Excuse any duplication. I am trying to reach as many Webmaster Section Members and potential members as possible.
Hello, Webmaster Section Members,
Today's library website is much more complicated than it used to be. In order to meet the new responsibilities, we all have to expand our knowledge in new areas of web development and management. To keep up with this reality, and to provide a forum for us to communicate and share experience in these issues, I propose to change the Webmaster Section’s scope note. In particular, I propose to add these new areas to our “section interests.” I have also proposed a change of section name from “Webmaster Section” to “Web Management Section,” to be more inclusive to members who may not be webmasters, but are interested in web development and management. Below is the proposed changes and the old scope note.
Proposed New Section Name and Scope
Web Management Section
The Web Management Section provides a forum for members to exchange information on planning, designing, programming and managing complex organizational web sites to support the information management needs of their organizations, whether on the Internet, Intranets, or Extranets. Section interests include website management and staffing, information architecture, web design principles, user experience design, web content life cycle management, metrics, website usage pattern analysis, search engine optimization, support for searching and resource discovery by website users, tools to build online community, server software, website management software, and programming and scripting languages.
Current scope of the section
The Webmaster Section provides a forum for members to exchange information on planning, designing, and programming complex organizational web sites to support the information management needs of their organizations, whether on the Internet, Intranets, or Extranets. Section interests include server software, web collection management, security and privacy concerns, browser compatibility, site management tools and reports, programming and scripting languages, contracting for content and services, support for interactive communications, and support for searching and resource discovery by website users. The IT Division website further provides an opportunity for members to monitor new technologies, share information and develop new skills.
I would like to hear from you what your thoughts are about these changes. Please respond to me directly or respond to the list. Thank you!
Webmaster Section Chair