This page provides details of the "Intranets" workshop session facilitated by James Currall (University of Glasgow) at the Institutional Web Management: 2001 workshop held at Queen's University Belfast on 25-27 June 2001.
An intranet is a mechanism for the implementation of an organisation's information management policy and for realising its information strategy. The policy and strategy may be very centralised and homogeneous or, as is the case with the University of Glasgow, involve a high degree of devolution and heterogeneity and the intranet to support it must reflect the way that the organisation operates. Above all an intranet is about delivering information to those who need it, when they need it. The right sort of technology can oil the wheels, whilst the wrong sort will just get in the way.
The implementation of an intranet involves a large number of components to deal with authoring, authentication, authorisation, content management, notification, searching, etc. This session will provide the opportunity for participants to examine different approaches, share experience and discuss difficulties across a range of issues and technologies.