I am moving to a new school in September after 9 years at this one. It is so hard to disengage myself from all of the tech stuff that I have done over the past few years - wikis, websites, blogs, del.icio.us etc.
My present website - LRC Online
- was written with Dreamweaver and laboriously uploaded at home as our school firewall blocked all ftp. As I wrote it mainly at school, it belongs to the school, although a new librarian will have to move to another host if he/she wants to continue with it as it is all in my name.
So, what I am asking is - what is the best way to build a new site? I want to be able to edit it in a easy and quick way as I will be the sole worker in the library. I have thought of wikis and blogs - but I would rather have something hosted safely. Free things are OK for something that you don't mind losing if the company closes. I have also thought about using a free CMS that I could pay to have hosted.
What are your thoughts? What would you use if you were starting completely from scratch? Where are the best school library sites with the most innovative ideas? I really want to "wow" my new school as I will be the first ever "real" librarian in post, the resources are really poor and most of my impact will have to be via the web at the beginning.