Author: Stratos Filalithis

A set of activities to support the development of a long-term University-wide web strategy has kicked off recently, by recruiting the new role of Head of Web Strategy and Technologies.

Back in September 2016, the University initiated a procurement exercise to replace its current central search engine. As we are nearing on deciding the successful vendor, it’s a great time to provide a project review, revisit the vision and explore the opportunities this new search engine will present.

We are nearing the end of 2016. This provides us with a great opportunity to review our actions, highlight our achievements, learn from our experiences and set our goals for more success in 2017. These are just a few (but definitely the most significant) areas we worked to develop and improve this year.

Our team has relocated, starting Monday 21 November, to Argyle House, near the Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston campus. This will provide us with an opportunity to collaborate closer with colleagues in LTW and other ISG divisions, while taking advantage of the new facilities.

The move to EdWeb has offered the University a unique opportunity to shift to a new, more collaborative culture and take full advantage of the available knowledge and resources. UWP have taken the initiative of mapping a development collaborative framework for EdWeb through a project co-funded by the College of Science and Engineering.

Our range of available services has been expanded recently by the official launch of the EdGEL website, which hosts information and tools to support the University brand and its digital presence.

After 10 years heading up the University Website Programme, Dawn Ellis left the University in December 2015. During this time, Dawn has overseen huge change in the University’s online presence.

Change is inevitable and will eventually transform everything. EdWeb is no exception from this rule and anybody who is a part of it has the opportunity to determine its direction, preferably for the better. Change is an integral and necessary part of the modern philosophy of development and service management, while managing it requires planning, […]

In the early days of developing EdWeb, especially before taking a final decision regarding the name of the new University Central CMS service, we referred to the new system as ‘Drupal’ (and some around the University still do!). This is not accurate as, even though EdWeb is based on Drupal, it is not the same […]

For the University, August is a month of change as it signifies the beginning of a new academic year. For the IS LTW Website & Communications team, as well as other units, it brings another kind of change as well.


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