Content Management Systems

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Definition

  • Content management, or CM, is a set of processes and technologies that support the evolutionary life cycle of digital information.Wikipedia about CMSs
  • digital content life cycle consists of 6 primary phases:
    • create
    • update
    • publish
    • translate
    • archive
    • retrieve.

A content management system is a set of automated processes that may support the following features:

  • Import and creation of documents and multimedia material
  • assigning roles and responsibilities for different instances of content categories or types.
  • affording the access of users with pre-assigned roles
  • defining workflow tasks
  • tracking and managing multiple versions of a single instance of content
  • publishing the content to a repository

Related and overlapping concepts

  • workflow and workflow management - A workflow is a depiction of a sequence of operations, declared as work of a person, work of a simple or complex mechanism, work of a group of persons,[1] work of an organization of staff, or machines. Workflow may be seen as any abstraction of real work, segregated in workshare, work split or whatever types of ordering. For control purposes, workflow may be a view on real work under a chosen aspect,[2] thus serving as a virtual representation of actual work. The flow being described often refers to a document that is being transferred from one step to another.
  • workflow application is a software application which automates, at least to some degree, a process or processes. The processes are usually business-related, but it may be any process that requires a series of steps that can be automated via software. Some steps of the process may require human intervention, such as an approval or the development of custom text, but functions that can be automated should be handled by the application. Advanced applications allow users to introduce new components into the operation.
  • document management system - a DMS is a computer system (or set of computer programs) used to track and store electronic documents and/or images of paper documents.
  • knowledge base - A knowledge base (or knowledgebase; abbreviated KB, kb or Δ[citation needed]) is a special kind of database for knowledge management, providing the means for the computerized collection, organization, and retrieval of knowledge. Ex: TUSK

Examples

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