A new central listing of research seminars has been created: www.imperial.ac.uk/researchseminars
It is hoped that having a central listing should increase awareness of these talks, and promote them more widely to staff and students across departments.
You can include your seminar in the central listing by ticking the new Research Seminar checkbox which has been added to the edit event screen. Your seminar will automatically be pulled into central listing.
How do I add my seminar to the central list?
The central listing is managed by the Graduate School who are able to manually pull in relevant events.
Type of events to be included in the central list.
Any research seminar or lecture (whether given by an internal or external speaker) that the organiser is happy for people from outside the department/group, but internal to the College, to attend.
Teaching seminars/lectures, social events and events restricted to a particular group should not be included.
The BBC College of Journalism, Media Standards Trust, and the science training for journalists programme at the Royal Statistical Society are holding an afternoon of workshops and discussion on data and news sourcing on Thursday 3 March 2011.
The workshops will look at four areas:
- Crowdsourcing and other innovations in news sourcing
- Open government data, data mining, and the semantic web
- Crime data, technology and crime reporting
- Expert sources in science and health
The afternoon session of workshops is fully booked but you can be added to the waiting list by signing up on the event page at http://datasourcingworkshop.eventbrite.com.
A Data and News Sourcing evening debate: ‘Transparency is bad for our health – as shown by WikiLeaks’ on the limits of transparency follows the workshops. You can sign up separately here: http://www.datasourcingdebate.eventbrite.com.
A free seminar on the latest thinking in social media marketing is being held on 2 February 2011 at Polis LSE.
POLIS, a journalism and society think tank, is a joint initiative from LSE and The London College of Communication. As well as listening to invited speakers, the organisers hope to hold an open session on the realities of Internet marketing.
To attend RSVP to email@example.com. Find out more via this link: http://www.charliebeckett.org/?p=3848
The British Library Business & IP Centre is running a “Web in Feb” program of workshops and events throughout February. Whilst mainly oriented towards business, there are some events which may be of interest to those who wish to engage with their audiences using social media. Other events cover topics such as patenting software for the web, online privacy, and Google AdWords.
More information is available from the British Library Business & IP Centre website.
As well as the improvements to the website editor I blogged about recently, we’re also working on some major developments to the online events calendar/listing system.
You’re hopefully familiar with the College’s main events listing which is promoted on the College homepage but you may not realise you can have your own local events listing within your site. Currently, this can enable you to have
- A chronological listing of forthcoming events
- An RSS feed of your events to enable people to keep track of what’s coming up
- The ability to “pull” events featured in the main College calendar into your own – and similarly to have your events “pushed” into the top level listing
But we’d like the system to do a lot more! We’ve already improved the look of the front page listing, and we are now focusing on some more significant improvements, including:
- A new design for individual event listings (see screen grab below)
- An calendar view of your listing so users can find out what events are taking place on a particular date
- Integration with PWPs so you can better highlight College academics speaking at events and seminars
- Better integration of social media to enable users to bookmark and share events of interest
- The ability for users to add an event of interest into their own calendar
- Icons to highlight when an event is full, cancelled or has a waiting list
- Integration of the image cropping tool to enable you to optimise photographs to promote your events, and a default event image if you are unable to supply an image for every event
- Functionality to allow you to use the system as an event archive, enabling you to add agendas, papers, presentation slides, links to videos and photo slideshows in the build up to and after your events
- A way to have events in your listing link straight to a separate conference website
- The option of combining multiple event listings into a single overall list (e.g. facilitating a department to have several listings for each research group and one overall events listing)
- A way to create a simple automatic sign up form for registering attendees
- Several options for displaying your events listing so you can highlight your forthcoming events on your homepage or within other pages
If you are currently using the events system on your site, we hope to introduce many of these improvements within the next couple of weeks. We’ll contact you separately to brief you on any adjustments to the event creation process and editing events.
If you are interested in adding an events feed to your own site, contact the Service Desk so we can help you set that up.
Event article design