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ISSN 1460-7239                                  11th July 2002 No.116
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                           IN THIS ISSUE

                             EDITORIAL

                       MY FAVOURITE TIPPLES
                         From Duncan Parry

                    FREE PINT BAR & STUDENT BAR
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                     Reviewed by Simon Collery

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                             BOOKSHELF
               "Complete Guide to Internet Publicity"
                   Reviewed by Charles Oppenheim 

                          FEATURE ARTICLE
                        "Content Management"
                          By Martin White

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                             EDITORIAL

As you know, Free Pint's readership spans the globe, with readers in
over 180 countries. It's not surprising then that if we run real-life
events, like the recent 'Exchange' seminars here at our offices, then
there will be a large percentage of our community who can't attend.

We've received many emails asking whether we can run events in other
countries, and if we can make material available online. We're
giving this a lot of thought. As a start, Martin White (who ran the
two recent 'Content Management Exchanges') has written today's article
with a range of resources if you are starting to look at this area.

Our colleague Simon Collery, who has been with us since 1999, will
shortly be leaving Free Pint. He has decided to make a complete change
from working online, and will soon be departing these shores to do
voluntary work overseas.

Simon has been a valued member of the team, and I know many of you
will miss his input at the Bar and the quality of his contributions to
the Free Pint community. We all wish Simon the very best for his brave
change of direction, and thank him wholeheartedly for a very
productive and enjoyable few years here with us.

I hope you enjoy today's edition of Free Pint. Do please pass it on
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                       MY FAVOURITE TIPPLES
                        From Duncan Parry

* Search Engine Watch <http://www.searchenginewatch.com/> - Edited 
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  with if you want to learn how to search the web more efficiently,
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* WebMasterWorld <http://www.webmasterworld.com/> - This forum site
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  Covers search engine and SEO topics around the globe.

* Moreover <http://www.moreover.com/news> - Search engine news
  headlines from websites around the globe, invaluable for staying up-
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* Search Engine World <http://www.searchengineworld.com/> - Articles
  about searching the web, how search engines work, submitting your
  website and a useful search engine glossary.

* ResearchBuzz <http://www.researchbuzz.com/> - aimed at
  researchers, this site features articles, tips and news for anybody
  who uses search engines for research and wants to stay up-to-date.

Duncan Parry works in the UK editorial team of European pay per click
search network Espotting <http://www.espotting.com/>, writing and
maintaining campaigns that appear on Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves and other
search engines. He also writes for EuropeMedia about the UK Internet
industry <http://www.europemedia.net/editors.asp?EditorID=113>.

Email your top five favourite Web sites to <penny@freepint.com> or
see the guidelines at <http://www.freepint.com/author.htm>.

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               "Complete Guide to Internet Publicity"
                      Written by Steve O'Keefe
                   Reviewed by Charles Oppenheim

This 420-page paperback is written by a veteran of the Internet
publicity business. The text, divided into convenient subject headings
(e-mail newsletters; chat rooms; competitions; online seminars, etc.)
is supported by dozens of case studies, mainly from O'Keefe's own
experiences about what does and does not work.

However, don't be misled - this is definitely not a book about
marketing on the Internet. You need to go elsewhere if you want a
wide-ranging discussion of all the aspects of marketing. This is
specifically about just one aspect of marketing, namely promotion and
publicity. Even on this topic, the book is incomplete, as it does not
consider, for example, advertising on the Web, or the use of a Web
site as a promotional tool in its own right. It certainly does not put
the publicity business into the broader marketing context and as such
is a somewhat impoverished book. It gives the impression that all one
has to do is run a successful promotional campaign, without noting
that promotion will not work unless the other aspects of the marketing
mix are also correct.

That said, the book provides a lot of interesting case studies and
food for thought. The chapters provide a lot of sensible (albeit
completely US-centric) advice. Whilst I disagree with some of the
comments the author makes (for example, about the usefulness of
Powerpoint presentations on a Web site), the author does not pull his
punches on what works and what doesn't, which is better than having a
bland description of all the possible techniques without critical
evaluation.

The chapters are largely about tactics and strategy, and (thankfully)
include little in the techie stuff of how precisely to create a chat
site and the like. It is assumed the reader has (or has access to) the
relevant technical knowledge. I found the chapter on chat rooms
unconvincing, and that on online seminars and on contests so full of
warnings of what can go wrong it would put me off trying them for
life.

The book can be recommended to anyone planning a major Internet-based
publicity campaign, but with the health warning again that publicity
is just one part of the marketing mix, and any reader depending just
on this book and thereby ignoring the remaining parts of the mix do so
at their peril.

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Charles Oppenheim is Professor of Information Science at Loughborough
University. Prior to that he had a varied career in academia and the
electronic information industry. He is best known for his work on
legal issues for the information professional, but his professional
interests also cover topics such as citation studies, the value and
impact of information, the electronic information industry,
information policies and knowledge management. He is an Honorary
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information
Professionals. Like all ex-Infotainers, most of his hobbies are
unpublishable, but he can reveal that he is an aficionado of T-shirts
and sandals.

