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A Model for Centralized Web Hosting and Development

TPR7 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track



The Princeton University Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides centralized Web hosting and development services to the entire university community. Our model for providing this centralized service has been very successful and challenging at the same time. This talk will discuss the services we provide to the university community, the collaboration required within OIT to ensure the success of the service, the challenges we are facing, and some of the solutions we are developing to address those challenges.


Joseph Karam
Manager, Collaboration Services Group, Princeton University

I am the manager of the Collaboration Services Group (CSG) in Enterprise Infrastructure Services at Princeton University. The CSG provides secure, reliable, and efficient enterprise applications to the university community to support collaboration and the exchange of information. These applications include electronic mail, Web content management, audio and video streaming, and mobile device services.

Previously, I worked at Hamilton College in the role of director for networking and telecommunications for over eight years and at the University of Rochester as a senior UNIX systems administrator for over four years.

Mary Albert
Manager, Web Development Services, Princeton University

I am the manager of Web Development Services (WDS) in the Office of Information Technology's Academic Services department. WDS provides design, development, training, and technical support for University websites, primarily using the Roxen content management system. The group also administers blogs and has started its foray into developing mobile sites.

My background prior to my current position at Princeton includes project management and instructional design for Web-based training and research applications, teaching and training, and supporting Humanities Computing.