content management systems

Content Management Systems (CMS) are used to create websites and publish documents without the user having to know the ins and outs of web development.

Content Management Systems usually require a server to be set up. Before attempting to set up your own, talk to either your Intersect eResearch analyst or our on campus IT support group to discover hosting options available to you.

Wikipedia maintains a comprehensive list of Content Management Systems.

What is it and how do I get it? When should I use it? What caveats or obstacles are there? *Support?


The University of Newcastle's Content is called Squiz and is used for managing the University of Newcastle's web pages.

Requests for approval for access to edit the university's web pages can be obtained from  Marketing and PR, Web Services.

When constructing and editing any web pages for our University's Departments, Faculties, Schools, Research Centres or Institutes.

You are required to undertake Squiz training prior to being granted access.

More information on training can be obtained by contacting Marketing & PR, Web Services.

UoN Supplied


An open source Content Management System (CMS) used to build and manage website's.

You should use Drupdal when constructing complex websites if you don't have the knowledge of web development.

Drupal is extremely powerful and very flexible.It is preferable that all University of Newcastle websites be run under the UoN Web Services framework (refer CMS2 above).

Drupal is not stand alone, it requires a web server to host the files and there is a slight learning curve needed for the user to be able to operate the software.

End User

* Support Source of Support for Service
UoN Supplied Deployed, managed and supported by the University and provided to Researchers at no additional cost.
UoN Supported Deployed, managed and supported by the University with some additional costs to the Researcher, Centre or Faculty.
End User The item is end user supported.The University is not in a position to provide technical support or assurances that the product will work within the University environment.
External (Organisation) Deployed, managed and supported by an organisation external to the University. Additional costs may apply.