An institutional research profile on the Web
The depth and breadth of knowledge in a university (or other large organization) is not always widely known. Even within a department, knowledge of what other staff are doing can be vague. Research publications are read by relatively few people and usually only by those who are in the field; more accessible publications seldom eventuate.
It is increasingly important to project the knowledge of an institution to people outside the field but the task of actually creating the information falls within no-one’s purview.
The goal of this project is to devise a system that is so useful for day-to-day management that it is kept up to date. Overlying this system is technology that (with little or no extra effort), creates the appropriate materials for the Web, and organizes the information so that it can be accessed via the Web by people who are not knowledgeable in the particular field.