Details of the plenary speakers are given below.
Ian Bartlett has worked in the student recruitment field at UCL since 1992. Based in the Department of Educational Liaison, which covers all aspects of UK and international student recruitment from first point-of-contact up to the point of admission, Ian's role is to structure, develop and maintain the student recruitment section of the UCL Web site (see <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/>.
By working closely with the student recruitment publications team at UCL (with whom he shares an office), he is able to use the ready-audited text of printed publications in order to ensure that the content of the Prospective Students site is accurate and regularly updated. However, with the growing volume of information now expected and needed by prospective students, he is keen to ensure efficient use of staff resources and is working with Jeremy Speller on a system of parallel publishing tied in with a CMS interface to speed production of printed and Web materials.
Ian and his colleague Jeremy Speller gave a plenary talk on Publish and Be Damned: Re-purposing in the Real World.
Professor Mark Clark became the Director of Information Systems at The Victoria University of Manchester in September 2001 and his role encompasses responsibilities for all University IS as well as providing hosting for the Research Council's National Supercomputing Service, CSAR, and the JISC's National Data Services incorporating MIMAS, as well as many other services.With the merger of the old Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, Mark was appointed as Director of Information Systems, and has overseen the restructuring of computing support for the new institution, The University of Manchester, incorporated in October 2004.
Previously Mark held the post of Director of Academic Information Systems at the University of Salford for six years (a converged service where he had responsibility for both Library and Computing). Prior to that he was Director of Computing at the University of Essex where he also held a Senior Lectureship in the Department of Electrical Systems Engineering, researching and teaching in the area of networks and computing systems. Mark holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems and Telecommunications), and his PhD subject was speech coding using digital adaptive delta modulation.
Mark was invited to join the UKERNA Board as HEFCE nominated Director; he also is the Chair of Internet Facilitators Ltd and of Net North West Ltd.
Mark gave a plenary talk on Challenges at The University of Manchester arising from Project UNITY.
Andrew Cox is conducting a PhD in the Research School of Informatics, Loughborough University. He was previously a manager of the digital library research centre, LITC, at South Bank University.
Andrew can be contacted at <A.M.Cox AT lboro.ac.uk>*.
Miles Banbery is the Web Editor at the University of Kent.
Miles manages the University Web Team, a small group of people within Communications & Development at the University of Kent. Communications & Development's remit covers internal communications, corporate publications (largely student recruitment support), congregations (graduation ceremonies) and events, alumni relations, press and media relations and development and fund raising.
Miles was a member of the Programme Committee and was chair of the final morning including the panel session on Responding To The CMS Challenge.
Miles Banbery can be contacted at <m.e.c.banbery AT kent.ac.uk>*.
John Dale is the head of development at e-lab, University of Warwick. He has overseen the introduction of several Web applications, including content management, collaboration software, authentication services and more.
John gave a plenary talk on University blogging: what happens when everyone can publish?.
John can be contacted at <j.dale AT warwick.ac.uk>*.
Stephen Emmott is the Head of Web Services at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) where he leads a team of 10 delivering the LSE's Web site, portal ("LSE for You") and document management services. Prior to this he was the Editor of Web Services at King's College London (1997 to 2000) and has worked a total of 9 years in higher education and 3 years in industry. His background is in cognitive science and he is currently leading an initiative to adopt PRINCE2 at LSE.
Stephen gave a plenary talk on Customers, Suppliers, and the Need for Partnerships.
Stephen can be contacted at <stephen.emmott AT lse.ac.uk>*
Duncan Ireland has been in the Internet Officer role at the University of Strathclyde since late 2002. His time is largely taken up with rolling out the T4 Sitemanager CMS (see <http://www.strath.ac.uk/terminalfour/>).
Before arriving in academia, Duncan could be found at Scottish Amicable (latterly Prudential) where he worked on a project to implement the MediaSurface CMS. Prior to that he worked for BAE Systems where he saw the introduction of standard desktops, internet access and an Intranet.
His leisure time is largely spent learning how to duck(!) while training with Caledonian Muay Thai in Glasgow (see <http://www.caledonianmuaythai.co.uk/>) - he refutes any suggestion that this training was deliberately undertaken to bring more folk round to his way of thinking in meetings.
