gov.uk beta – deliverable #3 c.15 million people interested in the work and workings of Government. Photo CC licenced from flic.kr/p/93saH9
gov.uk beta – deliverable #3 Of the 100s of sites scattered across But we’re making those people separate .gov.uk domains, the lions work hard: to know which bit of gov share are about government does what; to know how that organisations; explaining who they website works; then find the are and what they do. content (if it’s there!) and decipher They’re visited by millions of people the meaning (if they can!) per month interested in thousands of subjects where govt has an active role Photo CC licenced from flic.kr/p/93saH9
gov.uk beta – expect: first unified view of Government N A N FI SI O L D N G T E Those are the problems we’re trying to solve with a single publishing platform for government organisations We’re testing with a handful of departments in beta the pooling together of content (speeches, news, publications, policy info) to create the first ever unified view of govt activity In govt context, thats a radical move. But ours is not a unique problem – the BBC have just done the same.
gov.uk beta – expect: structured definitions of policy N A N FI SI O L D N G T E We’re going further, imposing structure and rigour to how we explain government policy, in consistent formats, more clearly than before And by doing that, we’re turning content into data that other people can re-use
gov.uk beta – expect: intuitive new publishing tool N A N FI SI O L D N G T E To make all this possible we’re building custom software that meets the specific needs of publishers in government. This will help them publish more efficiently, more consistently than ever before.
gov.uk beta – “Remember when we had all those separate websites?” What was that It’s worth acknowledging that it’s a tough road ahead. It’s scary for any all about?! organisation to give up its website. But by building something that is easier for end users to use and for publishers to maintain, we will look back and ask: why did we have all those separate websites?