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Archive for February, 2009

New AuthorAid website

This week, the new AuthorAid website was launched. We created this using a Plone-based Content Management System. AuthorAid was commissioned by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). The site has been very exciting to work on for many reasons: From the outset it’s been built around the needs of its intended […]

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Published on 20 Feb 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on New AuthorAid website

Our CMS is running over 200 websites for the University of Bristol

The biggest Content Management System (CMS) that we’ve developed and support is for our own University of Bristol, using Plone. We recently reached a happy milestone – 200 websites are now run from our university Plone CMS. So, in addition to the main site www.bris.ac.uk being delivered by the CMS, there are 199 satellite websites […]

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Published on 20 Feb 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on Our CMS is running over 200 websites for the University of Bristol

That most secretive of animals, your website audience

In our second article, Kieren Pitts tackles one of the thorniest topics regarding website usage: how many people use my website? An easy question with a tricky answer A common question asked by web authors and content managers is “How many people are accessing my content?”. In the world of traditional publishing, this is a […]

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Published on 20 Feb 09 under Briefings | 1 Comment »

ILRT People – Kieren Pitts

Kieren is a Senior Analyst/Programmer within the Internet Development (ID) Group at the ILRT. Kieren joined the ILRT in May 2001 having completed his PhD in insect ecology at the University of Bristol. On joining the ILRT, Kieren worked on Biz/ed, a free online service for students, teachers and lecturers of business, economics, accounting, leisure […]

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Advice from the BBC…

On 18th Feb 2009 the BBC came in for criticism for directing staff to make their online content suitable for all. We think they are entirely right in their approach to making BBC news content accessible to all.

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Published on 20 Feb 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on Advice from the BBC…

We’re getting greener!

We have developed and launched a new Corporate Social Responsibility policy. This is very much a living, active initiative and is making a real difference to the way we work. Over the next couple of months we will be adding our CSR action plan for the next year to our ILRT website, and a green […]

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National benchmarking survey launched for UK universities

Letters have been sent to Vice Chancellors in all UK universities inviting them to take part in CROS 2009. The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) is a collaborative survey in which universities ask a common core of questions that can be compared online and in real time. Universities can form ‘benchmarking clubs’, comparing their […]

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Published on 20 Feb 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on National benchmarking survey launched for UK universities

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