To make the most of our data; improving quality and reducing duplication, UQ is moving towards a central data model for things like news, events, study programs, people, research publications. This is built on centrally defined and managed content types in Drupal which draw on data from the many systems UQ has like LDAP, UQ Researchers, eSpace, UQ News, SI-net, etc
Central data is stored in a triplestore and can be consumed by UQ Drupal sites. At appropriate levels, data can be pushed back into the triplestore to update and add to it.
This is work in progress which will be expanded on over time.
Central content types and taxonomies can be installed through the Central Things Manager module. This requires Site Coordinator or Administrator access to use.
Centrally managed content types come with a consistent set of fields and a default display so these types of content can be used across UQ's webspace.