Abstracts: March 29th, 2006

This briefing from the Society of IT Management describes how councils can achieve a website that satisfies the criteria ‘useful, usable, and used’ and why this matters more than ever in the digital age.It describes the role of the website in council transformation, provides details of the best council sites in 2006 and sets out the benefits of joining up council services via websites and portals.

A pressing concern for councils is the 6.8m pounds national advertising campaign to raise awareness of services available through local government websites due to start in earnest after the council elections in May. Councils whose websites are not up to the mark in time for the campaign will miss out on this opportunity to boost usage of their website and start to benefit from this highly efficient means of delivering council services and information.

Published by SOCITM at 50 pounds and available from http://www.socitm.gov.uk/