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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By : Dmitri Khanine
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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By: Dmitri Khanine

Overview of this book

Oracle UCM is a world-leading Enterprise Content Management platform. From Document Management, Web, Records, and more—Oracle has got all your business needs covered. Oracle UCM enables your organization to efficiently manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents. Written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine, this book is a complete practical guide to building an ECM system and successfully configuring, administering, and operating it. It also shows you how to efficiently manage your organization's content and customize the UCM to fit your needs. This book wastes no time in getting you up and running and dives straight into the installation of the content server in Chapter 1. In the second chapter, you will master all the major controls and the admin interface. Metadata—a very important ingredient of any ECM—is thoroughly covered in Chapter 3. The book then moves on to the important tasks of securing your ECM system, configuring and managing workflows, and understanding and implementing virtual folders. The book also gives you an under-the-hood view of Stellent in Chapter 7. In the later chapters, you will learn how to migrate content like a pro and easily customize Oracle ECM. A bonus addition to the book is the final chapter, which is an easy-to-follow primer on web content management.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
Getting Up and Running
Exploring Oracle UCM Product Offering

Publications and periodicals

Let's start by looking at the few books that cover Oracle UCM and related technologies.


At the time of this writing there are only three. Let's look at them one by one.

Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0

(By Billy Cripe, Vince Casarez, Jean Sini, and Philipp Weckerle, McGraw-Hill, 2008)

The book shows you how to integrate Web 2.0 trends and technologies into the enterprise.

Below is the full book's description taken from

Written by a team of experts from the Web 2.0 community and Oracle Corporation, this innovative guide provides a blueprint for leveraging the new culture of participation in an enterprise environment. Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0 offers proven strategies, for the successful adoption of an enterprise 2.0 paradigm, and covers the technical solutions that best apply in specific situations. You will find clear guidelines for using Web 2.0 technologies and standards in a productive way to align with business goals, increase efficiency, and provide measurable bottom line growth. Faster collaboration and accelerate information dissemination with blogs and wikis, Implement folksonomic strategies to achieve business intelligence, analytics, and semantic web goals Capture and broadcast connection graphs and activity streams via social networks. Bring together application data, business analytics, unstructured information, and collaborative interactions in enterprise mashups Enable rich Internet applications with Ajax, Ruby on Rails, Flash, FLEX, and other technologies Connect your Web 2.0 ecosystem through Web services such as REST and JSON Ensure security, and compliance management.

The next one is another strategy book.

Transforming Infoglut! A Pragmatic Strategy for Oracle Enterprise Content Management

(By Andy MacMillan and Brian Huff, Osborne Oracle Press 2008)

And here's an description:

Glean actionable business information from your "digital landfill" by deploying a flexible, cost-effective content management framework across your entire organization. Transforming Infoglut!: A Pragmatic Strategy for Oracle Enterprise Content Management details, step-by-step, how to rein in the current data explosion and gain the competitive edge. Get tips for building an enterprise content management (ECM) team, centralizing storage, finding and managing information, incorporating legacy systems, and handling unstructured content. You'll also learn how to secure your system, optimize performance, and ensure regulatory compliance.

And here's the last one—the only in-depth UCM technical reference book (prior to the one you're reading now).

The Definitive Guide to Stellent Content Server Development

(By Brian Huff, Apress, 2006)

As the title suggests, this book is focused on Content Server customization and integration. Most of the information is still valid and some is a bit dated. The book is available in hardcover and e-book formats and as a free preview from Google Books ( Below is the book's description from

The Definitive Guide to Stellent Content Server Development is the most complete book available for this Enterprise Content Management application. It gives an introduction to Content Management, followed by an in-depth discussion of Stellent's core service-oriented architecture.

It details how its flexible, component-driven model makes it easy to customize the appearance and behavior of the server. Focusing on the developer, this book gives step-by-step examples for creating data entry forms, designing skins, adding services, customizing the web interface, integrating with other applications, and modifying the behavior with Java. Throughout the book the author reveals tips and tricks on security, performance, metadata design, maintenance, undocumented features, and general best practices.

It is complete with appendices detailing the inner working of the Content Server. This includes a full discussion about the IdocScript language, the JSP integration layer, and some of the internal Java APIs. You will find this a vital resource whether you're just considering Stellent, or you own it and want to customize it to fit your exact needs.

And now let's look at one more valuable source of Oracle UCM expertise, industry trends and insider information, Oracle magazines and whitepapers.

Magazines and whitepapers

Below are the two well-known magazines and three must-read whitepapers you ought to see.

Oracle magazine

Oracle Magazine needs no introduction. This is an official Oracle voice that presents Oracle news, customer stories, hands-on technology articles, podcasts, and much more.

KMWorld magazine

KMWorld serves the content, document, and knowledge management markets. It's the key information provider for a broad array of industry leaders who use business content in all its forms to drive productivity, gain competitive advantage, and create new opportunities for revenue and innovation in their organizations.

KMWorld focuses on Business Process Management, Collaboration, Document Management, Portals, Enterprise Content Management, Records Management and Regulatory Compliance, Smart Enterprise Suites, Workflow and E-Process, and Imaging and Forms Processing just to name a few.

And now let me show you the three important whitepapers that cover the basics of Information Management. They help you get a broader prospective—the kind of insight that comes so handy at those critical points, every UCM project goes through.

Fishbowl content management whitepapers

This page offers you a wealth of resources (many of which I've already mentioned). What I urge you to do is go to the White Papers and Ebooks sections to the bottom of the screen and read these three important ones by Billy Cripe:

  • Two Types of Collaboration and Ten Requirements for Using Them—an eye-peeling eBook that makes you aware of the often-overlooked Accidental Collaboration and how to reap sizable benefits by intentionally facilitating it.

  • Information Architecture for Enterprise 2.0: Enabling Access, Intelligence and Participation—a whitepaper that outlines the key points of what Enterprise 2.0 deployments should include and how it should be implemented within the organization.

  • The Agile Enterprise-Requirements in the Post-Modern Economy—another landmark whitepaper that helps you achieve massive savings by capitalizing on UCM's inherent agile-friendly capabilities. It walks you through a few practical steps that help you maximize your value and avoid the quicksand of typical problems.

There you have it—my very best shot at giving you the most complete, most up-to-date Oracle UCM Resource Directory you can possibly get.

You're now reading the last page of The Oracle UCM Handbook, and it would be a perfect time to take one last moment and summarize everything you have just accomplished.