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www.govlink.org Introducing RPIN: The Regional Public Information Network for Central Puget Sound Local Government Webmasters May 26, 2005 What’s RPIN?
Local Government Webmasters
May 26, 2005
60 Partners and GROWING:
Visitor can limit sources to display
View alerts without subscriptions
View timeless tips
Partners’ entry point for posting
Password- protected, by individual
Agencies access only their news releases
Edit existing release or add a new one.
Publishing screen, with options
Scrolling down on same publishing screen.
Option 1: Link to Your Site
Publish directly to RPIN
Preview before publishing
Homeland Security Grant
Make it easy to format my story without HTML
I want to upload images
I want better previews before publishing
Add real-time Weather feeds—
Update the look and feel
Use Web best practices
Make site’s purpose clear to visitors
Improve site navigation
Help me find my PIO login easilyPIOs asked for. . .
Ask for help from other PIOs—on a dime!
Sort PIO skill sets and/or RDP zones
Receive instant notification if the JIC is open or closed
Publish RJIC-branded news
Retain a news archiveYou also said. . .We want to:
Simplified site administration
More robust security
Outsourced e-mail volume for faster e-mail delivery
Passwords, PIO profiles, publishing managed by PIOs
Site reliability: Dot.net programming, high-availability environment
RPIN redundancy in another geographic location.Our generous RPIN host wants:
Dated look and feel
Poor navigation and display
Subscribe feature prominently displayed
Enhanced intuitive navigation with popup sub-nav
Flexible emergency news over-rides seasonal messages
Immediacy weather feeds
Simpler, enhanced posting formatting using new browser-based editor
High Availability Environment
Quick, easy as Word!
Upload multiple images
PIO Search: All
Click on last name for more contact information
Send to All PIOs or Select PIOs
Live Web cams from RPIN agencies
Weekly road construction
Usability testing, 6/28, Pier 69 (3 – 4 hrs.) NEED 3-4
Site review—proofing, review of your agency’s messages, content (July)
Site familiarization (July)
Sign into roster—add profile information, badger co-workers, new password
Site orientation—Late Aug./early Sept. (90 min.)
RPIN PROMOTION, DRAFT
Other potential agencies
Internally—employees, electeds (Aug. 2 – 4)
Externally—YOUR Web site, communications (Aug. 8-10, timed with current subscribers)
Paid Public Awareness campaign kicks in, Aug. 15 –Sept. 30
REQUIRED!Help Wanted from RPIN PIOs