Duncan can be contacted at <Duncan.Ireland AT strath.ac.uk>*.
has been involved with the UCL
Web presence since 1995 and is now Head of Web Services. He is currently working
on the migration of UCL's central materials to a
Zope/Silva-based CMS and is
taking forward development of an enterprise portal. Jeremy is also involved with
development of services to provide the student experience of the future and has
particular interest in the use of handheld and mobile devices.
Prior to becoming a full-time Web "operative", Jeremy's background was in planning and statistics at UCL and previously at the University of Birmingham. Way back when he ran the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme at what was then CVCP.
Jeremy and his colleague Ian Bartlett gave a plenary talk on Publish and Be Damned: Re-purposing in the Real World.
Jeremy can be contacted at <j.speller AT ucl.ac.uk>*
David Sweeney is the Vice-Principal, (Communications, Enterprise & Research) at Royal Holloway, University of London.
David gave a plenary talk on Sky High or Free Fall - All Aboard the Web Rollercoaster.
Piero Tintori is founder and CEO of TERMINALFOUR, one of the IWMW 2005 workshop sponsors. Founded in 1996, TERMINALFOUR is a specialist software company providing CMS and ECM solutions. TERMINALFOUR's CMS/ECM platform Site Manager has achieved market leading position in Higher Education in the UK and Ireland. Piero has had personal involvement in 14 Higher Education CMS projects.
Details of the workshop facilitators are givn below.
Urfan Ali is the Web and New Media Manager at the University of Bristol and is based in the Public Relations Office. His responsibilities include the strategic and ongoing development of the University's 'corporate web' and the provision of web templates, guidelines and standards to University departments. He is currently working on various projects including the implementation of a Zope/Plone content management system. Before this Urfan worked in the commercial sector as a web and multimedia producer. He has been at the University of Bristol for just over 3 years and is still discovering the delights of the idiosyncratic working practices of a typical University.
Urfan co-facilitated a workshop session with Gilles Couzin on Democratising the Web: The Revenge Of The Non-Techie.
Urfan can be contacted at <urfan.ali AT bristol.ac.uk>*.
Julie Burrell is a Senior Professional Specialist for Information Systems Services at the University of Southampton. For the past 10 years she has been a part of the Web team at Southampton, although her background is in Library and Information work. Currently, Julie is involved with the implementation of the corporate CMS throughout the University.
Julie co-facilitated a workshop session with Colin Work on From the Ridiculous to the Sublime? Lessons from Implementing a Corporate CMS at the University of Southampton.
Julie can be contacted at <J.Burrell AT soton.ac.uk>*.
Gilles Couzin is a Senior Web Trainer and Consultant at the University of Bristol. Prior to this Gilles spent 10 years as a language teacher/programme coordinator at the University's Language Centre where he somehow learnt the ropes of Web design. In the past three years he has been supporting academic and administrative units to migrate their websites into a Zope based system implementing the new University corporate style.
Gilles co-facilitated a workshop session with Urfan Ali on Democratising the Web: The Revenge Of The Non-Techie.
Gilles can be contacted at <Gilles.Couzin AT bristol.ac.uk>*.
Jenny Craven is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM), Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked on a number of research projects concerned with Web accessibility and library services for visually impaired people (see <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/projects/index-accessib>). She has delivered conference papers and workshops in Europe, Central and South America, and Asia and has published widely. She is currently working on an EU-funded project: the European Internet Accessibility Observatory (further details at <http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/projects/eiao/>).
Jenny facilitated a workshop session on Whose Web Do You Think It Is? Considering Web Accessibility And Usability From The Perspective Of Different User Groups.
Jenny can be contacted at <j.craven AT mmu.ac.uk>*.
Jon Dowland is Web Development Officer, Information Systems and Services, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Jon is also the project officer for the JISC-funded IAMSECT project.
Jon facilitated a workshop session on Inter-institutional Authorisation using Shibboleth: Myths, Lies and the Truth.
Jon can be contacted at <Jon.Dowland AT newcastle.ac.uk>*.
Grace de la Flor is a usability engineer at the ILRT, University of Bristol where she works on systems analysis and development employing a user-centred methodological approach. This involves meeting with stakeholders and users to develop system requirements, developing user interface prototypes and refining systems based upon expert evaluation and user recommendations.
Grace facilitaed a workshop session on Conducting User Needs Analysis: Tips On Gathering Requirements People May Have For The Systems You're Developing.
Grace can be contacted at <grace.de-la-flor AT bristol.ac.uk>*.
