General / Background information
Introduction by Ray Helmke
Meeting focusing on organization / presence. NOT appearance
organized by research activities / public relations. Coordinated with physics dpt., cornell guidelines, CHESS. mindful of funding agency needs.
any information anyone keeps should be available to others in dpt and lab, obviously available via web
Separate content from presentation!!! allow anyone to easily edit / post documentation
- preprints / documentation
- drawings / drafting
- interaction with outside vendors
- Natural choice is autodesk vault, but must work in web interface
- fedora project * digital library
- internal documentation
- access control
- edit from anywhere
- collaboratively maintain documentation
- CMS and international collidor will have own DMS systems
Proposed Implementation / Organization
Discussion / Feedback
Compared with other large universities, it seems we need / have a general "Communications Office." Someone in charge of overseeing the site / appearance / documentation. Someone to critically view communications / appearance / publication process. Proactively think of what should be where, what's missing.
A primary goal is a distributed authoring environment. This will encorporate some sort of "publication" process where anyone (who you allow) can update/add a page, have changes approved, and posted.
Model of organizing content based on user groups can sometimes be confusing. Organizing from point of view of user community is good, but still need topic-based grouping which leads to cross-referencing.
Directory link for user community.
Transitional plan for groups with existing sites (such as Accelerator Physics).
Hopefully some working test model available by end of year.
Once again, a strong need for group overseeing vision / presentation / content "Communications".
- Try to leverage Oracle Calendar as much as possible.
- Possibly an "Events Calendar" component of Oracle Calendar
Presentation / attractability is key, but obviously no frivolous extra "features".
Accessibility is also a top criteria.
need and leverage man power.