UKOLN Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004:
Session Details

The workshop consisted of a mixture of plenary talks and parallel workshop sessions. In addition there was also an optional Introduction to JISC and the Web Management Community session which was held on the morning of the first day.

Plenary Talks

The following 45 minute plenary talks were given. Note that the full abstracts for the plenary talks are also available in a single file.

Note that a total of 6 hours of plenary talks were held.

Strategic Challenges

Trials, Trips and Tribulations of an Integrated Web Strategy: David Supple, University of Birmingham
See David Supple's abstract and David's biographical details.
E-business: Why Join In?: Heidi Fraser-Krauss and Ester Ruskuc, University of St Andrews
See Heidi and Esther's abstract, Heidi's biographical details and Ester's biographical details.
Strategic Staff Development for the Web-enabled Organisation, Dave Hartland, Netskills
See Dave Hartland's abstract and Dave's biographical details.
Beyond Web Accessibility: Providing A Holistic User Experience: Lawrie Phipps, Techdis and Brian Kelly, UKOLN
See Lawrie Phipps's abstract and Lawrie's biographical details.

Strategic Challenges / New National Services

Beyond Free Beer: Is Using Open Source A Matter Of Choosing Software or Joining A Political Movement?: Sebastian Rahtz, University of Oxford
See Sebastian Rahtz's abstract and Sebastian's biographical details.

Strategic Challenges / New Technologies

Life After E-mail: Strategies For Collaboration in the 21st Century: Brian Kelly, UKOLN
See Brian Kelly's abstract and Brian's biographical details.

Institutional Case Studies

Socrates: Building an Intranet for the UK Research Councils: Tony Brown and Matt Thrower, PPARC
See Tony Brown and Matt Thrower's abstract and Tony's biographical details.
LSE for You: From Innovation to Realism and Beyond: Stephen Bulley, LSE
See Stephen Bulley's abstract and Stephen's biographical details.

Workshop Sessions

The following workshop sessions were held. Note that the full abstracts for the parallel sessions are also available in a single file.

Note that a total of 24 hours of parallel sessions were held.

A1: Defining the Role of the Web Editor, Ian Upton, University of Birmingham
Is a Web editor a technical guru or an information specialist? This session will reflect on the changing role of a Web editor.
B1: It Always Takes Longer Than You Think (Even If You Think It Will Take Longer Than You Think), Peter Walker, ILRT, University of Bristol
This workshop will provide hints and tips on project management and how to prevent time scale slippage in Web development work.
A2: Developing an E-content Strategy for your Web Site, Tracey Stanley, University of Leeds
With many Web sites are now reaching breaking point in terms of volume and near-anarchy in terms of content creation, the workshop session addresses the need for Web site managers to take a strategic standpoint on Web content.
B2: Implementing Web Standards Across The Institution - Trials And Tribulations Of A Redesign, Patrick H. Lauke, University of Salford
Many Web managers seek to develop standards-compliant Web sites. However this is not always easy. This session addresses the issues.
A3: Blogs & Wikis: Herding Cats?, Paul Browning, University of Bristol
Blogs & Wikis - what are they? How do they relate to each other? What role can they play in the provision of institutional Web services? Attend this session to find out the answers to these questions.
B3: Taxonomy: The Science Of Classification, Chris Milne and David MacCabe, University of Abertay Dundee
A workshop session which will address the role of taxonomies within portals.
A4: Using your Ayes and Noes: Creating a Business Case for an Institutional Portal, Bo Middleton, University of Leeds
Considering implementing an institutional portal but confused by some who say 'Aye' and others who say 'No'? Then this workshop is for you.
B4: From Swipe Card Machine to the Computer Screen, Heidi Fraser-Krauss & Ester Ruskuc, University of St Andrews
The workshop will be a hands-on/discussion session with the aim of making participants aware of e-business implementation issues.
A5: Paper Prototyping in Practice, Paul Milne & Peigi McKillop, EDINA, University of Edinburgh
This workshop will give a practical demonstration of how paper prototyping can aid rapid Web development.
B5: QA For Web Sites - What Goes Wrong And How Can We Prevent It?, Amanda Closier and Brian Kelly, UKOLN
A discusion group session covering the approaches to quality assurance for Web sites when automated checking will not suffice.
A6: Give The Dog A Plone, Dominic Hiles & Dr Kieren Pitts, ILRT, University of Bristol
This session will provide an introduction to the real-world implementation of the Plone Content Management System (CMS).
B6: Cheesy And Sad Images, Joel Porter (St Martin's College) / Claire Gibbons (University of Bradford)
Why do prospectuses and Web sites look nothing like the experience we are trying to portray? This workshop addresses the challenges in providing atrractive and usable Web sites by considering the diverse needs of the institution and the requirements of the client.
A7: Measuring the Impact of a CMS Implementation, Grant Malcolm, University of Western Australia
What effect will the increasing deployment of Content Management Systems have on the role of the Web manager?
B7: Being Open Source, Sebastian Rahtz and Randy Metcalfe, University of Oxford
This workshop session will provide practical guidance on how to set up projects using open source methodologies.
A8: Integrating Legal Compliance into Web Management, Jason Campbell, University of Strathclyde
A workshop session which will address the legal issues of providing Web services.
B8: Choosing a Search Engine for your Web Site, Helen Sargan, University of Cambridge
A workshop session which will address requirements of search facilities for institutional Web sites.

Sixteen workshop sessions are listed above.

Introduction To JISC And The Web Management Community

An innovation for this year's event is a session which provides an Introduction to JISC and the Web Management Community. The session will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the UK higher and further education Web community. The session will describe the various services which can help support Web managers, the role of the JISC, funding opportunities, etc. Although aimed at those new to the sector this optional session is open to all.

Last modified: 26th July 2004