Creating an online infrastructure to support a long-term project like ‘Newman in the Digital Age’ can take longer than you think, but now we have all the basics in place. If all that was required was online space then Google Drive and WordPress would have done the job and these can be set up instantly. However, we have a need to share certain documents that we do not want to be accessible outside our institution so have opted for a Sharepoint site as all students and staff already have access rights to this (unlike with Google drive) and we wanted to have an ‘official’ Newman University project homepage hosted on our website. Setting up such web spaces isn’t quite as quick and easy as setting up Google drive or WordPress sites and I guess we’ll have to examine this within our project.
So the infrastructure we now have is:
- A project homepage on http://www.newman.ac.uk.
- A Sharepoint document library at http://tinyurl.com/cm4me8d
- This blog – and I hope we’ll see more blogs from other people in the months to come
- and a twitter hashtag #newmancll