IRMS 2016: Web Preservation, or Managing your Organisation’s Online Presence After the Organisation Ceases to Exist

Title: Web Preservation, or Managing your Organisation’s Online Presence After the Organisation Ceases to Exist

Speaker: Brian Kelly

Event details: IRMS 2016 Conference, 15-17 May 2016

Date and time: Tuesday 17 May 2016, in session running from 13.15-15.00 at a special Café session in which there will be three speakers

Venue: The Hilton Brighton Metropole

Target audience: Those who work in, or are concerned with Information & Records Management regardless of their professional  or organisational status or qualifications.

Abstract:

Your organisation has failed to survive cutbacks and will shortly close. Public sector organisations may feel responsibilities for ensuring that information about their activities is not lost if their organisation is closed down. This talk summarises approaches taken to managing web content provided by UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management at the University of Bath, which closed in July 2015.

UKOLN existed for 30+ years and had an important role to play in development of online services for the UK’s higher education sector. This case study summarises approaches taken to minimising loss of this history.

Learning Outcomes

  • Strategies for managing the termination of online services
  • Useful tools and services
  • Addressing the challenges and opportunities provide by social media services.

Biographical details:

Brian Kelly is an independent consultant and researcher. He previously worked as UK Web Focus at UKOLN, University of Bath and Innovation Advocate at Cetis, University of Bolton. Since 1996 he has had responsibilities for promoting use of innovative technologies and practices across the UK’s higher and further education sectors.

Resources:

The slides are available on Slideshare and embedded below.