The Web Management Community: Beyond IWMW and JISCMail Lists [A4]


The institutional Web management community has been in existence for over 15 years, with the web-support and website-info-mgt JISCMail lists having been established in the mid-1990s. In 1997 the first Institutional Web Management Workshop was held at King’s College London which provide an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web service to meet face-to-face and discuss shared problems and solutions.

The IWMW event has been held annually since its launch and has been invaluable in helping to support the growth of a community of practice, which enables those working in the sector to tap into a wide community of practitioners who are often willing to share best practices and provide help and advice.

Between the annual IWMW event the web-support and website-info-mgt JISCMail lists have provided the main communications channel. However over the past five years use of these lists has dropped significantly. In part this may be due to a maturing of the sector but the growth of a wide range of other communications and collaboration channels has also resulted in use of a greater diversity of channels.

This session will provide participants with an opportunity to reevaluate the various communications and collaboration channels which can help to support those working in the sector and to identify emerging patterns of usage and best practices.

UKOLN’s Web Manager Blog Aggregation Service will be launched at the IWMW 2011 event. The session will provide an opportunity for participants to provide feedback and input into future developments for this service.


The slides are available on the Slideshare repository and embedded below.