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by shauna — last modified May 01, 2009 01:20 PM

By Shauna K. Mecartea
Date: 5/1/09

Cotsen Institute Web site Featured

Image of Gardner against new Cotsen Institute Web site

A recent UCLA Today article entitled "Access a wide world of website expertise" featured the Cotsen Institute's newly designed Web site to showcase how a campus group provides a forum for UCLA units to learn and discuss web publishing techniques and trends.

The group, Campus Web Publishers (CPW), has existed for over a decade and provides a place for people on campus to learn, share, and explore new and existing technologies and ideas for the Web. Recently, with a heightened membership level the group has garnered more attention. 

Meetings are are held four times a year and are open to everyone on campus. Presentations and discussions are given on Design Fundamentals to Content Management Systems and everything in between. Members have technical backgrounds, others come from the publications side and many are jacks-of-all-trades. 

Cotsen Institute staff members Eric Gardner and Shauna Mecartea attended CPW meetings when they began planning a redesign of the Cotsen Institute Web site that coincided with a new communications project led by Mecartea. The article interviews Gardner and discusses the Institute's communications plan and how CPW aided in the technical aspects of building a Web site. 

For more information, read the full article.

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