Publicising your Project
This page contains a few tips and pointers on publicising your deliverable. Ideally, all projects should spend significant time publicising their project through an appropriate range of media, including:
Indexing your Web pages on search enginesThere are, unfortunately, a wide range of search engines in public use. Non of these index all of the Web, and they differ in how up to date the information within them is. Checkout details of the different criteria and features of search engines; however, you should, as a minimum, have your project Web pages indexed in: Submit it! to submit details of your project Web site. This will allow you to quickly index, or notify, a large variety of search engines about your Web-based service.
Publicising your project, or deliverables, via email listsEmail lists are a powerful way of reaching many people quickly and simply; no HTML, no DTP, just type and go!
Some pointers to mailing lists can be found in the mailing lists section.
Publicising in printThere are many useful print forums for disseminating news or announcements about your project; as well as the significant library or information science publications, you should also publicise in more subject-specific publications. For example, if you are setting up a subject gateway for the biological sciences, then work out which journals are well-read by UK academic biology researchers, library subject specialists in biology, and academics in the field.
There are many different publications which count the UK academic and librariana communities amongst their readership. The more significant of these, which you may wish to consider in terms of publicicity or dissemination, include:
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