Cloning Mercury Content

If an article you want to re-share is already in Mercury, it is recommended that you simply locate it and add it to one of your feeds.  However, sometimes you may need to duplicate that item, such as if the focus of the piece needs to be changed to work for your own unit's website.

Categories and Keywords

Mercury provides a variety of ways to categorize and tag your content, and understanding their meanings will help you to utilize them effectively.

Core Research Areas

Georgia Tech has organized its research into core areas of special interest, and encourages you to tag News items with these areas in Mercury.  These research area tags are used to help find stories:

Groups, Users, and Roles in Mercury

About Mercury Groups

Groups serve as buckets for content, and are often associated with an academic unit or office. Separate groups for sub-units can be added as needed. For instance, a research center could have its own Mercury group separate from its parent school or interdisciplinary research institute.

However, the main purpose of groups is not to sort or categorize content, but to control who can edit (and delete) content.

Feeds in Mercury

What is a Feed?

A feed is a list of content items from Mercury. Feeds let you organize any content from Mercury — your own and others' — and then display it on other web sites. The two most common types of content you will find in feeds are events and news.

Manual versus Automated Feeds

Content can be organized into two types of feeds in Mercury: