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.
The blog was established for IWMW 2016, 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 continues to fulfil that purpose, with posts tending to be published around the time of the annual IWMW event.
IWMW 2020, the 24th annual Institutional Web Management Workshop, will take place at the University of Dundee on 30 June – 2 July 2020.
The HE Digital Slack Community
The HE Digital Slack group was set up by members of the IWMW Advisory Group to provide a forum for sharing and discussions of topics relevant to those working in institutional web and digital teams in the UK higher education community.
A post on the IWMW blog provides further information.
The deadline for bookings for the IWMW 2018 event is fast approaching – the official deadline is Monday, 18 June! Note that the event costs £400, which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, a conference dinner and barbecue!
Today’s guest post is provided by Lauren Tormey who, together with Duncan MacGruer, will facilitate a workshop session on “You’ve Got (Too Much) Mail: Encouraging Self-Service Through Improving Content”.
Today’s guest post, by Siteimprove, one of the IWMW 2018 sponsors, provides SEO tips for improving your website ranking – a topic addressed in a IWMW masterclass on “Overcoming SEO Challenges to Optimise Your Website”.
Today’s guest post by Padma Gillen complements a recent post by Ayala Gordon. Padma and Ayala will present a plenary talk on “User Needs, Content Design and Culture Change: Digital Transformation at the University of Southampton”.
There have been a number of changes to the IWMW 2018 programme. We are pleased to announce two new masterclass sessions have been added to the programme: Maximising User Experience With Limited Resource and Overcoming SEO Challenges to Optimise Your Website.
Kat Husbands attended her first IWMW event in 2017 and enjoyed it so much that she joined the IWMW 2018 Advisory Group. Here she writes about beating imposter syndrome by embracing the social side of the conference.
Ayala Gordon, University of Southampton will give a talk on “User Needs, Content Design and Culture Change: Digital Transformation at the University of Southampton” at IWMW 2018. Read about why she decided to speak at the event.
We are pleased to announce that the IWMW 2018 event is open for bookings. This post provides information on booking for the event together with a summary of the plenary talks and parallel sessions at the annual IWMW event.
The programme for the IWMW 2018 event, which will be held at the University of York on 11-13 July, will be published shortly. This blog post provides a summary of the programme and details of the cost – £400 again this year.
The call for submissions for IWMW 2018 has been extended by two weeks, to 26 February. This post provides details of the second phase of the call for submissions.
As well as plenary talks there are a variety of other types of sessions which potential speakers may wish to consider when preparing a submission to the IWMW 2018 event. Read on to hear more …
We are pleased to announce that the call for submissions for the IWMW 2018 event is now open. The IWMW 2018 event, the 22nd in the series, will be held at the University of York on 11-13 July 2018.
The IWMW 2018 Advisory Group are pleased to announce this year’s theme and invite those in relevant professions to get in touch if they would like to get involved in the event as a speaker, workshop leader, sponsor – or if you simply have some good ideas to share!
In order to identify ways in which we can improve future IWMW events we have been surveying similar events aimed at the web and digital communities. This post provides a summary of the findings.
The IWMW 2018 event will be held at the University of York on 11-13 July 2018. The event co-chairs, Brian Kelly and Claire Gibbons, are pleased to announce details of the event which next year will celebrate its 22nd anniversary.
Watch the IWMW17 closing panel session, chaired by Mike McConnell and featuring comments from Helen Sargan, Kat Husbands, Ed Creed and Carley Hollis.
Watch Tom Wright give an overview of work at Lincoln to develop new student-led digital community hubs in his IWMW 2017 plenary talk.
Christopher Gutteridge has been on safari with academics at the University of Southampton. Watch his IWMW 2017 plenary talk to hear a summary of his findings.
Watch Stratos Filalithis discuss how the University of Edinburgh is attempting to break silos and organisational barriers to enable and build a collaborative culture to deliver web services.
Watch Paul Boag at IWMW17, where he outlined tips and techniques that will raise the profile of digital, and approaches to win over colleagues and make your teams life easier.