My view of content management is that it should include site
management features - but I haven't seen a lot of good examples of it.
My view point is that content management systems are adept at
allowing users to create and update web pages, and post them to a web
site. However, they are less adept at taking that new content and
updating the navigation on the site in the appropriate spot. Most of
the time, it appears to be a manual process.
In my vision of what a content management system should do, it would
contain an automated inventory of all of the content, which would
include all of the information that IA's typically collect manually
through a site audit. It would then give you tools to work with that
content inventory and update/regenerate navigation as necessary.
Primarily, content authors would provide enough metadata that this
content inventory could be automatically updated with new content and
regenerate the necessary site navigation automatically. (If I were to
dream further, IA's would have the tools necessary to later revamp,
reorganize, and update the navigation en masse as the site evolves.)
Sure, we have little point solutions here and there that meet some of
these needs. But I don't see a total solution - or even a framework
for building a solution - from vendors.
Perhaps I've looked at the wrong vendors. In the past, I've heard
"you can do it" and found out that really "you can build it yourself
if you need it".
--- In email@example.com, David Heller <bolinhanyc@y...> wrote:
> Can you give examples of what is sitemanagement vs.
> content management?
> -- dave