The final session of IWMW 2006 is report back from the discussion sessions about Collaboration. These should be summarised on the Wiki, so I won’t repeat it here.
I think one of the interesting things about the Institutional webmanager community is that it is very varied. There are people from many different backgrounds, and no clear ‘profession’. I’d contrast this with my library background – where a strong professional approach (formal qualifications, well established position in the education sector) forms a strong platform for cross-institutional collaboration.
I’m not sure this exists to the same extent with webmanagers. The IWMW is a great forum for communicating with peers – but I lack that contact for the rest of the year. It might be just me, but I think we need to change this, and see the profession establish itself with a clear identity.