Postgraduate Research Web Page Administration
- Provide external (international) access to web pages with information about postgraduate (honours and thesis) students' research work.
- Control (and minimize, if possible) the costs to CSSE in terms of:
Internet charges (e.g. size of files) and administration effort (e.g. accounting, content monitoring, etc.).
- These postgraduate "research web pages" should be clearly differentiated from a student's "personal web pages", which are currently accessible only via CSSE authentication, for these reasons:
- they should contain only research material, possibly associated with one or more research groups, which is accessible from the Internet and all such traffic is charged to the CSSE department;
- the publishable lifetime of such material is likely to be considerably longer than that of a postgraduate student account;
- their content should be readily monitored, with due regard to University policies about published material (e.g. it should be appropriate as semi-official university pages).
The "Research" area of the CSSE web site appears to be the most obvious location for these postgraduate "research web pages" and this area is already open to Internet access. Therefore, it is proposed that a parent "Postgraduate Research" directory be established alongside the "Research Groups" directory, with individual subdirectories for each postgraduate student, named and owned by their usercode (while that is valid), located on the CSSE (Linux) file system at: /netfs/www/html/research/PG/<usercode>/
Hyperlinks to these web directories would be created from the postgraduate students' "People" page (at least), and from any other pages which they so desired (e.g. research groups, etc.).
It is expected that these directories would be kept as long as deemed desirable (e.g. by the research supervisor), with the ownership being transferred appropriately when the student's account (usercode) is closed.