A new client project targets the development of a knowledge management platform focused on modern slavery, forced and child labor. The target users of this system are researchers, policy experts, academics, and staff of government and non-governmental organizations working to address these global challenges. A key objective is to easily manage, publish, and visualize data sets related to these areas of study and policy making. We have therefore defined a system architecture with two major components – WordPress for general content management and CKAN to support the specialized workflow for managing quantitative datasets.
WordPress is a proven open source content management system, and will support day-to-day online publishing tasks.
Moreover, CKAN is extensible and can be customized for a fit-to-purpose system.
A future post will feature the Quoin Tech Talk and a more detailed look at CKAN as a platform for development.