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  • guest wrote a new blog post: What to do When Your Web Team is at Risk…   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailKevin Mears from the University of Glamorgan Web team has attended IWMW before, but this year can’t make it due to some restructuring that has been taking place in his department. It’s clear that a lot of people have been through this process and many more will do during the forthcoming year. Kevin has written a [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: University Case Studies from Squiz and Funnelback Search   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Squiz and Funnelback Search are looking forward to exhibiting at the IWMW once again this year. Last week, Squiz held a pre-IWMW seminar in London featuring a number of talks on Web Experience Management Solutions, including two case studies from universities which may be of interest to IWMW2011 blog readers. Daniel Jackson, Development Manager at City University , presented [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Win a Kindle at IWMW 2011!   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAll attendees of this year’s IWMW have the chance to enter a competition to win a Kindle. Siteimprove are offering the prize as part of an effort to help raise the awareness in the potential to save money through having the best results possible on your website’s internal search engine. SearchImprove, Siteimprove’s hosted internal search engine, gives you [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: B7: Maximising Institutional Webmaster Impact   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThis may be a bit late in the day considering how long Marieke has been asking us all to say something about our upcoming IWMW2011 sessions, but I’m afraid the allocated time for a particular “job” always gets lumped toward any actual event associated with it and it’s only this week I’ve got back on wavelength [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Welcome to Reading   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAlex Brannen, Director of Communications at the University of Reading, has written us a guest blog post introducing Reading, the University and the Digital Development team. ************* We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to Reading later this month. For those of you who don’t know us or the town – yes we are still officially [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Survey into Institution Web Management   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailNot enough time, not enough people, not enough budget . These were some of the major obstacles for institution web managers back in 2009, according to some research funded by Eduserv. At the time Andy Powell, our Research Programme Director, said:

    there appears to be a continued emphasis (particularly amongst senior members of higher education institutions) on using the web [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: B5: Open data; a little goes a long Way   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThis year’s parallel is a follow up to the one I (Chris Gutteridge) gave last year entitled Looking at Linked Data . In March 2011, the University of Southampton launched the service with some core datasets from the university. So has it been a success? Recently I got asked what the success criteria for the Open Data project was. [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Barcamp Review: “What makes for a great online video?”   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    As facilitator, I showed three university videos on YouTube. And then invited delegates to award cheers and boos. The first video got mixed reviews. I loved it and thought it spot on for the target audiences. Others disagreed. Opinions about the subsequent videos were pretty unanimous. Everyone at this barcamp had experience of commissioning online [...]

  • ThumbnailAmy Chamier gives us her summary of the plenary session: P2 “Are web managers still needed when everyone is a web ‘expert’?”, presented by Susan Farrell. ____________________ Will web managers be the first to go when public sector cuts bite? This was the unsettling question put to us by independent web consultant Susan Farrell. Susan, a former [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: P1: The Web in Turbulent Times: Chris Sexton   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIn the opening Plenary of IWMW 2010, Chris Sexton, Director of Corporate Information and Computing Services at the University of Sheffield, explored the challenges that web and information services teams are facing. Chris’s talk looked at the challenges from the perspective of an IT Director and explained how they may lead to changes in the way [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: IWMW search engine offer from Siteimprove   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    To coincide with IWMW 2010 and the recent interest from universities in SearchImprove (Siteimprove’s bespoke search engine) we are delighted to announce the SearchImprove University Introductory Offer . This offer is all about giving universities the chance to see how much control editors have over SearchImprove and the chance to take advantage of our limited period special pricing [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Site Confidence Load Testing Prize   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Site Confidence is pleased to offer a day of load testing as a great prize for the IWMW prize draw. The winner will benefit from Site Confidence’s external load testing services for websites and web applications. No costly software or hardware implementation is required, nor major training courses. Our commitment to the winner will include: Pre-project preparation [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Looking at Linked Data   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Linked data ” is the buzz word of the hour, and apparently the government are using it on, but what the hell is it and why would a university web manager need to know about it? There’s plenty of technical documentation already, but very little explanation for people who don’t read XML for fun. Linked [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Greening Events at the Institutional Web Management Workshop   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    The JISC Greening Events  Project Greening Events is a small exploratory project funded under the JISC Greening ICT programme . It is investigating how to minimise the negative sustainability impacts of academically related events (such as conferences and seminars, training, administrative and project meetings, etc.) whilst gaining the maximum benefit from them. The two main objectives of [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Time for FlashMash   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    At IWMW 2010 I ( Owen Stephens ) am running a workshop on mashups – ‘ FlashMash‘. The rather foolhardy aim of the session is to actually build a working mashup in the 90 minutes available. There’s no nice way of saying this, so I’ll just come right out with it In order to stand a fighting chance [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: B4: Developing Your Personal Contingency Plan: Beat The Panic   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    This blog entry is for people attending the Personal Contingency parallel session to share what they hope to get out of the session. The aim of this session is to explore key maxim’s that will help you prepare for a change of career or a change in your work situation. Whether you’re planning to change roles, [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Follow up on Plone session in 2009   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Last year I ( Helen Sargan , Web Manager, University of Cambridge) ran a parallel session on choosing Plone for a CMS pilot ( Another step closer to a CMS – dallying with Plone ). This went ahead and the first site will be published shortly, with several more at pilot stage. If anyone is interested I can catch [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Our Favourite Sheffield Places   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailSheffield has some great places to eat, drink and be merry…you just need to know where to look… Melissa Nisbett from Eleven has written a few lines introducing us to great places to go and to the Sheffield guide book they produce. All images courtesy of Nigel Barker Photography . Sheffield has a wealth of vintage, retro and antique [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Website Search for Higher Education   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    The economic challenges faced by web managers in the HE sector are a key theme of this year’s IWMW. Providing effective website search can be a surprisingly efficient way to ensure that the results from your web investments are maximised and can even save you money. Offering fast and usable access to your online information ensures [...]

  • guest wrote a new blog post: Plenary 2: Are web managers still needed when everyone is a web 'expert'?   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    In these cash-strapped times, I believe any sensible Institution should be increasing their web professionals as they can provide many efficiencies and savings by web enabling processes and reducing printing costs (among other things). So do you find that you are less valued than you used to be or more? Are you seen as the [...]

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