Single-source content — write once, publish anywhere! — is the dream of many digital publishing teams. It’s particularly challenging on “”archipelago”” projects where different departments, business units, agencies, or teams each own intertwingled portions of an organization’s content.
As part a the replatforming project for the State of Georgia’s 85 agencies, we had to tackle the problem head on and developed several novel approaches for shared and interdependent content that’s owned by one team but needed by others.
In this talk, we’ll cover the unique needs that made shared content challenging for Georgia’s state agencies, the approaches we considered, the one we finally selected, and how we’ll take what we learned to future projects.
About the speakers
Jeff Eaton brings nearly two decades of web development experience to his role as Digital Strategist at Lullabot. He’s designed and implemented large-scale web platforms for clients including Sony/BMG Music, Fast Company and Inc. Magazine, Harvard University, World Wrestling Entertainment, Verizon Wireless, and more.
He’s also the co-author of O’Reilly Media’s Using Drupal; the host of the Insert Content Here content strategy podcast; a frequent writer and speaker at web and open source conferences; and an active contributor to the Drupal project. In a previous life he worked as a freelance writer and a copy editor, jobs that he recalls fondly while building editorial tools for today’s content teams.