Content Management (CM ) is the summary of all the activities, processes and tools that support the life cycle of digital information in the form of documents, and documents. The digital information - text, image, audio, video - are often referred to as content (content), they may exist as files that are processed individually or as a contiguous file systems such as web pages ( hypertext), or in a structured form, such as in databases.

Content lifecycle

The life cycle of such records and documents typically through six basic phases:

Content management is characterized by cooperative processes and activities. Often you will find the following basic roles:

  • Author - responsible for the production and revision of Contents
  • Editor - responsible for the fine work on the base and for the manner of publication
  • Publisher - responsible for the physical delivery of the content
  • Administrator - responsible for managing various editions of the content as well as its storage, so that it can be retrieved and processed.

Version Management

A critical factor in the content management is the management of the different versions, see also version control. The automated processes in the context of a content - management processes are supported by content management system ( CMS), including the following:

  • Possibility to assign different roles and responsibilities to different users and Content-Kategorien/Typen
  • Identifying the key users and their roles
  • Definition of the processing processes as workflow Possibility to send messages to managers ( eg via e -mail ) as soon as something changes on the content of certain documents