The AIIM CMIS Demo: Looking Back at 2009 and Ahead to 2010


I’ve published a lot on the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard since it’s initial public announcement in September of 2008.  One problem is that a lot of that content is spread out in multiple blog posts.

Demo Picture Well Thomas Pole, the AIIM iECM Committee chair, and I have written a whitepaper talking about the demo that the committee built for the AIIM Conference last year.  It talks about the ups and downs of designing and building the demo.  It classifies the demonstration using the three  fundamental CMIS use cases that I crafted this past summer and talks about what the upcoming demonstration is going to achieve.

If you want to read it, you can download the PDF version right here.

Did I mention that it has pretty pictures?

The section talking about the future is excerpted below.  There will be a more detailed post on that shortly.

Working Towards a Complete Standard

Building on 2009’s success, the iECM committee began designing the 2010 iECM-CMIS Demonstration in October 2009. The 2010 demo will be in a specific business domain, Content Management for Healthcare. Classification vocabularies already defined and commonly used in the Healthcare industry will be used to classify content including Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED).

This year’s demonstration will show two CMIS scenarios. The Federated Repository scenario will once again be leveraged. In addition, the Application to Repository scenario will be used as the users of the system will be able to direct their inquiries to specific repositories on demand.

It is hoped that more vendors will be able to deploy instances of their product with content and related metadata that exemplify the content that would be found at Healthcare organizations such as hospitals, clinics, physician practices, medical libraries, etc. There are already commitments from more vendors than the 2009 demonstration.

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