Building Online Communities - The Barriers And The Bruises
Brian Kelly and John Heap (Leeds Metropolitan University) co-authored a paper on Building Online Communities - The Barriers And The Bruises which was accepted for the IADIS Web-Based Communities 2004 conference which was held in Lisbon on 24-26th March 2004.
- Short Paper
- Track - 1
- D4 - Universities As Online Communities
- Track - 2
- B5 - Hosting Web-Based Communities
- Building Online Communities: The Barriers and the Bruises
- Authors' names, complete affiliations, addresses
- John Heap
Leeds Metropolitan University
- Mr Brian Kelly
UK Web Focus
University of Bath
- Name of author to be contacted for correspondence
- Brian Kelly
- E-mail address and fax of contact author
FAX: +44 1225 386838
- Paper abstract
- Interest in Web-based collaboration is growing within many academic institutions. We are seeing a wide range of collaborative tools being used in many different areas, including teaching and learning, research and support. Collaborative tools appear to have tremendous potential. However the diversity of applications and application areas is raising several strategic challenges within institutions. This paper outlines barriers to widespread adoption of collaborative tools and argues that strategic thinking in this area.
- A maximum of three keywords which best describe the work
- Online collaboration, policy
- Appropriate references
- Brian has spoken at a number of international conferences, including co-authoring a short paper at the IADIS Internet/WWW 2003 conference, presenting a paper on "Approaches To The Preservation Of Web Sites" at the Online Information 2002 conference in December 2002, and one on "Automated Benchmarking Of Local Government Web Sites" at the EuroWeb 2001 conference held in Italy in December 2001. He will be giving a presentation on "HTML Is Dead! A Web Standards Update" and taking part in a panel session on "Isn't Web Site Accessibility Too Difficult To Implement?" at the Internet Librarian International 2003 conference which will be held in Birmingham in March 2003. Brian is a regular columnist for the Ariadne e-journal.
- A brief CV of authors
- Brian Kelly provides the UK Web Focus post, a JISC-funded post which provides
advice and support to the UK Higher and Further Education Communities in the area
of the Web. Brian is also the project manager for the QA Focus project.
Brian has been involved in Web activities since 1993, when he was involved in setting up one of the first Web sites in the UK Higher Education community. He has been involved in Web activities since then, and has participated in several of the International World Wide Web Conferences, as a member of the program committee, author of several short papers and conference delegate.
Brian is based in UKOLN - a national centre of excellence in digital information management, based at the University of Bath.