RDA Web Focus Group

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Group details

 

As part of the RDA Europe 4 project (supporting RDA global), Trust-IT Services Ltd. (Trust-IT) will be redeveloping the RDA Global Website (www.rd-alliance.org), as outlined in the attached roadmap (revised version) developed by Trust-IT. The web platform is a crucial part of the RDA and is the main vehicle for communication. As the alliance grows, the web platform needs to evolve and meet the needs of the community, the groups, the stakeholders and the outside world.

The Web site aims to support the RDA Guiding Principles: Openness – Consensus – Balance – Community-driven – Non-profit, and more specifically:

 

  • Be the main RDA information tool for communicating with members & the larger audience.
  • Support the collaborative work and the exchange within the groups. 
  • Encourage information sharing, generate discussion and build consensus through the Requests for community review & comments. 
  • Facilitate adoption of the RDA Outputs by publishing the group results and promoting uptake, highlighting benefits and paths to adoption. 
  • Engage new community and organisational members and funders and strengthen synergies with relevant organisations and initiatives.
  • Provide updates, news/events/newsletters and announcements.
  • Bring practice, research, industry and policy closer together on a neutral platform.

 

The RDA Secretariat is convening an RDA Web focus group (WFG), which will be involved in the definition of the specifications and requirements of the new functionalities outlined in the Website roadmap.

 

This is the space for this focus group.

 

The web focus group is expected to be engaged in the design phase of each release, with the following specific tasks:

  • Website roadmap kick-off: feedback and general consensus on the plan and comments on the evolution foreseen – June 2018
  • Assessment and specifications, for each release:
    • feedback on the technical implementations proposed 
    • feedback on the mock-ups presented
    • testing of the key functionalities
    • green-light to go-live

 

The Doodle poll for the first conference call of the focus group can be found here: https://doodle.com/poll/pdu8uwphcv83ikcv



Recent Activity

14 Dec 2018

Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA Web Focus Group - December conference call

Dear Sara,
I am about to go on annual leave and won't be able to attend the next
meeting. I will be back at work on the 7th of January.
A comment on your suggestion that we investigate using Indico for the
online presence of plenaries. I've had a look at the documentation, and it
appears well suited for publishing a conference schedule *once that
schedule has been decided*. The challenge for our Plenaries is that we have
to manage ten or more parallel tracks as well as a complicated clash matrix

14 Dec 2018

Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA Web Focus Group - December conference call

Dear Sara,
I am about to go on annual leave and won't be able to attend the next
meeting. I will be back at work on the 7th of January.
A comment on your suggestion that we investigate using Indico for the
online presence of plenaries. I've had a look at the documentation, and it
appears well suited for publishing a conference schedule *once that
schedule has been decided*. The challenge for our Plenaries is that we have
to manage ten or more parallel tracks as well as a complicated clash matrix

14 Nov 2018

Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA Website first release - 2 options for next call

Hi Sara,
I rearranged my schedule so I could also make it tomorrow at 11.00 CET.
Thank you very much.
Best regards,
Elli
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02 Aug 2018

RE: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme

One minor point, the “social media” icons in the upper-right disappear when you do a rollover, which while cute, seems marginally useful (the old approach was a tiny bit better). I would replace this with a rollover popup, which says “RDA SlideShare”, or “Download RSS Feed”, as those 2 icons in particular may not be recognizable to most people.
Mark
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Sent: August 2, 2018 5:24 AM

02 Aug 2018

RE: [secretariat][rda-wfg] Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme

I agree with Hilary – looks great!
Mark
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Sent: August 2, 2018 7:09 AM
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Cc: Sara Garavelli <***@***.***-itservices.com>
Subject: [secretariat][rda-wfg] Re: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme
Dear Sara,

23 Jul 2018

RE: [rda-wfg] Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website -...

Dear all,
apologies for a late answer! I agree with Mark here - having a single-sign on is nice, but IMHO it clearly is at the lower end of the priority item shortlist. (In fact, I'm not sure it belongs there at all.)
Cheers from the balmy north,
Maggie
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23 Jul 2018

RE: [rda-wfg] Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website -...

I would agree with Hilary’s 1 and 2, and switch her 3 and 4, so the online catalogue is #3.
Mark
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Sent: July 23, 2018 4:02 AM
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Cc: Sara Garavelli <***@***.***-itservices.com>
Subject: Re: [rda-wfg] Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website -...
Dear Sara,

20 Jul 2018

Your opinion on 4 functionalities for RDA new website - feedback by Monday 23rd please

Dear Web Focus Group members,
As part of the Website Roadmap that we presented to you - you can find
attached the last version - there are four different functionalities
that we propose to implement but which require additional effort
compared to the resources available via the RDA Europe project. A
contract amendment is currently under discussion within RDA Europe
Executive Board, the decision making body within RDA Europe, where a
budget reallocation is also under discussion. In the framework of this

18 Jul 2018

RDA Website Roadmap: priority list according to your feedback

Dear all

thank you very much for your time during the call last week and for taking time to comment on the proposed mockup for the new homepage.

I've collected all your comments and organized them following the priority you gave them - they are all quite well aligned with the Roadmap that we presented. You can find them in this document https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XjNtbnESVxkM5tSf9FKE-tAWGRxbepRoH0AV...

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