CIARD workshop on information systems architectures at IAALD 2010
The architectures of information systems have changed over the years and more and more options have become available. Designing an information system nowadays means choosing the most suitable options.
Websites are no longer static broadcasting media, but have become both producers and consumers of dynamically generated content. The Web 2.0 revolution brought about a wide range of commodity services for tasks like (micro)blogging, social bookmarking, storing pictures and videos etc. These services can be relatively easy to incorporate in other information systems. Content Management Systems can be used to build and maintain websites, managing storage, providing easy to use interfaces for the creation of content, and tools to navigate through and “theme” content.
There are many tools available for managing documents, images and video, taxonomies and other pieces of information produced on a website. These standalone applications are often integrated into Content Management Systems or integrated with more complex proprietary web applications. Choosing which architecture model works best for your environment can depend on a variety of factors, but it’s clear that no one solution will work for everyone.
The CMTF (Content Management Task Force) of CIARD invites you to a side event of the IAALD XIII World Congress, Supagro, Montpellier France.
The workshop will take place on Monday April 26th 2010, 9.00 – 12.30
At this workshop a number of different approaches for information architectures will be presented and compared:
- An architecture using only commodity services that does not require local hardware or application development
- An installation of a CMS that works together with commodity services
- An installation of an application that provides an interface to a more complex local application, such as a institutional or thematic repository (Fedora, Dspace) or an integrated library management system
After an overview there will be a interactive demonstration sessions. The systems and the people who demonstrated them will also be on the CIARD fair in the afternoon. This may be an opportunity to discuss specific issues in more depth. No specific technical skills are required, although some technical jargon will be unavoidable. Anybody who is interested can participate but especially because of the hands-on part, registration is required at: