A laptop shows the Government of Canada website prompting the user to select English or French-language pages.

Government of Canada’s web renewal initiative

250000
Pages and assets migrated
91
Departments and agencies migrated
68
Different source website technologies

Project overview

The Web Renewal Initiative (WRI) was initiated to consolidate social media account management and both active and archived web content from over 90 government institutions to a client-centric, single website (Canada.ca) delivered on an outsourced cloud based Managed Web Service (MWS).

Client:
Government of Canada

Government of Canada source repositories statistics

  • 1,500 government websites
  • 91 departments / agencies
  • 10 million pages / assets

Challenges

  • 68 disparate web technologies.
  • Multiple different source website technologies (Drupal, SharePoint, WordPress, etc.).
  • Various CLF & WET versions.
  • Inconsistent/error prone markup from site-to-site, page-to-page.
  • Outdated and redundant content.
  • 17 unique templates.
  • Content assets in 15 languages integrated into the English and French official language websites.

MiCore & AEM toolkit

Oproma was tasked with developing an end-to-end solution for the content discovery, assessment, transformation and migration part of the Web Renewal Initiative.

Using MiCore, Oproma developed a reusable blueprint which consists of our best practices, software toolkit, methodology and integrated working teams. These elements were key in the successfully delivery of an accelerated automation solution.

MiCore and the AEM Toolkit was used for over 90% of all pages and assets transformed and migrated to Adobe Experience Manager. MiCore was also used in the collection and migration of all Proactive Disclosure information to the GoC Open Data platform.

Technical highlights

  • Web Content assessments.
  • Content Inventories / Analysis.
  • Mapping numerous existing HTML components to AEM components.
  • Web Experience Toolkit (WET) class remapping for all CLF/WET versions.
  • URL Remapping for pages and assets.
  • Content transformation and migration using iterative approach.
  • Post-processing content directly in AEM.

Value realization

  • Reusable blueprint that accelerated delivery automation by 90%
  • Reduced manual transformations time and effort by 95%, saving time, money and resources.
  • Reduced exceptions through automatic remapping of links to new content and asset locations.
  • Rules‐based normalization of metadata.
  • Ability to merge content from multiple sources in order to generate hybrid content and assets.
  • Automatic migration of any related assets into the appropriate target location.

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