The workshop timetable, workshop materials and a Workshop report are now available.
A workshop aimed at staff involved in running institutional Web services was held at Newcastle University from 15-17th September 1998.
The workshop covered a range of topics of interest to members of Web management teams including Web design, accessibility, metadata, information flow models, publishing policies, database integration, Web server management, new Web technologies, Web tools, etc.
The workshop consisted of a mixture of presentations, discussion groups, demonstrations and some limited hands-on sessions. The majority of the speakers are experienced Web practioners from the higher education community, who are aware of the issues and concerns of this community.
One half-day session was devoted to parallel sessions in which certain key Web topics Web Design, Metadata and Web Server Management and Management Issues were discussed in some depth.
The workshop was aimed at people involved in running institutional Web services, including University "Webmasters" and Web editors, Web designers, information specialists and policy makers. The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to share common problems, experiences and solutions.
The workshop was run jointly by UK Web Focus and Netskills. Netskills kindly provided administrative support and the local facilities as well as input into the workshop programme.
An overview of the workshop is available.
Note that this workshop was the second national workshop organised by UK Web Focus. The first, titled Running an Institutional Web Service was held at King's College London in July 1997.
The cost of the workshop was £120 for members of the UK Higher Education community. This fee covered lunch on all 3 days and 2 evening meals but did not include accommodation. In order to keep administration costs down participants were expected to book their own accommodation.
The cost of the workshop for members of non-profit making organisations (e.g. Further Education, public libraries, etc.) was £150.