This page aggregates a view of other pages based on a search for labels. If the pages found in the search have an excerpt, the excerpt is shown. In this cage each page had an excerpt of the graphic device used to show a list of pages such as that under the Methods Theme on the Itana navigation. However, since that graphic did not seem appropriate for the page itself, the excerpt is actually hidden from view to the reader of the page. This means, we can have separate copy and graphics for the excerpt than those used on the page. Of course, it could be easier just to make sure the introductory sentence or two of the page are appropriate for the excerpt and mark them as a visible excerpt. On shortcoming of this approach is that only one source excerpt can be identified per page. So if we use the excerpt feature as a page abstract, other content on that page cannot be made into an excerpt. There are ways to work around this to some extend..

On another note regarding labels, I added a Itana Labels List under the Test Collection Page. I noticed that Piet did this on the Itana Library Page as well. This will help us in thinking about our metadata. Clearly, designing with the page as the most granular piece of content is the strength of the Confluence paradigm and should be leaned into, not worked around. That is not to say that we shouldn't consider tagging media components. It is to say, as a content management system, it is page-centric design. Curating experiences by developing a paging and referencing other pages is the way to go.

Finally, I see that Piet spent a good deal of time adding labels for the attributes of Enterprise Architecture maturity as aligned to the EA Maturity Model for Higher Education. That is something that we may want to consider as we think through the metadata (labels) approach.

Page Excerpts Based on Label Search

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    Description: A Roadmap shows a path from current state to a desired future state. The roadmap method builds consensus on vision, goals, milestones, and deliverables. The roadmap can be used to rally a community around a plan for action as well as manage expectations for outcomes over time.

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    MESA - Michigan Enterprise Strategic Assessment


    More detail on MESAs can be found on the Michigan MESA page.

    Note: Michigan has migrated towards "MESA Lites" which consist of only a MESA diagram and a "scope, goals, and initiative" page. This format is similar to a Strategy on a Page, only with a graphical component. Here is a "How to Build" document for a MESA lite.

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    Copy of Brick Diagrams

    A brick diagram organizes technology services and components, so an organization can describe and enforce standards, services, and capabilities for a given technology domain. The diagram also describes the lifecycle of technology components -  each component will be in one or more of the following: tactical, strategic, retirement, containment, baseline, or emerging. A brick can comprise one or more solutions/implementations in which an enterprise invests to support its capabilities. Link to external resource.
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    Copy of Capability Maps

    A business capability, or simply a “capability,” defines what a business does. It does not communicate or expose where, why, or how something is done — only what is done. Specifically, the business capability is “a particular ability or capacity that a business may possess or exchange to achieve a specific purpose or outcome (Cutter)." This appears to be an industry definition.

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