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NMO Module 4 - Content has a Title and a Description

by webadmin last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM
Description of the Title and Description fields for content on the portal.

Content has a Title and a Description

Content that you add to the portal must have a Title and a Description.

1. A Title is used to identify your content to portal visitors, and in searches.

Some rules of thumb for a title are:

    • Short but descriptive.
    • Uses proper grammar.
    • Does not use abbreviations
    • Uses characters of the alphabet, numbers, and certain special characters ( , . : . )
    • Does not use the characters ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) = < > ? / \ | + “” ‘’ in the title. These characters can have special meanings and cause problems with searching for them.

Examples of good titles are:

    • Wood Quality Implications of Forest Management
    • UA BARA Meeting Minutes, March 12, 2006
    • HOWTO: Copyright and Fair Use

2. A description is a one-paragraph text abstract that accurately and concisely describes content though inclusion of key words.

Accurate keywords in the description ensure that the document will be found during a search.

Rules of thumb for a description are:

    • An abstract that quickly describes the content to a casual viewer.
    • Uses keywords that concisely describe the contents of the content.
    • Uses standard references like the document source, authors(s), date of publication, publishers, copyright information, and web reference, etc.
    • Use a single paragraph. Line and paragraph breaks are not supported in a description.

A good example description is:

"Wood Quality Implications of Forest Management" is an extension publication from Oregon State University, which looks at the basics of conifer tree growth, characteristics that define wood quality, and the effects of silvicultural management practices on wood quality. Of relevance to agroforestry practices that aim to grow valuable timber are the various ways that managers can influence wood quality, e.g. planting density, thinning, pruning, and fertilization. The publication is relevant not only to western conifers, but also to softwood species in other regions as well. Original source of article obtained from {} Also available from OSU Extension & Station Publications, Oregon State University, 422 Kerr Administration, Corvallis, OR 97331, "Tree Growth, Forest Management and Their Implications for Wood Quality" (PNW 576).

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