Democratising the Web: The Revenge of The Non-techie [B3]


The Web has become a key medium in the way organisations communicate with their customers and how they are perceived by them. However providing quality Web content consistently in an organisation the size of a university is, to say the least, a challenging proposition. As the amount of information that is published on the Web and user expectations increase, the publishing process requires stricter control. At the same time the only way this process can be managed effectively is to enable content owners to become Web publishers.
Drawing on our experience at the University of Bristol over the past three years, this workshop session will explore ways of addressing this challenge.
The session will also include a live demonstration of the through-the-Web, Zope-based Web publishing solution we use at Bristol.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants will have:

  • gained an understanding of the challenges of large scale Web publishing
  • explored a possible strategy to meet these challenges
  • developed an appreciation of a Web publishing system based on Zope as used at the University of Bristol through a live demonstration