Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010
Plenary Talk P7: It's all gone horribly wrong: disaster communication in a crisis
- P7: It's all gone horribly wrong: disaster communication in a crisis
- Session Tag:
- Tuesday 13 July 13:30-14:15
- Jeremy Speller, Director of Media Services, University College London.
How do you communicate with your staff and students and the wider world when it all goes horribly wrong? Is your IT/Web related response aligned with your institutional Major Incident and Disaster Recovery policies?
Over the past few years a number of experiments have been undertaken by various institutions to address these issues. Externally hosted websites are one solution and some have used SMS messaging and third-party services such as Twitter. This talk covers ways in which communications can be disseminated via as many channels as possible while allowing simple access to tools for those in MI teams who need to make announcements.
One day it will of course go so wrong that the only solution is a walk around campus with the megaphone - short of that we owe it to our users to provide information in as coherent and effective a manner as possible.
University college London
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Jeremy Speller has been involved with the UCL Web presence since 1995. Having headed UCL Web Services for a number of years, Jeremy is now Director of Learning & Media Services which, along with the Web, covers AV, design, learning technology, multimedia and photography. Prior to becoming a full-time Web "operative", Jeremy's background was in planning and statistics at UCL and previously at the University of Birmingham. Way back when he ran the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme at what was then CVCP.
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