Content Author Role and Delay in Site Creation

Posted on 10/25/2007 9:02:11 AM

Several people have asked us to define the role of content author. The content author may be, but does not necessarily have to be, a writer. At present, the role calls for a constant presence, someone who is in your department or office most often who has time to learn how to use this technology. Think of this person as one who inputs content. The person may have written the content, or he or she may have collaborated with others in the department to write the content and then has the responsibility to input it. Many of the 52 units on campus that have registered their sites so far have indicated they want to have more than one content author, which is quite acceptable. However, please know that at first, it may be advantageous to nominate one or two people to get your current site migrated from old to new. Every department and office has its own structure and politics, so we leave it to you to determine what works best for you. Above all, plan your content and site before you attend training.

For the 52 units and more than a hundred people who now await training: We are trying to work out a problem we've come across, concerning certain computers and speed. Too, having a quarter of the university's websites registered in just five business days has created a slight backlog. We appreciate your patience.