There are a wide variety of books available on Content Management, but selecting the one that is right for you and users inside your organization can be a tough task. Solutions Review has taken the liberty of doing the research for you, having reviewed a multitude of these books. We’ve carefully selected the top books based on relevance, popularity, review ratings, publish date, and ability to add business value.
Content management is a term used by organizations to describe the technology used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. Content Management tools and strategies allow for the management of an organization’s unstructured information, where that information exists.
Note: these titles are not industry specific; they should have applications in many verticals.
“Stephen Madsen’s Enterprise Content Management in 7 Steps outlines a best-practices approach to managing an organization’s vast content of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The solution blends the worlds of Information Technology and Information Management to reinvent the enterprise content platform so that whether documents are created by a team of employees, displayed on the Intranet or Internet, an integral part of a workflow or e-form, or even accessed by another application, the content is easy to find,
manage and control.”
Kevin P. Nichols’ Enterprise Content Strategy: A Project Guide outlines best practices for conducting and executing content strategy projects. His book is a step-by-step guide to building an enterprise content strategy for your organization. Enterprise Content Strategy draws on Kevin Nichols’ experience managing one of the largest and most successful global content strategy teams to provide an insider’s look at how to build an enterprise content strategy. Full of definitions, questions you need to ask, checklists, and guidelines, this book focuses not on the what or why, but on the how.
“Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business. But that comes with risks that Bharat Anand teaches us how to recognize and navigate. Filled with conversations with key players and in-depth dispatches from the front lines of digital change, The Content Trap is an essential new playbook for navigating the turbulent waters in which we find ourselves.“
“Practical SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Content Management is the first book to guide you through planning and designing each phase of your information life cycle with SharePoint 2013. Author and SharePoint expert Steve Goodyear walks you through how to analyze and plan enterprise content management (ECM) solutions for an effective and end-to-end information design based on your organization’s needs and business requirements.”
“Suitable for anyone with some basic programming concepts, this text aims to help the reader develop, manage, maintain, and deploy web content solutions across large-scale, enterprise sites. It also explains how to keep sites up-to-date, fluid and responsive to change.”
“Going Paperless – A must-have guide for organizations planning to go paperless and for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) initiatives”
7. Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy by Ann Rockley, 2012
“Smartphones, eBook readers, and tablet computers like the Apple iPad have forever changed the way people access and interact with content. Your customers expect the content you provide them to be adaptive –responding to the device, their location, their situation, and their personalized needs. Authors Ann Rockley and Charles Cooper provide insights and guidelines that will help you develop a unified content strategy—a repeatable, systematic plan that can help you reach your customers, anytime, anywhere, on any device.”
“The solution is content strategy, and this book offers real-world examples and approaches you can adopt, no matter your role on the team. Put content strategy to work for you by taking in never-before-seen case studies from teams at Johns Hopkins Medicine, MINI, Icebreaker, and more. Content Strategy at Work is a book for designers, information architects, copywriters, project managers, social media consultants, and anyone who works with visual or verbal content. If communication matters for your company or client, put content strategy to work for you. “
“This book and its accompanying online course includes new exercises and sample questions never before in print. Offering numerous sample questions, critical time-saving tips plus information available nowhere else, this book will help you pass the Enterprise Content Management Exam on your FIRST try.”
“This book collects ECM research from the academic discipline of Information Systems and related fields to support academics and practitioners who are interested in understanding the design, use and impact of ECM systems. It also provides a valuable resource for students and lecturers in the field.
“Enterprise content management in Information Systems research – Foundations, methods and cases” consolidates our current knowledge on how today’s organizations can manage their digital information assets. The business challenges related to organizational information management include reducing search times, maintaining information quality, and complying with reporting obligations and standards.“