Category Archives: Standards

Semantic, linked and smart data – predictions for 2014

See the full article on – Data & Informatics Quite a lot to digest here, though the overall sentiment is positive for development and innovation around open and linked data. Actual products as opposed to proofs, pilots and concepts. … Continue reading

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Social Media: It’s not the Wild West after all!

If there is one good thing to come out of the┬áNewsnight fiasco, which resulted in the irresponsible and inaccurate smearing of Lord McAlpine on social networks, it’s the challenge to the long-held assumption that Tweeting or blogging defamatory or libellous … Continue reading

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15 Website Good Practice Principles

15 website development good practice principles. Continue reading

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Why are Government and Local Councils still using IE6?

It’s insecure, it’s flaky… it’s government IT policy! I picked up on this article in The Register a couple of days ago, where Tom Watson MP had asked UK government departments when they intended to upgrade their browsers from Internet … Continue reading

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Records Management in a Web 2.0 World

My colleague James Lappin (Thinking Records Ltd) recently hosted and facilitated a podcast with me, Steve Baily – senior adviser on records management issues for JISC infoNet and author of the hugely successful and thought-provoking book ‘Managing the Crowd, rethinking … Continue reading

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Taxonomies vs. Folksonomies

I wanted to get myself up to date on contemporary ideas around use of taxonomies vs. folksonomies and was drawn to a course being run by the UKeiG (part of CILIP). The course was led by a renowned and respected … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 vs Accessibility

I attended an “Enterprise 2.0” event last week where Ian Lloyd gave a very thought provoking presentation on the impact of Web 2.0 on accessibility. Ian is a web developer working for the Nationwide Building Society, and clearly knows his … Continue reading

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New Gov website fails accessibility standards

Just picked up from Public Sector Forums (PSF) – the Cabinet Office have launched a new ‘Customer Service Excellence‘ website, which apparently fails the government’s standards for web accessibility, breaches the guidelines for government websites and contravenes the COI’s ‘Inclusive … Continue reading

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Social Media User’s Bill of Rights

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Blogging Policy

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