Content management

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A means of ensuring that computer-based information, such as the content of a website or a database, is relevant, up-to-date, accurate, easily accessible, or well organized, so that quality information can be delivered to the user


Document and content management systems have been used for many years to hold explicit knowledge in the form of documentation. Such systems are particularly important in R&D organizations to help maintain in electronic format items such as research papers, results of experiments, design information, component data, drawings and other data and information relating to the research centre and its operations. Most systems incorporate a workflow module that allows the circulation of documentation amongst users maintaining configuration control for document updates following check and approve cycles. Examples of the most frequently deployed systems include:

  • Documentum (;
  • Hummingbird (;
  • Microsoft SharePoint (;
  • FileNet (;
  • Livelink (

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