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What is NAVIPEDIA?
NAVIPEDIA is an electronic repository of knowledge related to GNSS. It is a common entry point, that enables users to access an updated information of the existing GNSS Systems, applications, receivers and fundamentals. NAVIPEDIA adopts the concept of Media-wiki products - anyone can comment, propose modification to an existing article, suggest a new topic or submit a draft article. However, there is an important difference that distinguishes NAVIPEDIA from other wikies. A robust content management and control process ensures the needed quality, reliability and consistency of stored safety data.
Generic Content Management Principles
Developing NAVIPEDIA content and achieving the related targets requires well defined and systematic content management process. Content development needs are identified by research and monitoring of NAVIPEDIA user community needs, analysis of the current content and identification of missing knowledge elements or of existing knowledge elements, which need further enhancement. A Content Development Plans (CDP) have been established for all knowledge categories to ensure an efficient content development and update process, as well as an effective content development oversight. The CDP is subject to periodic review and update to ensure currency and comprehensiveness of NAVIPEDIA knowledgebase.
The task of content management is assigned to the NAVIPEDIA Content Manager.
Content Quality Assurance
The basic content management principle is that article content is developed using information derived from qualified sources. The article information source and the content control responsibility are indicated accordingly in the “Article Information” meta-data box, associated to each article and displayed in the upper right corner of the article page. The integrity, consistency and correctness of article content are ensured through the formal compliance with the established:
- Article authorship, review and approval process and procedures
- Dedicated user rights management procedures and system support
- Procedure for peer review by NAVIPEDIA Fellows
The task of content quality assurance is assigned to the NAVIPEDIA Content Validation Manager.
Article Creation and Upload
Anyone can propose to create a new article or draft it himself/herself. Proposals for new articles, modifications to existing ones or new draft articles should be submitted to the Editor or Content manager through the “Contact us” feature of NAVIPEDIA, accessible from the left navigation bar or, alternatively, should be sent directly to their e-mail addresses. Proven authors who are familiar with the Media-wiki platform are provided with the option to submit their draft articles directly in “Draft articles”.
The Editor only is entitled to integrate a draft article into the relevant NAVIPEDIA knowledge category following completion of article editorial and validation process.
Article Review Cycle
All NAVIPEDIA knowledge items, including articles are subject to review in order to ensure the required content quality, reliability, scope and relevance. The review process can be generally described as:
- Random. The review is carried out by the users and is not subject to control by the NAVIPEDIA development team. However, the recommendations and suggestions passed by the users will be given due consideration.
- Periodic. The review is carried out by the members of the NAVIPEDIA development team (Editor, Validation manager, Content manager, Moderator, Authors) in line with the established review procedure and schedule