The architecture for storing contacts on OpenEI was recently updated to improve efficiency and user experience. Contacts on OpenEI are designed to provide contact information for industry professionals or organization positions. Contact information can be added to any of the 17k+ organization pages that exist on OpenEI, which then displays a contact card on that organization page.
Contacts can also be used for different pages and sections within OpenEI. The RAPID Toolkit is one example of how contacts can be used within the wiki. Contact information can be added to RAPID Roadmap pages, and uses a semantic relationship to retrieve the contact information from an organization page and display it on the roadmap page itself. This update helps to maintain the relationships that existed before, providing a way for people interested in development, policy or permitting to find and connect with the appropriate person or persons at different organizations and agencies during the different phases of project development.
The recent contact update now provides an easier way to add and edit contacts that may be listed on different roadmap pages.
For more information on how to add and work with contacts on OpenEI, please visit the Help:Contacts page.