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    • 1. Plone A Content Management System
    • 2. Agenda
      • The issue
      • What is Plone?
      • Why Plone?
      • What can Plone do?
      • NCI-DCEG Experience
      • What is the cost?
      • Who is using Plone?
      • Books
    • 3. The Issue
      • Large studies that involve multiple disciplines, centers and investigators
      • Goal: to communicate more rapidly with more people
      • Solution: Collaboration Portals using Plone
    • 4. What is Plone?
      • Open source content management system (CMS)
      • Freely downloadable software under a general public license (GPL) - No license fee required - Download from http://plone.org
      • Plone is standard - follows standards for usability and accessibility; compliant with WAI-AAA & US Section 508
      • Widely tested in browsers on multiple platforms
    • 5. Why Plone?
      • Content Management features:
      • Access via standard Web browsers
      • WYSIWYG editing interface
      • Tools to create/control basic HTML features, including tables, font, form elements, image insertion
      • Support for multilingual content
      • Integration of content or documents produced through other Web authoring applications (e.g., Dreamweaver)
    • 6. Why Plone? (2)
      • Workflow tool - allows for editorial approval before publication
      • Searching - fast, full-text searching
      • Comes with Dublin core metadata standards
      • 100+ add-on products - most are open source
    • 7. NCI-DCEG Experience
      • Collaboration portal features:
      • - group distribution lists
      • - message board - calendar with the capacity to embed meeting agendas and minutes
      • - serves as a repository for many essential documents, such as protocols and published papers - allows roles to be assigned to users
      • example: manager, reviewer or member
    • 8. NCI-DCEG Experience
      • Intranet using Plone
      • Pros: - Site administrators add content - Easy to keep content updated - Encourages content production - Leads to more people using the intranet actively - Strong focus on end-user usability - Most users need minimal training
      • Cons: - Customer support is weaker than for commercial products - Security is complex - Content publishing is harder without knowledge of HTML
    • 9. What was the cost?
      • Require a server – Unix, Windows or Solaris
      • Two weeks of programmer time that included: - requirements analysis - set up of the server - set up of a template portal site - training of users
      • The approximate cost was $10,000 (excluding the cost of the server)
    • 10. Who Uses Plone?
      • Oxfam America - http://www.oxfamamerica.org/
      • United Nations http://www.undp.org/
      • NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
      • NASA’s Mars Rover Website http://mars.telascience.org/home
    • 11. Try Plone
      • A Plone demonstration site is available at:
      • http://demo.plone.org
    • 12. Books
      • Definitive Guide to Plone Andy McKay, APress
      • Building Websites with Plone Cameron Cooper, Packt Publishing
      • Plone Live Michel Pelletier, Munwar Shariff, Sourcebeat
      • Plone Content Management Essentials Julie C. Meloni, SAMS
    • 13. DEMO PLONE SITE