The web publishing service allows staff and students to create and publish institutionally-hosted websites. It can be used to promote and disseminate University business relating to research, teaching and corporate activities; or to support group activities and reflect on academic life.
Web publishing comprises four main areas:
The IT Service (NUIT) maintain and develop the technical infrastructure to support these services.
Research and Conference Web Publishing: University staff and students; however, the site owner must be a current registered member of staff.
Staff, Student, Society Websites: University staff, students, societies and groups.
Corporate Web Publishing: University staff via the Corporate Web Development team.
Blogs: University staff, students and groups.
Consultation and guidance: 09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday, excluding University closure periods.
Services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. The “at risk” period is 07:00-09:00 every Tuesday.
Backups are taken daily for disaster recovery.
In the event of hardware failure, please see Server Platform Provision for details of resilience and service restoration.
Further information is available:
The web publishing policy is available at www.ncl.ac.uk/documents/webpublishingpolicy.pdf
The public presentation of University information should make use of the Corporate Web Development digital brand and visual identity guidelines.
Technical support is available via the IT Service Desk on 0191 208 5999 or email@example.com.
All incidents relating to this service will be handled according to the IT Service Incident Management and Major Incident Management processes.
Use NUService to request a new development or update a web page, ie removing or restructuring sections. These request types can be found under the 'Non-Central IT' category.
Requests for any other aspect of the service should be made via the IT Service Desk on 0191 208 5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requests relating to this service will be handled according to the Request Fulfilment process.
All pages on the corporate web publishing infrastructure are subject to the Web Publishing Guidelines.
Corporate Web Development are responsible for the structure, design, quality standards, support and coordination of all publishers to the www.ncl.ac.uk domain.
For non-corporate websites, structuring and the use of a publishing tool are the user’s responsibility.
External developers may be commissioned for University websites; however, the IT Service must be consulted in advance. A Newcastle University member of staff must be the main contact for a site, with responsibility for all content hosted.
The web publishing platform does not support the installation of 3rd party applications, including content management systems (such as Drupal). These are forbidden by the rules of use: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/web/rules/.
The hosting of the web publishing service is centrally funded, as is the development of official sites on www.ncl.ac.uk by the Corporate Web Development team.
Costs may be incurred where external domain names are registered or the services of external agencies are commissioned. These costs are the responsibility of the user.