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IWMW 2002: Avoiding Portal Wars - Introduction

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Avoiding Portal Wars ™
• Paul Browning, Bristol
• Kriss Fearon, York
• Tony Shaw, Paisley
• Tracey Stanley, Leeds
• Julie ...

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What is a portal?
• Aggregates information and applications one stop
shop
• Is personalised or ‘groupilised’ one size does...

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Examples of portals
• Blackboard
• Amazon
• Tesco
• LSE for You
TABS
CHANNELS or PORTLETS

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Panel session on “Avoiding Portal Wars” given at the IWMW 2002 event.

See http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2002/talks/panel/

Panel session on “Avoiding Portal Wars” given at the IWMW 2002 event.

See http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2002/talks/panel/

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IWMW 2002: Avoiding Portal Wars - Introduction

  1. 1. Avoiding Portal Wars ™ • Paul Browning, Bristol • Kriss Fearon, York • Tony Shaw, Paisley • Tracey Stanley, Leeds • Julie Stuckes, UKOLN ™ Paul Helm, Sheffield Hallam
  2. 2. What is a portal? • Aggregates information and applications one stop shop • Is personalised or ‘groupilised’ one size does not fit all • Aspires to be your desktop on the Web Webtop A portal:
  3. 3. Examples of portals • Blackboard • Amazon • Tesco • LSE for You TABS CHANNELS or PORTLETS
  4. 4. What is a portal architecture? Why bother? Webified PIMS IRIS BOFINS BORIS Coda Dolphin Before (i.e. now) ….. Pseudo- webified Desk- toppedInvisible Lots of stovepipes of variable length … Userconfusion?
  5. 5. What is a portal architecture? Aggregation Webified PIMS IRIS BOFINS BORIS Coda Dolphin After ….. Pseudo- webified Desk- topped Extending, bending and merging the stovepipes … PORTALISED Portal framework Portal ? ? Happy User
  6. 6. Why might there be problems? • Cultural issues (ownership, brand) • Technical (“siloware”) • Usability Let’s hear from some different cultures: MIS Library JISC/DNER VMLE
  7. 7. Why might there be problems? • Cultural issues (ownership, brand) • Technical (“siloware”) • Usability Let’s hear from some different cultures: MIS Library JISC/DNER VMLE

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