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The Informatics Web Service was originally designed at the beginning of 1999. The Web Working Group supervised the design process, the details on their pages and in their mailing list archive may help to explain the background to many of the decisions made concerning the site.


The recruitment targeted content was moved to the central Polopoly WCMS, including the front page, which now redirects to


From around 2011, some of the CVS based content has been replaced by Plone managed content. The main areas are /student-services and /school-services

May 2015

The Informatics content on the central Polopoly service was migrated to the replacement Drupal based EdWeb service.

September 2015

Content on our plone sections of, were migrated to a local copy of EdWeb running on

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Because of the cooling failure in Appleton Tower server room on Saturday morning, many services (including some AFS volumes) are still unavailable. All services should be working by Monday lunchtime.

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