Successfully productive at the Max Planck Society since the end of 2002, Infopark CMS Fiona was deployed at the MPImF in July 2006. Fiona is a very powerful Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS), which allows the adminsitration of several complex websites by a multiplicity of editors.
It also allows the complete separation of content, layout and structure and therewith to collect and to maintain different kinds of content and to publish them on a large variety of different channels (i. e., Web, PDF and Mobile Devices).
With its fine-granuled rights- and access management, every network user can maintain his own area without bothering the areas of the others; the Workflow Management ensures a constantly high data quality. There is no need of special knowledge to use Fiona, and it can be used with a modern Web Browser on every operating system. With the seamless, user-specific integration of external applications (such as BBEdit, Macromedia Dreamweaver), every user can continue to work with his familiar tools.
For September 2011, the Relaunch of the Institute's external Website (www.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de) is planned. At this, both the optical presentation (according to the new layout of the Max Planck Society) as well as the technical background (dynamic page generation instead of static export) will change in a whole.
BLUErdb editorial boards
BLUErdb is a compilation of several PHP / MySQL based editorial tools to collect, store and maintain
- publication references
- event announcements
- staff data / phone book information
- library management-related information
In 2000, it was designed by Wulf Kaiser primarily as an Events Calendar System but was continously enhanced until today. Via scripting interfaces, the single editorial modules are tightly interconnected with other core applications - the Staff data administration STAFF interacts with the LDAP Directory Service, the publication reference management system PUMA interacts with the eDoc Server of the Max Planck Digital Library and the seminar announcement system "speaks" with the Calendar Server. It is also connected with Infopark CMS Fiona to ensure a seamless and transparent workflow for the editors.
Together with the Relaunch of the Institute's external Website, BLUErdb will be replaced part-by-part with new and more powerful tools like the OMC, to enhance the data quality together with reducing the effort for the editors.