Content Management Tools
A content management system (CMS) is a software used to create, edit, manage, search and publish various kinds of digital media and electronic text. CMSs are most often used to manage information such as computer files, image media, audio files, video files, electronic documents, and Web content. Aside from the initial setup, many require minimum technical knowledge to use.
Plone lets non-technical people create and maintain information using only a web browser. Perfect for web sites or intranets, Plone offers superior security without sacrificing extensibility or ease of use.
Usage: Plone is currently being utiliized to manage content for the Rosetta Digital Library (www.rosettaproject.org), and the German Art Institute.
Software to assemble, organize, and share collections of data about resources, like Yahoo! or Google Directory but conforming to international and academic standards for metadata. CWIS was specifically created to help build collections of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources and connect them into NSF's National Science Digital Library, but can be (and is being) used for a wide variety of other purposes.
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Drupal has a web installer making it a very easy tool to down load and install. The software also has many free add-on modules for added features.
Some of the sites and features you will be able to use are:
· Community web portals
· Discussion sites
· Corporate web sites
· Content Management Systems
· Collaborative authoring environments
· Peer-to-peer networking
· Picture galleries
· Intranet applications
· E-commerce applications
· Social Networking sites
Usage: The Ann Arbor District Library uses Drupal to power its web site. (http://www.aadl.org/)
JLibrary is a content management system geared for both personal and enterprise use and gives users a very friendly system when used for information management purposes. The system can be used to store a number of various document forms. Jlibrary is a very flexable and can be used in a number of enviornments. Some of the features of jlibrary include, support for local and networked repositories making it possible for facilities to store documents in multiple locations. Jlibrary also uses compatable standards so that it can be accessed by other frontend applications. Jlibrary's content can also be altered via MS office and other WebDAV applications. You can also search repositories by keyboard, browse the repository content over the web and even add content from various websites.
Jahia offers a web content management sytems that combinines Enterprise Web Content Management with Document Management and Portal features. Jahia provides a complete solution for developing, integrating, delivering, and managing content across Intranets, Extranets, and the Internet.
Content management system widely used by government websites. It allows users to layout content just as the user would see it.
An open source document management software that connects people, processes, and ideas. Collaborate, securely store all your critical documents, address compliance challenges, and focus on providing a simple solution that works for your business.
Content management system that allows users to build and manage web based online content.
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Read the Greenstone Factsheet for more information.
DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets.
Eprints is “software to run a centralized, discipline-based as well as distributed instruction-based archives of scholarly publications.” Eprints is licensed under General Public License. Eprints was developed by the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Eprints creates online archives that can be a repository for scholarly publications. Eprints is designed to support support multiple archives on one server.
There are over 269 sites that use Epinrts. Metadata System is searchable and can be customized for different archives and document types. Software is compliant with the Open Archives Initiativew Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) version 2.0 that provides a structure for the interoperability of repositories for scholarly research library.