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Zachary Johnson <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:41:37 -0600
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Good point, Sara.  Makes me curious about what kinds of ideas our 
Content Strategy keynote speaker is going to have MinneWebCon.  And I 
say that honestly, not as a plug.  It's a huge issue that isn't very 
well solved.

Sara Hurley wrote:
> I have sort of a practical question about this (not disagreeing with 
> either of you on this, and the usefulness of this, and not wanting to be 
> a downer) -
> What content do we collaborate on? Who makes the decision? What staff is 
> responsible for coordinating efforts? Who owns the content?
> I know that isn't the fun stuff to think about, but it's one of the 
> things that stands in the way of system-wide stuff.  And as someone who 
> has recently been a part of a college-wide web integration, managing 
> that kind of content integration is really, really tough.  Especially 
> when non-tech stakeholders get involved in protecting "their" content.
> S
> Brian Hayden wrote:
>> On Jan 27, 2010, at 2:59 PM, Zachary Johnson wrote:
>>> Valid point... and to support what both you and Andre have said, 
>>> maybe we need the opportunity to setup landing pages for relevant 
>>> content more automatically...
>>> umn.edu/H1N1 could bring users to a page with important content and 
>>> links to other UMN sites for more details.
>>> something like that?
>> I think that'd be fantastic.
>> Here's a hackish thought for you... there could be UMN wiki pages that 
>> are just aggregators of links around the U for specific topics... and 
>> each of these could have a z.umn.edu short url, like... z.umn.edu/h1n1 
>> ...
>> Sorry, my inner Rube Goldberg took over for a second. ;)
>> -Brian

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