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SERC CMS Features

Some of these features are explained in more detail in an early paper, Building Educational Portals atop Digital Libraries, published in D-Lib.

CMS Features

Support for Distributed Authoring of Websites

The documentation for authors provides more detailed information about these features.

Support for the Creation of High Quality Websites

Integrated Digital Libraries Tools

A complete set of digital library tools support the creation, use and reuse of metadata describing external web and print resources, as well as web pages created within the CMS.

Support for Mini-Collections

The tools specifically facilitate development of sets of parallel pages with a common theme and format (e.g. a group of activities, a group of course descriptions).

Support for the Development and Use of Controlled Vocabularies

Support for Faceted Search

Support for Community Contribution and Discussion

Support for Distributed Ownership/Management/Development of CMS-based Projects

Although the CMS technical infrastructure is centralized it supports a distributed model of authorship and ownership that encourages individual projects using the CMS to oversee their own site.

Support for Reuse of, and Connections to, Information Across the CMS

Built on Standard Web Technologies, with Proven Performance and Reliability

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