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Twitter: http: //www. ukoln. ac. uk/web-focus/events/workshops/iwmw-2011/ #iwmw 11 #a 4 The Web Management Community:

Twitter: http: //www. ukoln. ac. uk/web-focus/events/workshops/iwmw-2011/ #iwmw 11 #a 4 The Web Management Community: Beyond IWMW and JISCMail Lists Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath, UK Acceptable Use Policy Recording this talk, taking photos, discussing the talk using Twitter, blogs, etc. is permitted but please try to minimise distractions to others. Blog: http: //ukwebfocus. wordpress. com/ Twitter: @briankelly UKOLN is supported by: This work is licensed under a Attribution-Non. Commercial. Share. Alike 2. 0 licence (but note caveat)

Introduction 2 Background Web management community: • In existence ~15+ years (web-support & websiteinfo-mgt

Introduction 2 Background Web management community: • In existence ~15+ years (web-support & websiteinfo-mgt JISCMail lists established in mid-1990 s) • IWMW launched in 1997 • Opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web service to meet face-to-face & discuss shared problems and solutions • “Therapy for Webmasters who thought Web was cool till they discovered how political it was” • Helping to support a community of practice enabling those working in the sector to tap into a wide community of practitioners who are willing to share best practices & provide help and advice

Introduction 3 Aims This session aims to provide participants with an opportunity to: •

Introduction 3 Aims This session aims to provide participants with an opportunity to: • Re-evaluate the various communications and collaboration channels which can help to support those working in the sector • Identify emerging patterns of usage and best practices • Identify possible new approaches for collaboration in a changing funding environment (“when the axe-man cometh!”)

Introduction 4 Draft Timetable Time 15. 30 14. 40 16. 00 16. 20 Topic

Introduction 4 Draft Timetable Time 15. 30 14. 40 16. 00 16. 20 Topic Introduction Looking at the past Where are we now? Looking to the future 16. 45 Conclusions and action plans 17. 00 Finish Assumption: Being a part of an active Community of Practice brings benefits; we want the Co. P to continue to thrive in order to address future uncertainties

Looking at the past What Did We Have? Newcomers to Web management should have

Looking at the past What Did We Have? Newcomers to Web management should have found and participated in: • The web-support (techie queries) and website-info-mgt (policies issues) JISCMail lists • The IWMW annual event • What else? Answers to be addressed in breakout groups 5

Looking at the past How Have They Changed? Evidence tells us: • JISCMail usage

Looking at the past How Have They Changed? Evidence tells us: • JISCMail usage has declined over past 7 years • We didn’t discuss strategy or policy issues • We see significant (? ) nos. of cross-posts advertising events; job vacancies; etc. IWMW events: • Have grown in numbers with 199 in 2009 • Reduction is numbers this year to ~150 • Future uncertain? 6

Looking at the past Breakout Group 1 Learning from the past • What do

Looking at the past Breakout Group 1 Learning from the past • What do we want from a community? • What did JISCMail provide and what were its weaknesses? • What has IWMW provided and what are its weakneses • What are the essential aspects which we want to preserve in the future? Appoint a reporter who will report back. 7 15. 50 -16. 00

Reflecting on the present 8 What Do We Have Today? Previously we had a

Reflecting on the present 8 What Do We Have Today? Previously we had a small number of community tools. Today we have a wider selection – and new opportunities and challenges • What communication and collaboration tools are we using today? • x

Reflecting on the present Breakout Group 2 Reflecting on the Present • What communication

Reflecting on the present Breakout Group 2 Reflecting on the Present • What communication and collaboration tools are we using today? • What are their strengths? • What are their weaknesses? • How do we exploit the strengths and minimise the weaknesses? Appoint a reporter who will report back. 9 16. 10 -16. 20

Looking to the Future 10 Aggregating Our Community Web management blog aggregator The UKOLN

Looking to the Future 10 Aggregating Our Community Web management blog aggregator The UKOLN Web management blog aggregator is being launched at IWMW 2011 • Is it of use? • Is it usable? • How should it develop?

Looking to the Future Potential for Google+ Could Google+ have a role in supporting

Looking to the Future Potential for Google+ Could Google+ have a role in supporting the community 11

Looking to the Future Google+ Is there a demand for: • Asynchronous discussions •

Looking to the Future Google+ Is there a demand for: • Asynchronous discussions • Synchronous chat (Twitter? ) • Video chat 12

Looking to the Future Google+ Didn’t attend IWMW? Can we replay videos and discuss

Looking to the Future Google+ Didn’t attend IWMW? Can we replay videos and discuss ideas? 13

Looking to the Future Collaborative Activities We have the technologies! What are the areas

Looking to the Future Collaborative Activities We have the technologies! What are the areas in which we have shared interests? • Responding to cookie legislation • Implementing BS 8878 • Demonstrating the value of our Web service • … What else? 14

Looking to the Future Breakout Group 3 Looking to the Future • What areas

Looking to the Future Breakout Group 3 Looking to the Future • What areas of work can we do collectively? • Can we ensure that ad hoc activities are implemented? Appoint a reporter who will report back. 15 16. 35 -16. 45

Questions Any questions or comments? 16

Questions Any questions or comments? 16