MNN Transitions to the Latest Version of Community Media Drupal

MNN is pleased to announce our successful transition to the latest version of Community Media Drupal (CMD). This end-to-end open source media management database was built in collaboration with a national network of Community Media Centers, both large and small, and sets us up to facilitiate producer-to-producer interactions, online reservations and class registration, and many more features.

CMD development was truly a team effort and we benefitted from assistance with testing, coding, documenting and organizing. Developers Kevin Reynen of A Little Help Hosting, Mark Libkuman and Eric Goldhagen of Openflows Community Technology Lab created a CMD setup that enables staff to manage producers, programing, digital and physical media, class signups, producer reservations and scheduling all the show on our Morpheus TV server. We also used the services of CivicActions.

This was a daunting task for an organization like MNN, which has 40+ staff and a huge inventory of 8,000 items spread across two locations. The system had to incorporate our seven studios, several classes a week, four 24/7 public access channels and 900 active producers, as well as be able to adapt as MNN adds new capabilities and grows in 2014 and beyond.

"This success shows the viability and practicality of CMD for the largest centers," said MNN's Digital Media Manger and MNN/CMD project lead, Craig Sinclair, "It is our fond hope that the many smaller stations around the country will benefit from the work too, using code written for MNN to themselves benefit from the most advanced, scalable, and stable way to manage community Media in the 21st Century."

See CMD in Action 
If you are interested in seeing how other Community Media Centers are using CMD, visit Channelaustin.org and retn.org. To learn more about the wider CMD movement, visit CMDrupal.org.