Tom Franklin runs Franklin Consulting which offers consultancy services in educational technology. His particular interests are in portals, educational technology standards and VLEs and MLEs. He is technical advisor to the Higher Education Academy's Connects portal, where his work has included the selection and definition of appropriate standards and developing appropriate techniques for developing the channels in Web sites and portals.
Franklin gave a plenary talk on There Is No Such Thing As A Silver Bullet: CMS And Portals Will Not Solve Your Problems! and facilitating a workshop session on Embedding Third Party Services in Web Sites and Portals - From Links to WSRP the Pros and Cons.
Tom can be contacted at <tom AT franklin-consulting.co.uk>*.
Marieke Guy works for
UKOLN at the University of Bath and is
a member of the Interoperability Focus team. Interoperability Focus is a national
activity, jointly funded by the JISC
(Joint Information Systems Committee) of the Further and Higher Education Funding Councils and
the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
The team publicises and mobilises the benefits and practice of effective
interoperability across the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities.
Marieke's previous roles at UKOLN have included Project Manager for the Subject Portals Project (SPP) and ePrints UK projects, NOF-digitise advisor and editor of the Cultivate Interactive, Exploit Interactive and Ariadne Web magazines.
Marieke can be contacted at <m.guy AT ukoln.ac.uk>*.
Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus - a post funded by the JISC and MLA which provides advice and support to the UK Higher and Further Education communities and the museums, libraries and archives sector on Web issues. Brian is based at UKOLN.
Brian has been chair of the programme committee for the Institutional Web Management Workshop series since he established the event in 1997.
Brian's interests include Web standards, Web accessibility, quality assurance for Web services and innovative Web developments, including collaborative Web tools.
Brian facilitated a workshop session on RSS: Let's Clear The Confusion And Start Using!. Brian is also chair of the Programme Committee and a member of the Organising Committee.
Brian can be contacted at <b.kelly AT ukoln.ac.uk>*.
John X Kelly is the Legal Information Officer with the JISC Legal Information Service. He is based in Learning Services at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. A qualified lawyer with a background in legal publishing John's interests include data protection compliance in universities and colleges Web publishing.
John facilitated a workshop session on Avoiding the Legal Obstacles in Web Management.
John can be contacted at <john.kelly AT strath.ac.uk>*.
Mike Lowndes is Interactive Media Manager at the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, where he is responsible for the operational management and technical development of the Web site and Intranet and acts as technical advisory on e-applications to the Museum. Previously, he narrowly escaped from a career as a neuroanatomist by learning Web skills while a Departmental Lecturer at Oxford University. Before that he spent seven years studying learning and memory: this however, did not lead to any improvements.
On-going interests are in content management (see the TechWatch content management Mike co-authored - [PDF format]), interoperablity and exposing the deep Web (see NHM's Data Locator), Web analytics, 3D reconstruction and visualisation (see the NHM's Virtual Wonders) and building content-rich Web sites (see Seeds of Trade Web site).
Mike facilitated a workshop session on Lies, Damn Lies, and Web Statistics.
Mike can be contacted at <m.lowndes AT nhm.ac.uk>*.
Randy Metcalfe is the OSS Watch Communications Manager. He is responsible for all aspects of internal and external communications for OSS Watch, a role he previously filled for the Humbul Humanities Hub. Within OSS Watch Randy concentrates on raising the level of awareness of free and open source fundamentals as well as exploring aspects of community building prevalent within open source development projects.
Randy facilitated a workshop session on Community Building - Open Source and Open Content.
Randy can be contacted at <info AT ox.ac.uk>*.
Iain Middleton works in the Learning Technology Unit at the University of Aberdeen where he co-ordinates the development of the staff and student web portals. He worked in academia for a number of years researching help desks, user support and the developing World Wide Web, teaching searching and authoring skills and latterly managing the Robert Gordon University Web site, playing a leading role in its redevelopment and the introduction of a content management system. He has published on user support, learning technology and Web management issues.
Iain co-facilitated a workshop session with Mike McConnell on Hey! You! Get Offa My Web! Hidden Desires and Unforeseen Circumstances in Web Management.
Iain can be contacted at <i.a.middleton AT abdn.ac.uk>*.
