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  • Web Council - May 12, 2011
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  • UW map identitied as one of five great university campus maps
  • UW Campus Map Updates
    • Kilian Frey and Dane Odekirk presenting
    • Doing a lot of things behind the scenes to improve campus maps
      • Updated to Google Maps API version 3, which will allow mobile presentation
    • Changes to Maps
      • Added parking lot, photo, and landmark layers (includes panorama of landmark)
      • Added Feedback button
      • Search by keyword, by name, building code, organizations inside buildings
      • Added Directions
        • Using Google direction services, which does not have a concept of our buildings
        • Does not have a concept of obstacles for disabled, yet, but does show bike routes and there is a link below to Disability Services building and route information.
      • Added little circles to show you are on a building
        • Had problems making it work in IE, but figured it out
      • Added links to popular directions, such as from airport
      • Also still have links to other map resources
    • Entire map is now managed through Wordpress
      • Each building is a point (a metabox that can contain information), using the Google Map API
      • Objects can have multiple points, such as shuttle routes or campus tours
      • Creating a new building or new parking lot is like adding a post
      • Uses Picasa plugin to manage images, which automatically sizes images on retrieval
    • Google is considering doing photomapping of bike routes on our campus
    • Maintaining your building information
      • If you need to change information about your building, send email to uweb@uw.edu
      • You can manage the information for your own building, send email to uweb@uw.edu for how
        • Can have multiple editors for a building, but do not mess up each others information
  • SiteImprove's SiteCheck service contract signed
    • Gina Hills presenting
    • http://siteimprove.com/Solutions/SiteCheck/SiteCheck2.aspx
    • UW has a one year subscription to the SiteCheck service
    • SiteCheck scans for spelling, broken links, accessibility issues
      • Can search for names, such as people who have left
    • Contract allows scanning up to 50,000 pages
      • Once we know which sites will be focusing on, will have tutorial at a Web Council sessions
      • Access to a site can be given to unlimited users
      • Do not have unlimited contact with SiteCheck services; send questions to uweb@uw.edu, which will respond to you or will work with SiteCheck, if necessary, and get back to you
      • Contract goes for one year
    • Who is being included
      • Top level pages
      • Large schools
      • If want to be counted, send email to Gina (ghills@uw.edu)
      • Want people who will take advantage of the services, actually work with SiteCheck routinely
      • Will total all the likely pages up to see if total comes to less than 50,000 pages, might not be able to include everyone who is interested
  • Drupal Tutorial
    • Lucien DiPeso and Mark Squires, School of Nursing, presenting
    • Drupal training is now online http://nursing.uw.edu/tier/drupal
    • Put together online classes in Moodle to making training more efficient
      • Three lessons are available: 101 (basic intro), 102 (what elese you need to know), 103 (site editor)
      • 101 and 102 are up, 103 will be up by end of month
    • Lucien is joining the Peace Corps to work in Togo
  • Web resources on the Marketing site
    • Go to the Marketing site and click on "Web" in the left column; a list of resources will appear
    • Resources
      • Header & Footer Wizard
      • Online Giving Form - easy to add to your page
      • Request for Custom Search form
      • UW Alert Banner
      • Web Color Palette
      • Web Guidelines
      • WordPress Theme
        • Working on updates, offers option of pulling in the full header with dropdowns from the home page sites
          • If you use that feature, please install the Cache plugin in WordPress first
        • Going to roll out the new privacy links in footer shortly
      • UW Design in Drupal toolkit, assembled into a ZIP file
  • 150th Toolkit is being built
  • New policies on privacy and terms of use - REQUIREMENT
    • Daniel Schwalbe, Ann Nagel, Suzanne Blais presenting
    • New policy statements are now available
      • Locations
      • Placement
        • Look at the footer on the UW home page (http://uw.edu/) for an example
        • Links should be in the footer of every page. Standard footers in the Marketing provided templates, including WordPress and Drupal, now include the links
      • Do not reproduce the language in your pages, just link to the privacy and terms pages, as they will be updated through time
      • Basically says by using the site you are agreeing to collectng the personally identifiable information
        • Providing the information may be a condition to using the site, such as an employment application
      • How do you implement link to policy from Facebook or Twitter?
        • Whenever someone leaves your site to go to social media, important to have terms and privacy info available on the page they launch from
      • Policy statement on personally identifiable information" is something different
        • It is being updated as well and should be out shortly
    • Much work went into these statements and into thinking about how they should be used
      • Linking to these pages is REQUIRED
      • Linking to the pages helps protect you
    • What about sites that collaborate with the UW?
      • Trickier when they are external sites, but if referring to the UW as a brand, good idea to have the links on their pages
      • Anything within uw.edu or washington.edu domain should have the policy linked to from every page
        • If hosted within the UW domain yet has a different URL, it should still have policy links
          • If associated with the UW, the UW privacy policy should prevail because the organization is receiving the benefit of the association with UW
      • Better to have the links. The policies will protect you, even if in a specific case they does not fully apply
    • When negotiating for external services (example: UW Google Apps) take care to include the topic of whose privacy policy applies in your negotiation agenda
  • Next Meeting, Thursday June 9
    • Terrill Thompson will talk about how to make accessible PDF files
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