Published Thursday 27 July 2006
A team of Netskills staff recently completed a review of web sites from the JISC digitisation programme. Six web sites were evaluated for their technical structure, usability and accessibility and quality of written content.
Each site was at a different stage of development, some were released and fully functioning but others are still being worked on. "Feedback from our evaluation was well received" said Consultant Trainer Will Allen, who led the project and presented the findings to project managers in Winchester. Will added, "At Netskills we offer a range of web site evaluation services. All sites, at whatever stage of development, benefit from continual testing and review."
Matthew Woollard, director of the Online Population Reports Project at the University of Essex, commented "This evaluation exercise raised a number of useful issues and our new demonstrator site will address the problems raised by the Netskills team. It was really useful to be able to see comparative results across the whole of the JISC Digitisation Programme." The OHPR demonstrator can be found at:
Further information about the JISC digitisation programme can be found on the JISC web site:
The Netskills team who evaluated the sites were Consultant Trainers Will Allen & Chris Young and Systems Manager Carl Vincent.
Find out more: http://www.netskills.ac.uk/content/products/consultancy/