Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Final Report for the web sustainability project

The final report for the web sustainability is now available from: http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/563/2/EMKN_final_report_output4337.doc

Project Summary:

East Midlands Knowledge Network (EMKN) is an online resource which is at risk, due to the demise of regional development agencies, the imminent closure of the company upon whose server it sits and the closure of the East Midlands Universities Association (EMUA), who created the resource. However the information held on within the site (technologies, business services and facilities within EMUA’s institutions is valuable, particularly as face-to-face Business Link (BL) services are being axed and the government has indicated that the channel for publicly-funded business advice (information, advice and guidance) will be on-line. The site contains an image (“Tube Map”) that links to various parts of the site showing various service, this was felt especially important to keep.

Therefore this project looked at options on how to use free hosting sites as a way of  protecting a valuable resource in an economical and sustainable way, using the EMKN as a case study. A blog (http://websitesustainability.blogspot.com/) of the progress, activities and issues was kept.

This work has been supported by funding from JISC. The site can be viewed at https://sites.google.com/site/emknorg/ or http://www.web-sustainablity.net/emkn/ Survey about this material can be found at: http://www.eSurveysPro.com/Survey.aspx?id=67775a0a-336f-45a5-a222-2f1a6615752c please feel free to fill it in or http://www.eSurveysPro.com/Survey.aspx?id=cec22f0a-e467-4c15-a319-74d96bb8ed9d

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