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IWMW 1998: Introduction

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Slides for talk given at IWMW 1998 held at the University of Newcastle on 15-17 September 1998.

See http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-sep1998/materials/

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IWMW 1998: Introduction

  1. 1. 1 Institutional Web Management: Introduction Brian Kelly Email: UKOLN B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk University of Bath URL: Bath, BA2 7AY http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/ UKOLN is funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre, the Joint Information Systems Committee of the Higher Education Funding Councils, as well as by project funding from the JISC’s Electronic Libraries Programme and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based.
  2. 2. 2 UK Web Focus UK Web Focus: • National web coordination post for UK HE community • Based at UKOLN, University of Bath • Responsibilities include: – Technology watch – Information dissemination in variety of ways: – Workshops (national, regional) – Presentations at conferences and seminars – Online – Coordination activities – Representing JISC on W3C • Brian Kelly appointed on 1st November 1996 – Involved with web since January 1993 – Previously worked at University of Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, and Loughborough
  3. 3. 3 About The Workshop The Institutional Web Management workshop: • Aimed at members of web teams responsible for managing institutional UK HE web services • Speakers from within the HE community plus small numbers of speakers from commercial world • Provides opportunity for interaction with fellow participants • Ambitious programme • Continuation from Running an Institutional Web Service workshop held at KCL in July 1997 • Workshop committee: Brian Kelly Dave Hartland (Netskills) Helen Varley Sargan (Cambridge)
  4. 4. 4 Workshop Participants 100 workshop participants from various communities Systems Administrators Applications support staff Web / CWIS editors Information providers Managers / policy makers Designers Numbers: Sys Admin - Application Support - Web Editors - Information Providers - Managers - Designers - Trainers - Others - From: Computing services - Library - Academic depts - Admin / PR / etc. - Other HE - Non HE - Numbers: Sys Admin - Application Support - Web Editors - Information Providers - Managers - Designers - Trainers - Others - From: Computing services - Library - Academic depts - Admin / PR / etc. - Other HE - Non HE - Others
  5. 5. 5 Your Interests • "I like to keep up to date with development and advances in web design and internet issues." • "Better understanding and knowledge of XML" • "Database integration is also of interest" • "metadata, web caching … database connectivity" • "Share experience of managing servers and caches" • "A clearer understanding of ... legal aspects and copyright." • "Staff employed compared to size of web" • "To gain greater awareness of current practices and recommendations" • "An idea of what other Universities are offering in terms of quality and content" • "Meet fellow university web workers." "Share experiences" • "Hints and tips; contacts" "Shared experience with other technical Webmasters." Technology Update XML Database Management Issues Contacts Systems
  6. 6. 6 Timetable - Day 1 Introduction 1.30 Commercial Database and Collaborative 2.00 Web Development Tools (John Toomey., Balance Co.) Commercial XML and HTML Authoring Tools (SoftQuad) 2.30 Coffee Break 3.00 - 3.20 'Dumbing Down': 3.30 Making the UCE Website More Accessible (Brian Lantz) Does Web Content Grow on Trees? (Andrew Aird) 4.15 Publishing And Devolving Maintenance 5.00 of a Prospectus (Paul Browning) Plans for Day 2 5.30 Dinner 7.30 Commercial Presentations
  7. 7. 7 Timetable - Day 2 Introduction 9.00 RAL Case Study (Victoria Marshall) 9.15 Information Management & The Institutional Website: 10.00 Promoting and Supporting Organisational Change (Jon Wallis) Coffee Break 10.45 - 11.00 "He left the course 3 months ago?": 11.00 Web-based front-ends to student databases (Nick Gould) Events Online (Stephen Emmott) 11.30 The Use of Online Databases to Manage 12.00 Student Support and Learning (Terry Brown) Lunch 12.30 - 1.30 Parallel Sessions 1.30 - 5.30 Internet Gallery 5.30-7.00 Dinner 7.30
  8. 8. 8 Timetable - Day 3 Deploying New Web Technologies (Brian Kelly) 9.00 The DISinHE Centre, Accessibility and the Web (Paul Booth) 9.45 Publish and be Damned? 10.15 Freedom, Responsibility and AUP (Colin Work) Coffee Break 10.45 - 11.00 British Council Case Study (Paul Squires) 11.00 Report Back from Parallel Sessions 11.30 Conclusions 12.00 Lunch 12.30 - 1.30
  9. 9. 9 Questions?
  10. 10. 9 Questions?

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