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:
- Resource creation/editing form:
All resources on the system are cataloged using this Dublin Core cataloging
tool. Depending on which resource type is selected, the form
automatically redraws to show only the required fields
- Resource creation/editing form
2: An example of the briefest record type, the citation. Datasets,
maps, and report are demand substantially more information.
Content editing: A
WYSIWYG editor is provided so that content creators can create complex pages
without knowing HTML.
Review queue: All
unpublished items sit in this list awaiting action of the "Approver"
associated with that resource.
Review item: All
resources can be viewed prior to being published to ensure quality.
- Subject management: All
resources must be classified with a primary subject and optionally one or more
secondary subjects. Users select subjects from dropdown menus in the
content creation forms. Administrators control these vocabularies using
a password protected form.
For more information regarding this site, contact Andrew Koebrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)