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Towards a new Jisc website

Jisc watchers will know that the organisation is going through a major reorganisation at the moment. There’s loads of information about this on the Jisc website so I won’t attempt to badly summarise it here (the news article, “JISC announces new structure to reshape for the future“, is a good place to start). The new […]

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Services section revamp

We’ve revamped the Services section of the JISC website. As well as improving the look and feel, we’ve tried to make it easier to browse the range of services that JISC offers and quickly identify the services offered by our principal providers, such as JISC Advance or Edina. The content and structure of each service […]

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JISC Mobile is live: what do you think?

We have today launched JISC Mobile, a cut-down version of the JISC website, optimised for mobile use. The site contains recent content that users are likely to want to access whilst on the move, such as news items or podcasts. It doesn’t contain all the content on the JISC website and links are provided on […]

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Thinking about digital strategy

I’ve been thinking a lot about digital strategy over the past couple of months as we get our digital communications plans together for the next year or two. It’s very hard, and I can see why many digital teams don’t have an explicit strategy document that they wave proudly around at anyone that asks. The […]

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CMS procurement: Time for open source?

I attended the Plone in Business seminar this week, organised by Netsight as part of the annual Plone conference, being held this year in sunny Bristol. To be honest, I didn’t learn an awful lot about Plone but it was a very useful afternoon as there were some good speakers on the procurement process for […]

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Changes to JISC website – phase 1

All been very quiet on the blogging front for a while. That’s because we’ve had our noses to the grindstone doing this… We’ve made some changes to the JISC website that went live today. This is an evolution of the existing site, not a massive revamp, and is phase 1 of a series of changes […]

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Iteration 4 of JISC website prototype now available for comment

I wrote about this project in my previous post. We’ve now moved onto iteration 4 of the JISC website prototype. If you’d like to give us some feedback, we’d happily receive it.

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Shifting focus of the JISC website

We’ve been considering a shift in the focus of the JISC website over the past few months, to better reflect the new JISC strategy and our own Communications and Marketing team strategy. In essence, this means we now want to reach beyond the ‘traditional’ JISC audiences (e.g. librarians, e-learning professionals and Heads of IT) and […]

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Social media widget

This week, we launched a ‘social media widget’ on the JISC homepage (the eagle-eyed among you might have noticed it was launched last week but quickly pulled when it fell over!). We didn’t just want to provide a link to YouTube, Slideshare etc. We wanted to surface some of the actual content JISC provides on […]

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Small (scale dev) is beautiful

After the long, complex and all-consuming project that was the JISC website relaunch in April 2009, it’s been lovely to be able to engage in some small-scale, interesting little bits of dev that hopefully add some value to the site. First up, we’ve implemented an ’email this page/share this’ tool for all content pages. These […]