From Editors Meeting – Oct. 5, 2017

So nice to see and talk to everyone who attended.  I hope everyone who wanted coffee, got coffee.  I’ll miss the Higher Grounds Coffee – y mis amigas, Darly and Karen.

Below are the notes from your comments/questions/hopes for the future of the School of Medicine websites; and a list of free broken link checkers that I recommend.

It has been my pleasure to be the webmaster for the school medicine for the past 10 years. And I wish you bold new successes in the future.If you have questions, comments, or concerns please send them to

Broken Link Checkers:

Here is the list of wish list items that were brought up during today’s meeting….

 Requests for areas of improvement

  • Directory of on-site experts – as a web presence – make we-support more prominent
    • Services we offer
    • Who to contact
    • Schedule of classes
  • Automate information of personnel at the SOM follow up with updates,
    • Org charts
    • Centralized portal for SOM only information
    • Intranet
    • Centralized data source
  • Way to police out of date content on site
    • Remind editor bi-yearly to update site
    • Provide report? Last edited
  • Broken link checker for each site
    • Ray has a service that he will share. (above)
  • Central Repository that lists training requirements for each staff type
    • Allow access to Intranet
  • Curvita
    • SOM stopped supporting it 2 years ago – RFD data pull
  • Notes from Bill (PHS site)
    • I would love to see some way to always have the same filtered view each time I return to a backend view.
    • How about a forum to ask questions of the group, monitored by SOM Web staff, like uweb and the LSPs? –I’m willing when available and knowledgeable to go to a colleague’s space and show them how to do things.  The forum could facilitate this kind of activity.

Lot’s of great ideas.  I love the community knowledge sharing idea from Bill in the form of a forum or whatever.

Break a leg,