11-16-16 Research Notes








You can create a sitemap for your SharePoint website using the DYNO Mapper sitemap generator http://www.dynomapper.com.


I know one of our key questions is an inventory of the current Sharepoint site’s holdings.

I searched Google for “index a sharepoint site” and found this discussion:


SharePoint Console allows you to crawl and index items from a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) or Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) site or site collection.


Export using “powershell”

Import list into mindjet

Chief Information Office November Newsletter

CIO news archives



Microsoft Sharepoint Case Studies


Has bullet points of "benefits"

"Digital Visions" unit:

•Web Services and Mobile technologies – Digital Visions works to remain in the forefront of web technology development and use within the agency and has been a leader in the development of the agency SharePoint environment and mobile technologies. ◦Builds, maintains and posts content on various websites across the agency from Forest/Project level sites to the national CIO helpdesk pages

◦Designs custom web applications for clients that involve creating new and innovative uses of web and mobile technologies


can work with individual clients to meet their project needs with the understanding of the Forest Service business while also understanding the technology available within the agency to meet those needs.

Contact Info

 Tracy Bieler

 406-466-5198


R10 Sharepoint Site:

Form R-10 7700-41, is available electronically on the R10 Sharepoint site – http://fsteams.fs.fed.us/sites/r06-eng-cd/tra/ops-maint/SitePages/Region%2010%20Operations%20and%20Maintenance.aspx

IM Sharepoint Site:

IM SharePoint

site (https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rmrs-fiaim/

SitePages /Home.aspx) and the O Drive (O:\RD\


Summary_Reports): Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New

Mexico, Utah, Wyoming.

Internal Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing SharepointSite:


Via http://www.fs.fed.us/research/docs/forestry-research-council/presentations/2016-citizen-science-roman.pdf

"The internal Web presence is a tool for communication among EFRs that has

been underutilized. This is beginning to change, as the EFR Coordinator and the

eResearch EFR project manager work to create a SharePoint site that could increase

user access and availability of key information." page 69

via http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr935.pdf\

Data management page 99

Develop/maintain an internal SharePoint site for collaboration and knowledge

sharing, facilitating the use of the network as a loose support structure

Page 107

Develop/maintain an internal SharePoint site for collaboration and knowledge

sharing, helping to build and maintain the social network aspects of

the network

Value can also be found by taking advantage of the new EFR SharePoint site

(i.e., internal website) to share information across sites. Taking a step beyond that,

asking administrative staff to collaboratively standardize practices and automating

those processes, offers an effective way to improve the value of administrative data

and broadly improve site administration.

The 80 official experimental forests and ranges (EFR)

Stine, Peter A. 2016. Forest Service Research and Development: strategic vision

for the experimental forests and ranges network. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNWGTR-

935. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific

Northwest Research Station. 198 p.

The 80 official experimental forests and ranges (EFR) administered

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act






Did it come from USDA?


Customer Relationship Manager Group (CBRM Group)

Email: ContactUsForm@ftc.usda.gov

CTS Web Site


Support activities for CTS include SharePoint 2010/13 deployment, maintenance and infrastructure support, as well as Tier-2/3 support for SharePoint related issues or requests.

SharePoint Service:

• Base SharePoint Services are designed for internal USDA end users and have a 1GB per user storage limit. The use of this by individual users is already included in the EMS-CS Base Service Mail Box fee.

• Above Base SharePoint Services are available for customer application hosting and integration. These services will incur an additional fee.



Focuses on the applications required to support the business mission and information needs of the organization



SharePoint Service:

• Base SharePoint Services are designed for internal USDA end users and have a 1GB per user storage limit. The use of this by individual users is already included in the EMS-CS Base Service Mail Box fee.


Contact CTS

Customer Relationship Manager Group (CBRM Group)

Email: ContactUsForm@ftc.usda.gov

CTS Web Site

Enterprise Geospatial Data Management


Microsoft Office


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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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