Welcome back to our repurposed, newly named UON WEB HUB. We’ve made quite a few changes to this space to make it a place for our web publishing community (and interested parties) to come together to share questions, knowledge, ideas and successes.
With the Web Redevelopment Project ending in June, our new website is not only looking fantastic, but is performing well in terms of our external audiences. This makes our website a very valuable commodity for the University. In the same vain, every person that contributes to the website is valuable to the University and the Web Team wants to support each of you to become even more of an asset to your particular area and the institution as a whole.
What are we trying to achieve?
First and foremost, we all need to be working toward the same goal. We have developed a set of principles for our website around which the site has been built. Take the time to get to know them and ensure they are reflected in all publishing activity as our website evolves.
If you are not sure about any of them, please ask. But let’s share our questions here so that others can benefit. We’ve developed a Discussion Forum for this purpose.
Getting the info you need
This hub is closely connected to the Web Services Portal at web.newcastle.edu.au. That’s where the ‘How-to’ Guides still live. But we are also hoping that by using the Discussion Forums the web publishing community will start to share knowledge. It’s a great way to get to know who is out there and what others are doing.
If you can’t find the information you are looking for, you can always log a ticket with the web team. See the “Support” tab on the right hand side of the screen? That’s your gateway to logging a ticket via web.newcastle.edu.au.
We’ve also added a calendar to this hub. This will give the publishing community access to upcoming training sessions or workshops as well as information sessions. There will be a form to register your interest in a particular event or a link to Eventbrite, which we use for events where places are limited.
Other bits and pieces
You’ll also find a helpful list of 10 content tips for publishers – this is a basic but important list of things to remember that will keep our site consistent. You might like to get to know who’s who in the web team these days. There are some familiar faces and some new ones.
So… take a look around, post your comments and feedback. This is something of a work-in-progress but we are really excited to open this community up to deliver the best possible outcomes for our website and for all our publishers.
We look forward to seeing you here often.