Re: SharePoint design / electronic content management

Subject: Re: SharePoint design / electronic content management
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:00:54 -0800

The only thing I've seen SharePoint do in a manner that was at all
user-friendly was to manage a library of docs in MS Office formats,
and even that can be very user-hostile if the permissions aren't set
correctly.

Depending on the file formats, size of the library, number of users,
and miscellaneous requirements, I might use Confluence or DokuWIki
with the docs as attachments, or Git / SVN for the back end with any
web server or wiki as the front end.

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Robert Slack <robslackjr -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I recently fell into the task of preparing a report of best practices on
> how to build a "knowledge base" of technical papers and other materials for
> a government client. The client seems especially interested in taxonomy and
> search capability.
>
> It's a strange project and not what I thought I was signing up for. As far
> as I can tell, he's eventually going to want either a content management
> system like Drupal or a document management system like SharePoint--or some
> sort of hybrid.
>
> I have two questions:
>
> (1) Is it possible to design a SharePoint front end for publishing content
> that is user friendly? Anyone know of any resources to talk to learn more
> about SharePoint content delivery? (My experience has been that SharePoint
> isn't great from a user interface perspective.)
>
> (2) Are there better strategies for managing a library of technical
> materials than a CMS or DM solution?
>
> Many thanks for any help you can offer!
>
> Rob
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