Mike McConnell is the Web Team Manager of the University of Aberdeen's Web Design Unit and currently manages a team of six staff who are responsible for the University's central Web presence, and the maintenance of certain departments and sections across the institution. Mike formerly worked at the Robert Gordon University as an Educational Development Officer, and as a researcher in Information Science. Prior to that he worked at the sharp end of IT user support in the oil services industry.
Mike has published on technology issues in education, Web usability and produced a number of educational Web applications.
Mike co-facilitated a workshop session with Iain Middleton on Hey! You! Get Offa My Web! Hidden Desires and Unforeseen Circumstances in Web Management.
Mike can be contacted at <m.mcconnell AT abdn.ac.uk>*.
Andrew Savory has seen Web development from both sides of the fence over the last decade: during the first half he worked and managed UEA's Web development; more recently, he has been managing an Internet applications company working primarily in the academic sector.
Andrew is a committer on several Apache Software Foundation projects, Managing Director of Luminas, and an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of East Anglia.
Andrew facilitated a workshop session on Whose Work Is It Anyway?.
Andrew can be contacted at <Andrew AT luminas.co.uk>*.
Owen Stephens has been E-Strategy Co-ordinator since 2003, adding to his existing role of Systems Librarian at RHUL, which he has held since 1998. At RHUL he is responsible for the delivery of a variety of Web-based services, including those delivered via the RHUL Institutional Portal, "Campus Connect". He has been blogging on and off since 2003, and is interested in exploiting blogs, RSS and related technologies in an educational context.
Owen provided the Workshop Blog.
Owen can be contacted at <Owen.Stephens AT rhul.ac.uk>*.
Adrian Stevenson is a Senior Technical
Officer at MIMAS, currently working on the
JISC-funded JORUM project which is an
initiative run jointly by the two National Data Centres, MIMAS and EDINA.
MIMAS is part of Manchester Computing at the University of Manchester. In May
he will be joining the Manchester Computing Learning Technology Services Team.
He is currently working on Web-based systems design and development implementing
interoperability specifications using XML and Web Service technologies.
Prior to this he was a Web Developer for Multimedia Services at Leeds Metropolitan University (2001-2002) and the Web Editor at King's College London (2000-2001). Adrian first studied Economics and later Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Following this he went on to become a guitarist in a number of bands based in London, as well as a Sound Engineer for independent artists such My Bloody Valentine.
Adrian facilitated a workshop session on How to Find a Needle in the Haystack.
Adrian can be contacted at <adrian.stevenson AT manchester.ac.uk>*.
Emma Tonkin works for UKOLN at the University of Bath and is a member of the Interoperability Focus team. Interoperability Focus is a national activity, jointly funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) of the Further and Higher Education Funding Councils and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). The team publicises and mobilises the benefits and practice of effective interoperability across the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities.
Emma can be contacted at <E.Tonkin AT ukoln.ac.uk>*.
Adrian Tribe: After spending 13 years as an Archaeological Conservator working for English Heritage, Adrian switched careers and became the Web Editor at Birkbeck College in January 1999. Since then he has seen the central Web team at Birkbeck grow from 1.5 to 6 and has been "up-titled" to Web Manager. He is currently overseeing the migration of School Web sites into a Zope content management system, reviews of the content and underlying technologies used in the student and staff intranets, and various other developments, including the piloting of Web/SMS interfaces for administrative and academic use.
Adrian facilitated a workshop session on WHS WEB S IT NEWY? - Including Mobile Phone Users in the Loop.
Adrian can be contacted at <A.Tribe AT bbk.ac.uk>*.
Caroline Williams is the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) Executive Director. She is responsible for the strategic development of the RDN and manages the Executive based at MIMAS, University of Manchester. Her previous roles include Library Services Manager (Electronic Services Development Team) at Manchester Metropolitan University, Site Librarian of the Hollings Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University and Subject Information Specialist Team Leader at the Open University Library, Milton Keynes.
Caroline gave a talk about the RDN in the JISC Services and Vendor Presentations parallel session.
Caroline can be contacted at <caroline.williams AT manchester.ac.uk>*.
Colin Work is the Information Services Manager for Information Systems Services at the University of Southampton. He has been involved with online information systems since well before the advent of the Web, but, despite changes in technology, finds that the underlying issues of information management stay more or less the same.
Colin co-facilitated a workshop session with Julie Burrell on From the Ridiculous to the Sublime? Lessons from Implementing a Corporate CMS at the University of Southampton.
Colin can be contacted at <C.K.Work AT soton.ac.uk>*.
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