The IT Society website allows members of the community to contribute content---such as their personal profile and contact information, news items, events, dissertations, and other files---directly into the website itself. All contributions can be reviewed before being published on the site.
How can members of the IT community make use of this website? The table below offers some suggestions and indicates the levels of access that are required.
|Stay up to date||X|
|Post news and events||X|
|Manage a Committee or Chapter folder||X||X|
|Contribute to a Committee or Chapter folder||X||X|
|Manage a Conference folder||X||X|
|Contribute to a Conference folder||X||X|
Basically, read access to all published content requires nothing. Contributing basic content like biographical and contact information, news items, events, and dissertations requires an Account.
Default Permissions on an Account limit write access to only certain parts of the site, but additional Permissions can be granted by the Online Editor(s).
This functionality is enabled by power software technology called a content management system (CMS). The basic infrastructure of the site is provided by the open-source Plone CMS, with customizations developed by SixFeetUp, Inc.
The first two Plone movies will familiarize you with the CMS in about 20 minutes, assuming you can stand people that talk and click really fast. For those with more time on their hands, there are several books and other documentation on Plone as well. The Online Committee will provide tailored tutorials and documentation as the community grows into it.