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A Contextual Framework For Standards


This page provides details of a paper which was delivered at the Workshop on E-Government: Barriers and Opportunities which was held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23rd May 2006. This event is one of the workshops which took place on 23rd May 2006, the day before the WWW2006 Conference.

Citation Details

A Contextual Framework For Standards, B. Kelly, A. Dunning, S. Rahtz, P. Hollins and L. Phipps. WWW 2006 Edinburgh, Scotland 22-26 May 2006. Conference Proceedings, Special Interest Tracks, Posters and Workshops (CD ROM).
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This paper is available in the University of Bath institutional repository (OPuS).

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Paper Details

A Contextual Framework For Standards
Authors names, complete affiliations, addresses
Mr Brian Kelly
The Library
University of Bath
Alastair Dunning
26 - 29 Drury Lane
Sebastian Rahtz
Oxford University Computing Service
University Of Oxford
Paul Hollins
Centre for Educational Technology & Interoperability Standards (CETIS)
The University of Bolton
Bolton BL3 5AB
Lawrie Phipps
Beacon House
Queens Road
Name and contact details of author to be contacted for correspondence
Brian Kelly
Phone: +44 1225 383943
FAX: +44 1225 386838
Short abstract
This paper describes a layered approach to selection and use of open standards which is being developed to support development work within the UK higher and further educational communities. This approach reflects the diversity of the technical environment, the service provider's environment, user requirements and maturity of standards by separating contextual aspects; technical and non-technical policies; the selection of appropriate solutions and the compliance layer. To place the layered approach in context, case studies are provided of the types of environments in which the standards framework can be implemented.
The paper describes how this contextual approach can be extended to address other areas such as Web accessibility and use of open source software. Use of a common model can provide consistent approaches by funding bodies and shared understanding for developers.
This contextual approach is being extended to support development work with other public sector organizations within the UK. We describe how the approach is well-suited to ensure common ways of working across disparate sets of organizations and how the approach can be applied within a wider context.

Citation Details

A Contextual Framework For Standards, Kelly, B., Dunning, A., Rahtz, S., Hollins, P. and Phipps, L. Workshop on E-Government: Barriers and Opportunities, The 15th International World Wide Web Conference [WWW2006], Edinburgh May 2006.

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