Social Science websites: a guide from the ESRC

ESRC logoPutting together a website can be an intimidating process, especially if it is yet another job to be done while administering, researching or otherwise getting on with the day job. But if it is done well, it can help engage with new audiences and enhance the profile of what you do.

The Economic and Social Research Council has put together a series of guides aimed at administrators of their centres and programmes on how to get the best out their websites, but there is plenty of good advice on topics such as web accessibility, search engine optimisation and open access, which will be useful to anyone putting together an academic website.

Plus they have also launched a blog to discuss some of these issues, which may be worth keeping an eye on.

Intute: Social Sciences features more resources funded by the ESRC.