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                          FEATURE ARTICLE 
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                       "Content Management" 
                          By Martin White

Introduction 
============

There is currently very considerable interest in the use of content
management software to provide effective management of intranet,
extranet and web site content. Now that intranets in particular are
being recognized as an important corporate application (over 60% of UK
companies now have an intranet) the need to ensure that intranet
content can be trusted is essential. In too many cases the use of an
intranet is decreasing as the volume of content rises because there is
no effective mechanism to ensure that all the content is current.

Content management systems are complex applications, and it is not
easy to evaluate the offerings from different vendors, and make a
business case for the purchase. Recently I ran two Free Pint Exchange
meetings at Free Pint's offices in West London. The initial event was
oversubscribed within a couple of days, and so a second event was set
up for the following week. At these two meetings the aim was to give
delegates an insight into the benefits and challenges of deploying a
content management system, and setting out some of the procurement
issues. The following survey of content management resources was
developed for the Exchange meetings, which I'm pleased (and relieved!)
to say received excellent feedback from delegates.

Most of the delegates did not yet have a content management system,
and were attending to find out what the benefits were of a content
management system, and what was involved in implementing one. In many
cases they commented that the catalyst behind looking at a CMS was the
need to manage intranet content, and to be able to reorganize the site
to meet changing business requirements. Ease of content authoring,
especially when many different members of staff were contributing
content, was seen as a major benefit of using a CMS. Another issue
that arose was the relationship between a document management system
and a content management system.


Reports, Articles and Publications
==================================


Content Management Systems: A TechWatch Report
<http://www.jisc.ac.uk/techwatch/reports/index.html>

Without doubt the best place to start, if you want an authoritative
perspective on content management systems, is the JISC TechWatch
Report on Content Management Systems by Paul Browning and Mike
Lowndes. This 25 page report was commissioned by the Joint Information
Systems Committee, which promotes the innovative application and use
of information systems and information technology in further and
higher education across the UK. The focus is therefore on academic use
of content management, but it is still an excellent introduction. The
report number is TSW 01-02 and it can be downloaded as a 182k pdf
document.


A Content Management and Web Publishing Systems Gazetteer
<http://www.cultivate-int.org/issue5/cms/>

This is a useful complementary article to the JISC report and appeared
in the October 2001 issue of Ariadne. Philip Hunter provides brief
profiles of content management software products, including a number
of free-ware applications.

If you are getting serious about purchasing a content management
system then there are three publications which you ought to be aware
of. None of them are free but they will have a significant impact on
the speed and clarity with which you will be able to develop a
specification for a content management system.


CMS Metatorial Planner <http://www.metatorial.com>

The CMS Metatorial Planner is published by Metatorial Services Inc.
This planner is designed as a companion to the 996 page Content
Management Bible that was published by Hungry Minds Inc. in 2001. The
author of the book is Bob Boiko, who teaches at the iSchool at the
University of Washington and is President of Metatorial Services Inc.
The book manages to combine erudition with a very readable writing
style, and is certainly an essential purchase for anyone trying to
understand just what a content management system does. Purchasers of
the book also gain access to the resources of the Metatorial web site,
one of which is the Metatorial Planner.

The 168 page guide is designed to provide a way for organisations to
cope with the complexities of the analysis and planning phases of the
project. Among the fifteen sections of the Planner are 'Securing a
Project Mandate', 'Cataloging Audiences', 'Designing Content
Components', 'Analysing Personalization' and 'Analyzing Staffing'. The
Planner itself is in a pdf format, but with it come a number of Word
templates. These enable the team o work through the sections of the
Planner, and then paste the outcomes of the analysis work into the
templates for review and subsequent incorporation into a Request for
Proposal from vendors. The cost of the Planner is $300, though
currently there is an introductory offer of $200.


Content Management Requirements Toolkit <http://www.steptwo.com.au>

The Content Management Requirements Toolkit has been developed by
James Robertson, Managing Director of Step Two Designs Pty. Ltd. based
in Sydney, Australia. The objective of the Toolkit is to assist you in
writing the specification for a content management system that can
then be sent to a number of vendors. James has been involved in
content management projects for some time, and writes from practical
experience. The 64 page Toolkit comes as a pdf file and also as a set
of Word templates. The sections of the Toolkit deal with Content
Creation, Content Management, Publishing, Presentation, and Contract
and Business. In all, the Toolkit covers 112 elements of an RFP and is
invaluable. The cost of the Toolkit is $375.


