[crm-sig] New CRM Website layout

Tony Gill tony_gill at notes.rlg.org
Sat Jun 1 02:53:49 EEST 2002

Hi Martin,

The proposed web navigational structure seems somewhat confusing to me; 
for example, I would think that "SIG Members" should be under "The Team" 
rather than "Supporters & Collaboration", and there doesn't seem to be 
very much distinction between "Documents" and "Downloads" -- most of the 
"properties" of the two sections are the same.

Here is a slightly edited version of my 4 March suggestion for website 

Home page: Should have a short, snappy and comprehensible description of 
the CIDOC CRM in 1 or 2 paragraphs, plus links to other sections, e.g.:

-  Introduction (short, snappy intro of about 3-6 paragraphs, or about 500 
-  Scope;
-  Detailed description of the CRM;
-  CRM Definition (use this page ONLY for links to versions of the
   CRM definition; current version preferably in HTML as well as RTF);
-  Class Hierarchy (This urgently needs updating, even if
   we have to use a different presentation technique, e.g. static
   image. Actually, a static image of the entire class hierarchy
   from SIS would be helpful in any case);
-  Tutorials (links to intros., teaching materials etc.);
-  Mappings (links to mapping instructions and documents);
-  Validation;
-  Issues (database driven issues page);
-  Frequently Asked Questions
-  Introduction;
-  Charter (currently "Status & Objectives");
-  Members;
-  Meetings & Reports (info about SIG meetings ONLY, not other events
   or meetings)
-  Collaboration (related initiatives, e.g. ABC/Harmony, DELOS etc.)
-  Events (other events where the CRM is presented, discussed etc.)
-  Mailing List
- Introduction
- Meetings & Reports (password-protected?)
- Members Only area (password protected)
- Mailing List (password-protected)

Info Forum:
- Applications & Politics
- Philosophical Considerations
- Etc. etc.
(Background papers on oo modelling, knowledge representation etc.,
useful but not primarily concerned with the CRM)


Tony Gill <tony.gill at notes.rlg.org>, RLG <http://www.rlg.org/>
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martin <martin at ics.forth.gr>
Sent by: owner-crm-sig at ics.forth.gr
21/05/2002 03:40 AM

        To:     crm-sig at ics.forth.gr
        cc:     Konstantinos-Ioannis Pavlides <konstantinos at iworx.gr>, lida at ics.forth.gr
        Subject:        [crm-sig] New CRM Website layout

Dear All,

We are planning the new layout of our Website.

Proposed menu structure:

        * What is the CIDOC CRM
                (what for, for whom, how does it work, how easy to use,
                is it ready?, one page with short explanations and further
        * Comprehensive introduction
                (as above, a contiguous readable text)
        * Definition of the CIDOC CRM
                ( Explanation about which documents constitute the 
                  version of the CRM, derivatives XML/RDF/SIS etc, 
recommended reading)
        * Use, Application & Validation
                ( Usage Guidelines, Examples, Proofs of Concept )
        * FAQs (derived from "Issues")

2. The Team
        (The CIDOC CRM SIG)
        * Who we are
        * brief history
        * Status and objectives
        * Activities
                - working meetings + minutes
                - events (tutorials, workshops)
        * Work progress (now: "Issues")

3. Supporters and Collaborations
        * SIG members
        * Supporters
        * collaborations (with projects & organisations)
        * Events (others than by SIG)
4. Documents
        * Official Release of the CIDOC CRM
        * Previous Releases of the CIDOC CRM
        * working edition of the CIDOC CRM
        * Technical Papers
                - methodology
                - utility
                - contents description
                - application and mapping
        * tools
        * related work (by members and others)
        * tutorials
        * implementation guidelines & experience
        * work reports and minutes
5 References
        (now: Information Forum, to be structured by topic into pages)
6 Dowmloads
        * Official Release of the CIDOC CRM
        * Previous Releases of the CIDOC CRM
        * working edition of the CIDOC CRM
        * tools
        * working progress (now "issues")

The current "issues" page will become a database driven
solution, index + one page per issue, downloadable as
report, links of issues to the releases implementing

Please comment,

best wishes,



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