A map-based approach to building a content inventory allows it to be a tool from the concept stages and throughout the life of the website. Patrick Walsh tells us why to use them, shows us how to create the maps, and how to leverage them over the long haul.
Patrick C. Walsh
Now with the BBC I have been involved with Quality management in the automotive industry for more than 25 years and I came to IA through producing online Quality and Environmental manuals for automotive component supply companies. I have developed and expanded the concept of the online manual to include relevant internal and external information required to (hopefully) maintain and increase the organisation's effectiveness. I have realised that the effectiveness of the system relies on how the information is formatted, linked and structured. Over the past few years I have developed an enterprise information system for a large, complex local government department. I am presently employed at the BBC in Future Media and Technology as an information architect looking at intranets and the semantic web.