Announcing the new Content Management Professionals Organization: Become a charter member, spread the word, come to our first face-to-face meeting later this year!
- I am pleased to be part of the formation of the first association for
content management professionals, which is making its official launch
today. Our website is brand-new and still in its infancy, but we have
high hopes that this organization will provide much-needed community,
awareness and standards for the people and practices of content
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NEW CONTENT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS ORGANIZATION
CM Professionals: A Content Management Community of Practice
Bob Doyle, executive director
+1 617 876 5678
Silver Spring MD, September 20, 2004. A group of thirty content
management experts from around the world has announced the
formation of CM Professionals, an international community of
content management professionals whose purpose is to further
best practices based on shared experiences of experts and peers.
CM Pros offers a members-only mailing list, a collaborative
website,discussion forums, issue-oriented group blogs, knowledge
wikis, syndicated web services, a job board, a professional
directory and a calendar of face-to-face meeting opportunities.
CM Pros president Bob Boiko, author of the "Content Management
Bible" and director of the University of Washington iSchool
CMS Evaluation Lab, says, "As the first group of its kind, CM Pros
is a membership organization that enables content management
practitioners to share information, practices and strategies.
This organization is needed to help move the discipline of
content management forward, helping practitioners avoid the
pitfalls and costly mistakes made by others."
"We also envision a variety of members-only services, including
a newsletter, professional discounts and summit-type gatherings
devoid of marketing hype," says Tony Byrne, CMS Watch editor and
CM Pros treasurer.
"CM Pros will raise awareness of content management as an essential
discipline that builds value, both financial and human, for
companies and organizations," says Ann Rockley, author of "Managing
Enterprise Content" and secretary of CM Pros.
CM Professionals will hold its first CM Summit, in conjunction with
the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies, Tuesday,
November 30, 2004 in Boston, Mass. (U.S.A.).
Information on the Gilbane Conference on Content Management
As CM Professionals grows, Boiko says, "We will work closely with
other organizations that share many of our goals. We will coordinate
our thinking about recommended standards for best practices with these
organizations, and we hope to work closely with graduate schools that
are training the next generation of information professionals."
ABOUT CM PROFESSIONALS
CM Professionals is the premier community of practice for people
involved with managing content for electronic and other media.
CM Professionals collects, develops, organizes and provides access
to knowledge about content management through online resources, email
interaction and face-to-face summits. By identifying, refining,
publicizing and advocating for respected content management practices
and models, CM Professionals educates and fosters interaction among
content management professionals, enterprise leadership, product
vendors and university educators. For more information, please visit
the website: http://www.cmprofessionals.org.
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