Assessment of project website sustainability: Case of the arctic EIA project

Sonja H. Bickford, Angela Hollman, Marina Nenasheva, Pamela Lesser, Timo Koivurova

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Abstract

In many cases, temporary websites may be simple, accessible solutions for knowledge management and dissemination of information. However, such sites may become outdated as the funding ends, but yet in many cases, still publicly available through the Internet. The issue of website sustainability is a relevant topic for all organizations that have websites. Website lifecycle, knowledge management, and website sustainability issues are discussed through a theoretical based literature review. These issues are then summarized and used as lessons learned for the case study approach of this paper. The aim is to identify a solution to address a website's life and longevity, post project. A practical case study assessment of the issue of project website sustainability is needed to address the website's longevity-post project-as creation is often made through temporary endeavors. Recommendations for future project websites are made as the outcomes and results of this study and are expressed in the form of suggested practices for project website sustainability in future projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-213
Number of pages13
JournalInforming Science
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Knowledge management
  • Lifecycle
  • Sustainability
  • Websites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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