Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
What Do You Really Want?
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

What Do You Really Want?


Slides for talk on "What Do You Really Want?" given by Dawn Ellis at the IWMW 2012 event held at the University of Edinburgh on 18-20 June 2012.

Slides for talk on "What Do You Really Want?" given by Dawn Ellis at the IWMW 2012 event held at the University of Edinburgh on 18-20 June 2012.

Published in Education , Technology
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Once upon a time….
  • 2. In a faraway land
  • 3. There lived a great scholar
  • 4. He governed an ancient seat of learning• One of the world’s top 50 universities• 29,000 students (8k from overseas)• 10,000 staff (2k from overseas)
  • 5. It was his wish that many more come from far and wide to study
  • 6. But the journey had become difficult
  • 7. And competition abroad was fierce
  • 8. It was not easy for outsiders to see the wonders of his university
  • 9. He had many lords, each lord of their own domain
  • 10. Each wished to stand apart
  • 11. How to overcome these internal battles?
  • 12. Aha! Inspiration!A content management system!
  • 13. Website for strangers of all nations
  • 14. So he asked a select group ofmagicians to make it happen
  • 15. They travelled the fiefdoms, asking • Who will visit your website? • What do they want? • What do you really want for them?
  • 16. And so it came to pass, a new website and publishing framework was born • Central site- studying theme
  • 17. And 3 years later• 50 units• 500 editors• 90% Information Services Group• 83% Corporate Services Group• 75 % Student & Academic Services Group• 70% Schools & Colleges
  • 18. The online kingdom was a devolved one• Own editors• Own content• Own workflow
  • 19. His people could now rely on:• Reliable infrastructure• Graphic design• Training and support• System administration• Legal compliance
  • 20. And so the great lord and scholar wasso happy that he said “let’s do more”
  • 21. Let’s invest in more new technology
  • 22. And the magicians said, Sir, please consider your people
  • 23. Many are just at the beginning of their journeyThey are• evaluating their content and users• assessing their time and skills available• beginning to share technical development
  • 24. They have begun to work together
  • 25. What do the people want now?• core elements of editorial and structural consistency• flexibility and agility to respond to changing landscape• time
  • 26. And so their wishes were granted
  • 27. And they all lived happily ever after