National Constitution Center Selects CrownPeak's Advantage CMS for Public Site

Jul 08, 2003


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CrownPeak Technology, a provider of hosted content management solutions, has been selected to provide content management system for the National Constitution Center (NCC) public Web portal, at www.constitutioncenter.org.  The NCC has deployed CrownPeak's Advantage CMS content management system in an effort to enable online visitors to learn about the U.S. Constitution in an exciting, interactive environment. Established by the Constitution Heritage Act of 1988 and opening on July 4, the National Constitution Center is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of and appreciation for the Constitution. With a facility within Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park and a national outreach program, the Center will tell the story of the U.S. Constitution through more than 100 interactive and multimedia exhibits, photographs, sculptures, texts, films, and artifacts. CrownPeak's Advantage CMS is powering the content behind the "Interactive Constitution," a combination kiosk-driven application within the physical museum and a component of the NCC Web site. Museum visitors will be able to sit at the kiosk and search on virtually any term, comparing the text of the constitution to an analysis from the book The Words We Live By by constitutional scholar Linda Monk. Advantage CMS enables non-technical personnel from different departments to manage the entire site. Additionally, both the Web site and Interactive Constitution will always reflect the most current news about issues relating to the Constitution. A news syndication feed from Pinnacor goes directly into the content management system, enabling NCC editors to publish Constitution-related news as it comes across the wire.  Then, the CMS takes care of all the archiving and storage of the news items. CrownPeak Technology's Advantage CMS's Web interfaces enable users to maintain and edit content in any format as text, images, movies or any hybrid medium. The administrative interfaces and application code are hosted on high-availability servers, where CrownPeak backs up, maintains, and extends the system. Advantage CMS is inter-operable with other systems and applications. Connection options available to developers include SOAP, XML, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, and ODBC.

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