To improve productivity for the SLAC Communications team, Mediacurrent configured a personalized workflow for content creation, approval, and publication. Mediacurrent established “Author” and “Editor” roles and leveraged the Workbench Moderation modules to streamline what was once a multi-step process for publishing content. To create news content, Authors now have the flexibility to edit all fields of a manually created news item except for the publication date. Once the entry has been saved, the Author receives a confirmation email. Author’s may save their changes and return later to revise their entries, however, editing is restricted after submission.
Previously, a large amount of duplicate content on the Intranet slowed the site’s search function and made it difficult for users to quickly access important resources. In order to display the same content in different places on the Intranet, SLAC users had to enter the same content several different times. To address this, Mediacurrent augmented each of the content creation forms by replacing obsolete unused fields with more useful conditional fields. Now, SLAC Authors can easily publish rich, search-friendly content with the flexibility to display access notices, events, and news items recurrently across the Intranet.