Institutional Web Management Workshop 2005: Whose Web Is It Anyway?
The Web Management Community: Present and Future

Panel Session 1: The Web Management Community: Present and Future

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The Web Management Community: Present and Future
Andrew Cox, University of Loughborough, Duncan Ireland, University of Strathclyde and Brian Kelly, UKOLN.
From the early days of the first CWIS to the current proliferation of CMSs and portals, people doing the Web in HE/FE have helped each other, notwithstanding continuing diversity of roles, organisational location, resourcing and professional trajectories. The web-support and website-info-mgt JISCMail lists and the IWMW workshop series are obvious examples of how people have tried to share knowledge and benchmark good practice. Intermittently, at least, regional groups have offered similar collaborative opportunities.
Andrew Cox will summarise findings from a doctoral study of aspects of the Web community. Duncan Ireland will talk about his experience of running a regional support group. This will be followed by an opportunity for group discussion.
This session will be an opportunity to reflect on the community's history and current state and to look forward to how we can maximise the value of such mutual support, including the possible role of new collaborative technologies.
Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the panel session participants will:
  • Have gained awareness of the history and shape of the community.
  • Have gained an understanding of how participants can be helped and help others.
  • Have given some thought to future work, e.g. the potential of new technologies or role of surveys that could be undertaken to benchmark staffing of local services.
Special Requirements:
Standard networked PC
This panel session took place from 14:45-15:30 on Thursday 7th July 2005.
Contact Details
Andrew Cox
Research School of Informatics
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

Email: A.M.Cox AT
Phone: +44 1509 618465
Duncan Ireland
Internet Officer
Communications Office
McCance Building
16 Richmond
Strathclyde University
G1 1XQ

Email: Duncan.Ireland AT
Phone: +44 141 548 4373
Brian Kelly
UK Web Focus
University of Bath

Email: B.Kelly AT
Phone: +44 1225 383943


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