SIGIA-L Mail Archives: SIGIA-L: summary of content inventory re
SIGIA-L: summary of content inventory responses
From: samantha bailey (a2slb_at_bellsouth.net)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 21:26:09 EDT
Thanks to everyone who contacted me about performing large content
inventories; I had some very helpful responses.
By far the most helpful suggestion came from Victor Lombardi, who pointed me
to: _Taking A Content Inventory_ by Janice Crotty Fraser
http://webtechniques.com/archives/2001/10/fraser/ I strongly recommend this
article to anyone interested in performing content inventories; it's
practical and informative. It should be required reading for any intro. IA
Based on samples from several people and my own work over the past couple
weeks I've put together a draft excel template for a first pass content
inventory; email me off list if you'd like me to send the excel file as an
attachment (it's generic, but could be a useful starting point).
Chris Chandler also mentioned MS Project as a possible tool:
"Several months ago, someone on this list sent me an example
of a site map they had done in Microsoft Project -- which
was an odd but sort of brilliant solution to a particular
set of problems.
Off the top of my head, I think it might be a pretty
interesting tool to use for such a large content inventory.
-- you can easily set up a hierarchical representation of
-- *in theory* you should be able to import data from the
other programs you mentioned
-- you can expand and collapse the views of the data
-- you can move members of the hierarchy around
-- you can record all kinds of detailed "properties" of each
-- you can assign resources to those pages/topic areas
-- you can document dependencies between the pages and the
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