IWMW 2008 streaming video

I meant to post this months ago, but for anyone that wasn’t there — or indeed anyone who was, but chose to sit outside in the sunshine rather than sitting indoors listening to a 45 minutes presentation on institutional repositories (you know who you are!) — the streaming videos are still available to watch on the University of Aberdeen website: www.abdn.ac.uk/web/iwmw/

Enjoy!

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September meeting at University of Glasgow

A bit late (perhaps) to post this (as the meeting is being held tomorrow), but here’s the information about the next meeting of the Scottish Web Folk:

When

Friday 12th September 2008

1030-1200 Parallel sessions on T4 SiteManager and SiteStat

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1600 Main session

Where

University of Glasgow, No 2 University Gardens

Both the morning and afternoon sessions will be held in rooms in No. 2 University Gardens.

You can also get information about travel arrangements as well as a full campus map at Travel into Glasgow. University Gardens is at D15 on the full map.

T4 parallel session will be held in Room 208, 2 University Gardens
SiteStat parallel session will be held in Room 209, 2 University Gardens

Main afternoon session will be held in Room 208, 2 University Gardens

About

The morning T4 session is going to have a more technical spin, looking at the API, brokers, handlers etc. Colin might want to chip in with what he has planned for the SiteStat folk.

The afternoon session includes a discussion about the ’10 improvements’ presentation that Mike Nolan (from Edge Hill University) presented as a Parallel Session at the IWMW08. You can see the slides from the presentation for more info.

Proposed agenda

1030-1200 Simultaneous T4 / Sitestat Sessions (Similar to the May meeting)

1200-1300 Lunch / Afternoon session arrivals

1300-1310 Welcome
1310-1330 IWMW08 Feedback / Discussion including Brian K’s offer of consultancy
1330-1340 Improvement 1 – Adding hCard to Contact Details
1340-1350 Improvement 2 – Adding hCalendar to Events
1350-1400 Improvement 3 – Feed Auto-discovery
1410-1420 Improvement 4 – Search Auto-discovery
1420-1430 Improvement 5 – Minimise JS/CSS with YUI Compressor

1430-1500 Coffee

1500-1510 Improvement 6 – Enable gzip compression
1510-1520 Improvement 7 – Add hint text to search boxes
1520-1530 Improvement 8 – Optimise page loading
1530-1540 Improvement 9 – Make the most of Google – alerts, Webmaster tools, etc.
1540-1550 Improvement 10 – Custom 404 page
1550-1600 General discussion / Close

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008 in Aberdeen

UKOLN are pleased to announce that bookings for the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008 are now open.

This year’s event will be held at the

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Tuesday 22 July – Thursday 24 July 2008

What it is

The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions.

Parallel sessions

You will be asked to select your parallel workshop sessions so may want to read up on the sessions available in advance: Workshop sessions.

Book now

Costs

Note that the rate for the 3 days is:

  • £370 per person with 2 nights en suite accommodation,
  • £350 per person with 2 nights’ standard accommodation (shared facilities), or
  • £315 per person with no accommodation.

En suite rooms are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

IWMW 2008 in Aberdeen

From an email from Brian Kelly, UKOLN Web Focus:

The annual Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW 2008) will take place at the University of Aberdeen on 22-24 July 2008.

Theme

The theme of this year’s event (the 12th in the series) is “The Great Debate”. The event will provide an opportunity for members of the institutional Web management community to engage in discussions regarding the future of institutional Web services, particularly in a Web 2.0 environment.

Can externally hosted services, as some suggest, replace some of the services currently provided in-house or is such out-sourcing dangerous for institutions, placing a reliance on unproven technologies and unsustainable business models?

As well as the lively debates on the role of Web 2.0, the IWMW 2008 event will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the formative years of the institutional Web management community and to discuss how the community sees itself developing during its teenage years.

Call for speakers

The call for speakers and workshop facilitators for IWMW 2008 is now open.

We encourage submissions which will contribute to the debates of the future of our Web services, including plenary talks (perhaps providing institutional case studies which describe changing approaches to the provision of Web services) and workshop sessions which provide an opportunity for more interactive and participative activities. And, as always, we also welcome proposals on other topics which may be of interest to or relevant to members of institutional Web management teams and facilitate sharing of best practices.

The call is available at
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/
workshops/webmaster-2008/call/

Deadline for submissions

The deadline for submissions if 29 February – but we would encourage early submissions in order to help us to spot any gaps in the proposals.

If you would like to discuss possible submissions feel free to contact Brian Kelly or Mike McConnell, local organiser.