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U-M Internet Publishing Policies, Guidelines, & Instructions
A document is a set of information designed and presented as an individual entity. A publication is a good example of a document. It may contain logical subunits such as parts, sections, or chapters; but it is typically created, updated, and presented as a single unit. The World Wide Web (WWW) presentation of a document may consist of one or many WWW pages.
A document collection is a set of documents that are logically related, usually by their content, target audience, or origin (e.g., a collection of studies produced by a program, project, or organization).
A Page, in the WWW environment, is an individual computer file which can be addressed by a hypertext link. Documents and collections are constructed of linked pages.
Although most pages are static files, some are not. HTML forms, Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts, and other mechanisms may be used to create pages which are front-ends to databases or other types of information services. Such services may dynamically create new pages containing query responses or customized forms in response to user input.
A home page is the entry point to a WWW server or a collection. It is the first page of information received.
A one-way hypermedia connection from one site to another on the World Wide Web. Expressed as a "link to" or "link from" a website or page of information.
A WWW server is a computer which provides access to one or more collections of documents using World Wide Web formats and protocols. Each WWW Server has a main entry point or home page, although numerous files or pages are usually directly addressable.
Each WWW server has a Webmaster--an individual with primary responsibility for the server. By convention, each WWW server maintains a Webmaster email address (e.g., email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) to which suggestions and inquiries about the site may be directed.
The institution's official homepage, which serves as a gateway--or entry point--to networked information created or maintained by units of the University.
U-M Gateway Registry
The database of registered resources for U-M Gateway.
U-M Gateway Registration
Units or sponsored information resources should be registered as part of the U-M Gateway environment. Registration records information about the resource's source/creator as well as other descriptive information.
Unit or Sponsored Information Resource
Documents, document collections, or homepages created by an official unit or other recognized organization of the University or an individual-created information resource which is sponsored by an official unit or registered organization. Organizations which are registered with the Michigan Student Assembly are recognized as U-M organizations.