5Re: [ia-cms-l] Re: CMS: What do they do well - and what do they still need to do
- Sep 23, 2003mike wrote:
> In my vision of what a content management system should do, it would</snip>
> 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.
In my vision a content management system manages content for several
delivery methods, not just websites. I agree a *web* content
management system should manage content at both page and site level.
A *content* management system should allow you to manage content at a
topic and "document" level even if that "document" is actually an
online help system.
I know IA is mostly concerned with web delivery, and while that pays
the bills that's fine, but I would like to see and use a more holistic
view where the requirements for information are analysed at a higher
level and the best way to communicate the information is implemented -
which may be through a website, but may include other avenues or
combinations of approaches all of which should be able to be sourced
from the content contained in a content management system.
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