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  • seth_earley
    Welcome to the group Cynthia. I have a colleague who does a lot of Open Source CMS work so I will see what they recommend with Plone. Just curious, how do you
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 2, 2006
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      Welcome to the group Cynthia. I have a colleague who does a lot of
      Open Source CMS work so I will see what they recommend with Plone.

      Just curious, how do you plan on tagging the 5000 documents? Will
      you be able to apply a rules based approach or will you need to
      manually review and tag the documents?

      Seth

      >
      > Hello from a newbie,
      >
      > My name is Cynthia Berman. I am a "technical communication
      > specialist" at the University of Washington in beautiful Seattle.
      I
      > also have extensive experience in indexing, a task I miss very
      much.
      >
      > I have been on the periphery of database publishing (remember
      > that?)/KM/CMS/controlled vocabularies since the mid-1990s. I call
      it
      > the periphery because I have participated in pilot CMS projects,
      > written proposals, done PowerPoint presentations, built
      demonstration
      > thesauri, and attended conferences, but I still haven't had a
      client
      > or employer who was ready to take the plunge. They always wanted a
      > different department to go first.
      >
      > Luckily, that's about to change and I can hardly wait!
      >
      > I work with a Unisys COBOL (remember that?) payroll and personnel
      > system. There is an amazing amount of content spanning almost 30
      > years. I need to design the categories and vocabulary to tag the
      > documents with metadata and then start tagging process. There are
      > about 5000 documents...
      >
      > The result of this effort will be a document management system -
      > essentially an inventory system - for the content "widgets." It
      will
      > not be a fancy CMS with a wonderful, enforced writing model. The
      > immediate need is for the documents to be in a logically or
      > physically in the same place and readily available for production
      > support, developers, and operations. The software decision for the
      > CMS appears to be Plone.
      >
      > I need to find a metadata tool that is Plone-friendly. If anyone
      has
      > suggestions for metadata tools - especially those that play nicely
      > with Plone - please let me know. I am at the very beginning of the
      > Plone learning-curve, an understatement if ever there was one.
      >
      > I am really looking forward to the upcoming Retrospective Indexing
      > seminar.
      >
      > Thank you for the wonderful transcription of the talk by Mr.
      > Ranganathan. I really enjoyed it.
      >
      > Happy New Year to you all,
      >
      > Cynthia Berman
      > University of Washington
      > 206-897-1415
      >
    • Cynthia F. Berman
      Hi Seth, I m still working on the tagging triage. This is my spare time project. I truly hope it can become my full time project in 2006. I was thinking
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 3, 2006
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        Hi Seth,
        I'm still working on the tagging triage.  This is my "spare time" project. I truly hope it can become my full time project in 2006. I was thinking about it over the holiday and I think that date, author, data type, and topic will probably be my first sorting factors.  My first stop will be talking to the clients to better understand their perspective.
         
        I'm looking forward to hearing if your Open Source CMS friend has any suggestions for Plone.
         
        Happy New Year,
        Cynthia Berman

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