I am thrilled to say that we have reached a magnificent milestone; we have delivered all 15 sites planned for this stage of the migration process from Polopoly to EdWeb. All 15 sites are working well and site owners seem happy with the new tool and since we know the new tool is only going to get better, that’s great news.
Last year the University website programme joined a newly created division in IS; Learning, Teaching and Web Services (LTW) division led by Melissa Highton who joined the University from Oxford. More about the structure of the new division can be found on the LTW website.
We had a very good meeting recently with colleagues from across the University engaged in delivery of training, awareness raising, and guidelines revision for social media activities. It is clear that there’s a lot going on. Louise Connelly, from the IAD, shared with us her early insights into the results of the Digital footprint campaign.
Some colleagues may have heard about a recent threat to Drupal 7 security. We have been advised by our technical development colleagues that they have taken all necessary measures and there is no threat to our position here at Edinburgh. Great work, as ever from our IS colleagues.
I was very pleased to host a meeting of web managers from universities across Scotland and the north east of England here in the wonderful Moray House on 12 November 2014.
I attended an interesting conference just recently, organised by Universities UK. Entitled “Using Digital innovation to enhance university marketing and communications”, the slides can be accessed via the link at the foot of this blog post.
I provide a brief update for each Knowledge Strategy Committee meeting. The last one was on 31 October. The overview is below. I shall share any feedback as and when it comes in.
The foundations are now well and truly laid for the delivery of the University’s new content management system. The Polopoly replacement is based on the open source Drupal platform and will provide a much better user experience for web editors. It will also deliver responsive content – fit for phones and tablets.