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2005 Annual Meeting:
“Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together”

October 28 - November 2, 2005
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Content Modeling:  How to Make the Most of Your Content Management System
Full Day Seminar, Saturday, October 29, 2005, 9:00am-5:00pm (separate fee)
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Once a content management system has been bought by an organization, many IAs are in the unenviable position of trying to fit existing content into it; without a process or method on how to actually do it.

This workshop will take participants through the process of modelling content (both existing and new) to make the most of the features of the content management system. Margaret Hanley has successfully created content models that allow the content to be re-used, shared and published across platforms. She will take you through the process; share learnings and teach you via hands-on exercises to identify content genres, objects and collections; and how to create and manage them. This is an intensive hands-on course designed to provide an editor, IA or content producer with methods and insight on how to model content for content management systems; using exercises brainstorms and discussion.


Margaret Hanley
Margaret Hanley has worked as an Information Architect for more than 10 years on three continents. Margaret is currently the Head of User Experience at DNA in London. She was previously the Executive Producer of Core Products for, managing a set of IA related products like search, homepage and Programme Information Pages. While working as an IA at the BBC, she developed content models and controlled vocabularies to describe everything from "Composer of the Week" to traffic updates on the Nottingham WIL site. Prior to joining the BBC, she served as Senior Information Architect at Ingenta in Oxford. In the United States, Margaret was a project manager for Argus Associates, concentrating on the development of deep information architecture for corporate web sites. Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Square D and LookSmart.

Members $235, non-members $265, before Sept. 16
Members $265, non-members $295, after Sept. 16

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