Centralised Control or Departmental Freedom?


This talk examines centralised and decentralised strategies for Web management and development, and discusses the pros and cons of each.

The question is one that has taxed HEIs since the early days of the web: to what degree should constituent parts of an institution be autonomous in development of their Web services?

Can the rules, procedures and editorial controls which apply to traditional media (prospectuses, brochures, etc.) be translated to the Web?

How can institutional objectives be reconciled with the (often conflicting) goals and ambitions of constituent departments and sections?

The speakers will examine the pros and cons of each approach by providing case study examples from their personal experiences managing two Scottish HEI Web sites.


The slides are hosted on Slideshare.