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Content Management Defined
Content management is an umbrella term that encompasses enterprise content management, document management, and web content management. It is the process and technology that supports the creation and capture, accessibility, publishing and/or collaboration, version control, retention and storage, disposal, search, and protection of content (unstructured information).
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ARMA Guide to the Information Profession
The ARMA Guide To The Information Profession (originally, the Information Body of Knowledge [InfoBOK]) is the community-driven open source body of knowledge for the Information Profession. An Information Professional is anyone who, for one of their major job tasks, manages or governs information (content, data, documents, knowledge, or Records), the systems that contain information, or the policies and practices by which information workers must abide.
The ARMA Guide To The Information Profession ("ARMA Guide") establishes the major areas of knowledge which must be attained to successfully be an Information Professional and provides a common terminology, understandings, and strategies amongst the various sub-disciplines of the Information Profession.
The ARMA Guide is also available in an expanded version with commentary, analysis, and put in the larger context of a comprehensive understanding of the Information Profession in the book INFORMATION: The Comprehensive Overview of the Information Profession by Nick Inglis, also available through ARMA for purchase.
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Content Management Key Points
- Content management is focused on unstructured or semi-structured information.
- Content management does not manage data.
- Content is not data, data is not content.
- Content management may feed content into knowledge management.
- Content management may feed content into records management.
- Content management has many sub-disciplines, like enterprise content management, document management, and web content management.
- Content management systems support the beginning stages of the information lifecycle.
- Content management systems don’t always support the ending stages of the information lifecycle.