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The main Informatics web service covers the site accessed via the www.inf.ed.ac.uk URL. Though note that recruitment and publicity type content is actually hosted on the University's central web service, so many of the old URLs will redirect you to www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/.

Official teaching and administrative information should be hosted on a www.inf.ed.ac.uk URL (and increasingly on the newer intranet site web.inf.ed.ac.uk. Note that here the term intranet indicates that the content is targeted at existing staff and students, it is still publicly accessible to the world.

Over the many years that www.inf.ed.ac.uk has been around there have been changes in technology, and things are fragmented:

EdWeb
Visiting www.inf.ed.ac.uk actually takes you to pages hosted on the University's central (EdWeb) web service. There are other old www.inf.ed.ac.uk URLs (mainly recruitment focused) which will redirect you to the central content too. A limited number of staff have publishing access to EdWeb. Updates and corrections are best handled via the Communications team.
CVS
Originally all www.inf.ed.ac.uk content was managed via our own in-house CVS based tools and scripts. Some parts of www.inf.ed.ac.uk are still managed that way, eg course pages at www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/<course-code>.
EdWeb local distribution
More recently, the School's management and student services pages have moved to our intranet site, web.inf.ed.ac.uk, which is a local installation of the central EdWeb (which gives us a bit more control). You may still find older pages on www.inf.ed.ac.uk still being provide by the previous WCMS - Plone. These are being migrated to EdWeb, and redirects should be in place.
Last reviewed: 
10/05/2017

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