Content Management: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Content Management: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

by George Pullman, Baotong Gu
     
 

ISBN-10: 089503378X

ISBN-13: 9780895033789

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated

This collection of articles is the first attempt by academics and professional writers to delve into the world of content management systems. The knowledge economy's greatest asset and primary problem is information management: finding it, validating it, re-purposing it, keeping it current, and keeping it safe. In the last few years content management software has

Overview

This collection of articles is the first attempt by academics and professional writers to delve into the world of content management systems. The knowledge economy's greatest asset and primary problem is information management: finding it, validating it, re-purposing it, keeping it current, and keeping it safe. In the last few years content management software has become as common as word-processing software was five years ago. But unlike word processors, which are designed for single authorization and local storage, content management systems are designed to accommodate large-scale information production, with many authors providing many different pieces of information kept in a web-accessible database, any piece of which might find its way into electronic documents that the author doesn't even know exist. These software systems are complex, to say the least, and their impact on the field of writing will be immense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895033789
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mapping Out the Key Parameters of Content Management Baotong Gu and George Pullman

PART I CMS Implementation

CHAPTER ONE Experiences with Building a Narrative Web Content Management System: Best Practices for Developing Specialized Content Management Systems (and Lessons Learned for the Classroom) Rudy McDaniel

CHAPTER TWO Analyze Before You Act: CMS and Knowledge Transfer Carol Siri Johnson and Susan Fowler

CHAPTER THREE Learning with Limits: New Faculty and Course Management Systems Julie Staggers, Meredith W. Zoetewey, and Michael Pennell

PART II CMS and Technical Communication Pedagogy

CHAPTER FOUR Why We Should Teach XML: An Argument for Technical Acuity ?Becky Jo Gesteland McShane

CHAPTER FIVE Digital Delivery and Communication Technologies: Understanding Content Management Systems through Rhetorical Theory Michelle F. Eble

CHAPTER SIX Topography of Educational Place(s): Technical Communication, Instructor Preparedness, and Hybrid Courses Lisa Meloncon

PART III CMS and the Profession of Technical Communication

CHAPTER SEVEN Content Management Systems and Technical Communication: Rolling with the Tide Robin Evans

CHAPTER EIGHT Single Sourcing and the Return to Positivism: The Threat of Plain-Style, Arhetorical Technical Communication Practices Jeffrey Bacha

CHAPTER NINE Content Management in an International Outsourcing Framework: A Perspective for Technical Communicators Kirk St. Amant

CHAPTER TEN The Technical Editor as New Media Author: How CMSs Affect Editorial Authority Nicole Amare

CHAPTER ELEVEN Applying Cohesion and Contrastive Rhetoric Research to ContentManagement Practices Lyn F. Gattis

Contributors

Index

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