UKOLN Institutional Web Management Workshop

Intranets and Extranets Session

This document gives the proposal for the half-day session on Intranets and Extranets.

The session attracted 24 participants.

Report Back

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The workshop session on Intranets and Extranets will allow delegates to share experiences in this exciting area of information delivery development. The session will define intranets, explore the current state of play in institutions and tackle content and Intellectual Property, authentication and access control and the implications for personalisation of web access. Finally it will look at the software and tools which institutions have employed in their Intranet development and explore how institutions may share experience as they proceed with development.

Workshop Facilitator: James Currall (Glasgow)

Background Reading

Participants will find it useful to have read Glasgow University's document entitled An Intranet: a discussion document.

Workshop Venue

The workshop session will require a PC cluster and a networked PC with Powerpoint and a web browser with a projection device and an OHP for use by the speakers. Flipcharts will be needed for the discussion groups. The workshop session should be based in a PC cluster for the hands-on session.

Note that it is not possible to install additional software in the cluster.

Useful Resources

See the summary of the Intranet thread on the lis-link Mailbase list.

Draft Workshop Timetable

The draft timetable for the workshop is given below.

Time Session Comments
1.30-1.40 Introduction Discussion of aims of session
1.40-2.00 Where Are We Now? What are institutions doing in the Intranet area and what do they see as the audience for intranets (small group discussion/icebreaker).
2.00-2.10 What are Intranets? What do different institutions mean by intranets, what are the differences with ordinary web sites, how are the Intranets organised? Group discusions.
  Content Issues
2.10-2.30 MIMEO Sarah Larder + Mike Vine (Edge Hill)
2.30-2.50 Back-end Databases Duncan Brennan (St Andrews)
  Management / Cultural Issues
2.50-3.10 Intranet and Extranet for protecting and selling access to IP and the migration of content from public intranet to private intranet James Currall + Sarah Larder
2.30-2.50 Approaches to Staff Development (TBC) Gunter Saunders (Westminster)
3.30-3.45 Tea
  Software Issues
3.45-4.15 ???
  Authentication Issues
3.45-4.15 Overview of Authentication/Access Control Andrew Cox (??)
4.15-4.45 Directory Services and Databases for Authentication/Access Control Colin Farrow (Glasgow)
4.45-5.15 ... ...
5.00-5.30 Agenda for Future Collaboration A general discussion about how we can all help each other to move forward in the Intranet field