University of Notre Dame to Co-Develop Campus Pipeline Luminis Suite

May 29, 2002

Campus Pipeline Will Help University Create, Manage, and Brand Its Digital Campus Content

SOUTH BEND, Ind. and SALT LAKE CITY – May 29, 2002 – One of the nation’s most prominent institutions, The University of Notre Dame today announced it will streamline the creation of its campus Web content, personalize communication, and manage the Notre Dame brand with the Campus Pipeline(TM) Luminis(TM) Content Management Suite. Notre Dame is also joining Campus Pipeline’s Pillar Institutions Program, a collaborative product development program.

“As a Pillar Institution, we will work with Campus Pipeline and other leading universities to define and customize a content management solution for the specific needs of higher education. While we considered other partnerships, we felt Campus Pipeline’s historical commitment to higher education gave them a better understanding of the diversity of needs on the campus, and the nature of their products and services better met the special challenges we face. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate in the development of the next generation of Web-based services, and the early application of tools that will allow our academic and administrative departments to more effectively manage the explosion of Web-based content on our campus,” said CIO Gordon Wishon.

The university began evaluating content management options in 2000, when the accelerated adoption of Web technologies by campus constituents made it a challenge to keep Web content current, accurate, complete, and reliably accessible. Tom Monaghan, director of University Web Administration, and his information technology (IT) team launched a strategic initiative named Project HoneyComb to address this challenge. The team measured and defined constituent needs, detailed functional and technical requirements, and determined the effects of introducing a new, enterprise-wide content management system.

The resulting plan outlined the goals that also served as the decision-making criteria for selecting a vendor partner:

– Implement an enterprise-wide content management system that would serve as the single source for the development and delivery of Notre Dame Web content,

– Launch a University Web portal that provides University community members personalized and customized access to information and services, and

– Exploit existing and future technology investments by integrating legacy data and Web applications into the University portal.

Following a rigorous, two-year comparison between the Luminis software and other leading content management products widely used in the corporate sector, Monaghan and his IT team selected the Campus Pipeline Luminis solution. The Luminis products met the project’s first goal and will solve the University’s immediate content management needs by providing enterprise infrastructure for publishing and managing Web content. For the remaining goals, Notre Dame will explore using Luminis technologies to deliver additional online services through a single sign-on digital campus network.

Additional factors that contributed to Notre Dame’s decision included Campus Pipeline’s adherence to open standards, ease of use for non-technical staff, and strategic co-development relationships. Campus Pipeline partnered with leading universities, Sun Microsystems, and Documentum Inc., a content and document management company, to develop the Luminis family of content management, platform, and advanced integration products. In addition to Notre Dame, institutions participating in the Pillar Institutions Program include: Appalachian State University, Drexel University, Lehigh University, Mississippi State University, Pepperdine University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, the University of Akron, the University College of Dublin, and the University of Miami.

“Notre Dame will be an outstanding contributor to the Pillar Institutions Program,” said Tom Lewis, chairman and chief executive officer of Campus Pipeline. “Their experience, insight, and innovation will eventually benefit every institution that chooses to unify its campus with the Luminis product family.”

In tandem with purchasing a license to use the Luminis product family, Notre Dame has purchased Campus PipelineSM Services. Staff from Notre Dame’s IT department, the Mendoza College of Business, the University Library, and the Office of Human Resources will work together with the Campus Pipeline Services group to apply the Luminis™ Recommended Success Formula program, developed to ensure rapid and successful implementation and deployment of the technology. Notre Dame plans to launch the initial content management phase of its digital campus at the end of 2002.

Slated for rollout in early 2003, the second phase of Project HoneyComb will include development of the University’s first faculty and staff portal, offering anytime, anywhere access to internal announcements, campus resources and news, and administrative services to its nearly 3,500 staff and faculty members. In the future, the University may offer all constituents including students, prospective students and their parents, and alumni access to the digital campus.

Based on open standards, Campus Pipeline products can be integrated with an institution’s choice of student information systems, course management systems, and a wide range of other technologies and applications. Campus Pipeline offers integration solutions for third-party systems including, among others, Blackboard, Datatel, e-College, JA-SIG uPortal, Jenzabar, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Poise, SCT, WebCT, and homegrown applications, enabling an institution to realize its unique vision of a digital campus. Pricing for the Campus Pipeline Web Platform and the Luminis product family varies based on institution size and customization requirements.

About The University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame,, is an independent, national Catholic university with a student body drawn from all 50 states and some 87 foreign countries. Notre Dame ranks third nationally among major universities in the graduation rate of all students and offers baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees in its arts & letters, architecture, science & engineering, law and business programs. Since 1842 it has held fast to its mission of providing an academic community of higher learning, teaching and research, scholarship and publication, and service and community.

About Campus Pipeline, Inc.

Campus Pipeline, Inc., an UPSIDE magazine “Hot 100” Internet Infrastructure award winner and Codie Award “Best Educational Total Comprehensive Solution” finalist, delivers software and services for higher education, helping institutions unify campus data, enterprise applications, and services into a Web-centralized “digital campus.” Today more than 150 colleges and universities worldwide use Campus Pipeline technologies including the Campus Pipeline(TM) Web Platform, the industry’s first and most widely used Web platform, and the Campus Pipeline(TM) Luminis(TM) family of platform, content management, and integration products, to build their unique vision of a unified digital campus. For more information, call 888.682.PIPE or visit

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Contact Information:

Laura Kvinge, Campus Pipeline Inc., 801.257.4158,

Stephanie Miller, PPCH PR, 801.487.4800×144,

Bill Gilroy, University of Notre Dame, 547-631-7367,