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A Common Internet Platform for the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4th World Congress Conference, Proceedings of the 24-26 July 2006 (Orlando, Florida USA) Publication Date 24 July 2006 701P0606.(doi:10.13031/2013.21866)
Authors: Ann Karina Høgh Robson, Dorthe Høg Geday
Keywords: Internet, content management systems
The Danish Agricultural Advisory Service (DAAS) consists of 51 local advisory centres and a
national centre. So far, each centre has had its own website, and the National Centre has also had a website
of its own. However, this has obviously not been an optimal solution, since the main content on the websites
is the same type of information, which means that at a given time, users will often get exactly the same
information regardless of which website he visits. Since late 2003, Danish Agricultural Advisory Service
has been working intensively on constructing a common platform which consists of two main parts a
common user database, and a common content management system. The common user database has been
created by combining the information already stored in the user databases of the local centres. Information
from these databases, which are stored in Navision, has been extracted into a national user database stored
in Microsoft Active Directory. To create and maintain their own websites, while at the same time gaining
the benefits of a common content management system, a content management system based on Microsoft
Content Manager Server has been developed. In April 2005, the first centres launched their new websites.