I didn’t blog much last year but I have been busy nonetheless. I worked with a number of new clients in a number of different industries. I collaborated with those in higher education, the pharmaceutical industry, and finance as well as several different B-to-Bs that make things we use every day but take for granted. At the end of last year, we also conducted a small study and co-authored a report with ActiveStandards on content quality for U.S. federal government websites.
If it's on your to-do list to establish a Web Council in your organization or even revive a council that once met long ago, check out Lisa Welchman's latest recorded Webinar titled "Establishing a Web Council." It was a very popular webinar topic-- generating over 100 attendees and a myriad of questions from participants who want to establish a Web council, leverage an existing committee or revive a council from the past.
In the Webinar, Lisa details the three types of Web councils:
Six years ago when I searched for “Web governance” on the World Wide Web, I got next to nothing. Today, it’s a different story. If you search for “Web governance,” you get all sorts of links-- some relate to governance of the World Wide Web, some to governance of the Internet. There’s a lot about website and content governance, and some about the type of work I focus on-- which is corporate Web governance.
I had a great time giving a workshop on Web Governance in the Federal sector earlier this week. It's always rewarding to spend a day sharing best practices and lessons learned with Web managers and this workshop was an especially good one. We got to roll up our sleeves, pull apart some Web governance models, and discuss what works and what doesn't. At the end of the day, the group confirmed two things: 1) just about everyone is messed up when it comes to managing the Web and 2) Web governance isn't easy.