The CMS Report <http://www.cmswatch.com>

The problem that now has to be overcome is deciding on which vendors
to include in the initial round, at a time when there are some issues
about the long term future for some companies in this business sector.
This is the time to turn to the CMS Report, authored by Tony Byrne, a
leading independent consultant on content management software
applications. Although Tony does cover some of the issues included
within the scope of both the Planner and the Toolkit, the strength of
The CMS Report is that Tony sets out the main features of the leading
CMS packages, in a format that makes feature comparison much easier
than spreading out product brochures on the Boardroom Table. In all,
Tony includes 22 of the leading web content management packages from
US vendors, and some 20 other products. To date Tony does not include
European vendors, such as Tridion, Gauss, Mediasurface and SER. The
cost of the report is $895.


Web Sites
=========


Capterra <http://www.capterra.com/categories.tcl?cat=conman>

This is a US site that provides information on a range of different
software categories, of which content management is just one. The list
of vendors is well laid-out but far from comprehensive - I suspect
that the entries are paid for. The site also offers links to articles
and books on content management.


Clueful Consulting <http://www.clueful.com.au> 

Clueful Consulting takes us to Australia, where Brendan Quinn, an
independent content management consultant, has set up a site that
again tracks just about everything that moves in the content
management market. At the heart of the site is a set of over 300 links
to sites in 35 categories, including over 150 CMS vendors. Each link
has a brief annotation.


CMS List <http://www.cms-list.org> 

This is an excellent discussion site on all aspects of content
management selection and implementation. The level of the quality of
the responses is very good, and clearly the list is used by a global
audience. Comments on the failings of some CMS products provide useful
intelligence, but should not be taken out of context. Bad news tends
to travel faster than good news.


CMS Watch <http://www.cmswatch.com> 

This site is compiled with great skill by Tony Byrne, who is the
leading independent (i.e. outside of the Forrester/IDC/Gartner/Meta
etc. group) content management consultant in the USA. His site
provides access to news stories, feature articles and reports, and
also offers a good summary of the main CMS packages currently on the
market. Tony also offers an email newsletter service.


Content Manager <http://www.contentmanager.eu.com/> 

This site provides no information at all about the owner, which is
frustrating. As well as some general advice on the selection of
content management software the real value of this site is a very
comprehensive listing of CM vendors, which is arranged by country so
that you can see which of the major vendors (such as Vignette) have
offices in EU countries. This can be valuable when looking for content
management support for a multinational organisation. Systems
integrators are also listed by country. The vendor profile section is
poor - presumably there is a charge for listing the profile and only a
few vendors have signed up.


Content Manager <http://www.contentmanager.de> 

This is without doubt the most comprehensive European-centric site,
though the content is in German. The site has been put together with
considerable skill. If you click on a news story,(for example about
Stellent), then you are also offered a list of related stories. The
most valuable feature of this site is the very comprehensive list of
products (especially good, as you would expect, for the many European
vendors in this market) and the fact that you can compare the features
of selected packages in a very standardised format. Overall the site
is so comprehensive that it is probably worth learning German just to
be able to benefit from the content!


Content Wire <http://www.content-wire.com> 

This UK-based service site is an excellent way of tracking industry
news on a global basis. A number of e-mailed newsletters are offered,
including Spanish and Italian language newsletters, and a newsletter
on taxonomy software news. The site is edited by Paola Di Maio.


Hartmann Communicatie 
<http://www.hartman-communicatie.nl/content/tools.htm> 

This site is in Dutch, but does offer a good list of CMS vendors, and
a table showing a comparison of the features of most of the leading
CMS packages with some indicative prices in euros. There is also a
good list of web sites, and links to articles, with the language of
the article indicated in the link. In Dutch "Engels" is the word for
English language.


Intranet Focus
<http://www.intranetfocus.com> 
<http://www.intranetfocus.com/blog> 

I hope you will forgive me for promoting my own site. It contains a
list of CM vendors that is in the process of being enhanced, as well
as some briefing papers. The site also provides access to my articles
in EContent, many of which are on content management issues, and I
often cover content management topics in my blog, which can be
accessed. Many of the intranet web sites listed on the site are
increasing their coverage of content management.


Search Tools <http://www.searchtools.com/info/intranets.html> 

This site is compiled by Avi Rappoport, and in this section of her
site she lists some good articles on search engines, as well as a list
of most of the currently available enterprise search engines. Avi also
covers classification software, again with links to articles and
reports.


Step Two <http://www.steptwo.com.au> 

I have already referred to Step Two above regarding the Content
Management Requirements Toolkit. The web site itself provides a range
of other content management and intranet resources, including some
excellent white papers on content management selection and deployment.
James Roberston, the MD of Step Two also writes an excellent blog
<http://steptwo.com.au/columntwo/> on knowledge management and
content management issues.

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Martin White is Managing Director of Intranet Focus Ltd. 
<http://www.intranetfocus.com> whose clients have included the Bank for
International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund, the
International Labour Office and the (UK) Environment Agency. Advising
clients on the specification and selection of content management
software is a rapidly increasing element of the business of the
company. Martin is Chairman of the Online Information Conference,
which takes place in London on 3-5 December this year. 
<http://www.online-information.co.uk> which has tracks on content
management and intranets.

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