Institutional Web Management Workshop 2005: Whose Web Is It Anyway?
Publish And Be Damned: Re-purposing In The Real World

Plenary Talk 6: Publish And Be Damned: Re-purposing In The Real World

This page provides details of the plenary talk on "Publish And Be Damned: Re-purposing In The Real World".

Publish And Be Damned: Re-purposing In The Real World
Jeremy Speller and Ian Bartlett, UCL
Over many years in UK institutions too many people have spent too much time with too little resource providing for the specificities of parallel publishing and re-purposing. This talk provides a case study of UCL's approach to integration between the print and Web worlds for recruitment publications. We will look at the technical solution whereby database integration with publishing software and CMS has been the goal and, perhaps just as important, the cultural challenge in terms of ownership of the processes and copy. We will review lessons learned from the pilot project - the publication of UCL's Study Abroad Guide - and plans for the future involving all mainstream recruitment publications.
Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the talk participants will have:
  • Learned about practical integration technologies for parallel publishing
  • Understood the cultural challenges involved in taking forward such a project
  • Considered issues relevant to scaling such solutions to the enterprise level
Special Requirements:
Standard networked PC together with additional laptop and two data projectors.
This talk took place from 14:00-14:45 on Thursday 7th July 2005.
Contact Details
Jeremy Speller
Head of Web Services
University College London

Email: j.speller AT


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