The IWMW Blog

The IWMW blog has been set up to support providers of institutional web and other digital services across the UK’s higher and further education sectors. The initial focus of the blog is the history of the IWMW event.

Contributions to the blog are invited from all members of the institutional web management community – please read the guidelines if interested, which also has a list of recent guest posts.

IWMW 2017

IWMW 2017, the 21st annual Institutional Web Management Workshop, will take place at the University of Kent on 11-13th July 2017. The IWMW blog was established for the 20th anniversary event to provide a record of memories of the event and the development and growth of the UK Web management / digital community. The blog will continue to be published.

Guest Post: How I Got Here

A number of guest posts are being published on the IWMW blog from those involved with the IWMW 2017 event. Today’s post is by Alberto Guglielmi of the University of Birmingham. Alberto is facilitating a workshop session on “User Testing – A Toolkit” at IWMW 2017. In this post Alberto describes how he came to submit a proposal to the event.

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Guest Post: Battling the Negative

Andrew Millar, Head of Web Services at the University of Dundee, will give a plenary talk at the IWMW 2017 event in the opening session which has the theme “The End Of The World?”. The title of Andrew’s talk is “Having a Good Crisis…and Not Wasting It” and in this guest post he gives the background to the talk.

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Social Activities at IWMW 2017

Since the IWMW event was launched in 1997 support for the growth of the web management community has been ranked as important as the content shared in plenary talks and workshop sessions. For many years the conference dinner on the opening night provided opportunities...

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Overview of Speakers at IWMW Events

Attracting Speakers from the Community What's a good way of sharing experiences and learning from others? An approach taken at IWMW events has been to encourage members of the web management community to share their experiences with others who have responsibilities...

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IWMW17 Sessions Beyond Traditional Web Management

Parallel sessions at the IWMW 2017 event will go beyond those on best practices for providing mainstream institutional web sites. Other sessions provide opportunities for participants to learn new skills (e.g. on data and virtual tours); one use of social web services and on developing one’s general work skills. And if you’re confused by language used by techies, the Web 101 session might appeal!

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Host Institutions for IWMW Participants (and a Survey for Non-Participants!)

This blog post introduces a survey which aims to address those who do not attend IWMW events in order to discover the reasons for this.  Surveying non-attendees at an event is clearly not easy – how do we find these people? We hope that IWMW attendees will be willing to share information about the survey – and to incentivise completion of the survey those who complete the form will be entered into a draw for a small gift.

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Profiling Speakers and Facilitators at IWMW 2017

There are over 40 speakers and workshop facilitators at the forthcoming IWMW 2017 event. But what are the characteristics of the people willing to stand up in public and share their thoughts on best practices for providing institutional web services?

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IWMW 2017: Summary of the Plenary Talks

About IWMW 2017 The annual Institutional Web Management Worksop, IWMW 2017, will take place at the University of Kent on 11-13 July 2017. The programme for the event is available. This post, which is a slightly modified version of a post initially published on the UK...

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Guest Post: Marketing Open Research

Today’s ‘interesting times’ means that, for researchers, the researcher and the their research outputs are ‘the product’ suggests Nick Shappard in today’s guest post.

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Reopening of the IWMW Blog

On 14 March 2016 the launch of IWMW blog was announced. A total of 50 posts have been published including 32 guest posts written by members of the UK's web management community. Last year the 20th anniversary of the IWMW event provided an opportunity for members of...

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IWMW 2017: Call for Submissions Now Open!

I am pleased to announce that the call for submissions for the IWMW 2017 event is now open. The IWMW 2017 event will be held at the University of Kent on 11-13 July 2017. This year's event is the 21st in the series, which was founded in 1997. This event is the...

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IWMW 2016 – It’s About The Community!

The IWMW 2016 event is now over. From the comments I've received so far the event was a great success, attracting 139 delegates from across the UK's higher education community, related HE agencies and other public sector bodies, from commercial companies which work...

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