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Extent: HTML page
Description: Provides details regarding the open source content management system running this site
Date: April 26, 2005
Subject(s): Information technology
Creator(s): Minnesota Department of Administration. Geographic and Demographic Analysis Division.
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Administration
Contact: Andrew Koebrick, 651-201-2465; Web Coordinator / Librarian

Whenever possible, this web site uses free and Open Source software as a cost effective solution to providing government services:

The backbone of this site's architecture is a locally developed Document/Content Management System which conforms to the Dublin Core Metadata Standards and used the Legislative Indexing Vocabulary as a controlled vocabulary. This system allows users to use web forms to create high-quality metadata records for resources. These records are then used to display resources on appropriate pages based upon object attributes (i.e. Subject, Creator, Type...).

The system includes a workflow management system: once a resource is created by a staff member, it must be formally published to the public web site by an "Approver" with the appropriate password.

Screen shots of the metadata / content management system:

For more information regarding this site, contact Andrew Koebrick (

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