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Entering the 21st Century
As the Web became popular, other campus groups created sites for a variety of purposes ranging from promotion aimed at prospective students to internal communications. The Web has become the new way of doing business, and publishing to it is both ubiquitous and expected on any campus.
Some services that had been started by AISR were moved to other departments as new service groups were formed on campus. Student email administration, for example, moved to the Office of Information Technologies (now Jeff-IT). Administrators realized the need to coordinate the widely-dispersed publishing on campus, and established Jeff-IT's Application and Web Services (AWS) Department. AISR's campus-wide information service (CWIS), for example, moved to new locations, as Jeff-IT introduced a new campus intranet and portal in the summer of 2001.
The administrative need to refocus JEFFLINE on academic and clinical information, research services, curriculum support and academic communication was also a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate the aging office metaphor.
Seeking a new JEFFLINE: a year in the making
Knowing our users would find the change radical, AISR took care to involve them in the process of designing the new site.
JEFFLINE's features in 2001: