Web Development Office General Web Policies
Who Can Create Web Pages
The SU Web site is comprised of 20,000+ pages on several servers, including
www.salisbury.edu, faculty.salisbury.edu, students.salisbury.edu, and various
departmental sites (i.e., holloway. salisbury.edu/~instres). With a site this
large, certain levels of the site hierarchy will be created by the Web Office to
control the content, structure, design and official "look and feel" of the
University Web site.
The SU home page, core eight pages (University, Schools, Students, Faculty,
Admissions, Athletics, Alumni, and Community Outreach), and home pages of each
section within the core section will be created, updated, and maintained by the
Web Office, unless other arrangements are made. The main exception is Community
Outreach. Since this section represents varied interests within the Community,
if the Project Director (or Manager of the Program) chooses to create their own
site, that is acceptable, but they need to present a Web Work Order with all
files to be uploaded to the SU Web server.
No Web pages associated with
the University may be placed on an outside Web server, i.e., ISP (Delmarva
Online, ICNet, AOL, etc.). There are exceptions, mainly with student
organizations, but please contact the Web Office first.
After the home
page of core section (i.e., University, Schools) described above, anyone on
campus can create a Web page(s). These will be placed on either the "N" or "O"
drives, of your respective server, or the files can be given to the Web Office
for placement on the SU Web server. However, if anyone in this section and below
does not wish to create their own page(s), then an appointment needs to be
scheduled between the "author(s)" and/or Web Coordinator of your
school/department/ office of the site and the Web Office.
An example is
the recent creation of the Henson School Home page, it's four core pages and the
Chemistry Dept. home page. Everything beyond the Chemistry Dept. Home page is
being designed and maintained the Chemistry Dept. Web Office.
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Information on Salisbury University's Web server (http://www.salisbury.edu)
is considered an official publication. The final responsibility for the content
of each Web document/page rests with the individual or department that has a Web
page up on the SU server. If you submit a Web Work
Order to the Web Office to place content on the SU Web server, you are
responsible for accuracy of that content; this includes old pages that have not
Anyone who submits information to the Web Office for creation of a web
page(s) is responsible for the accuracy of their content. When a job is finished
and placed on the SU Web server, an e-mail will be sent to the author(s) of the
site to review the completed work and to respond accordingly if something is
For people creating their own Web page(s), again, you are
responsible for your content. It is your responsibility to maintain it, update
it, design it, and to submit the URL to the Web Office for review. The Web
Office is available for consultation on any of these issues.
Whether the Web Office or another party places a Web page(s) up on the SU
servers, that department/office is also responsible for responding to inquiries
that are either sent directly via an e-mail link to a designated recipient or
via e-mails that have been forwarded from the Web Office.
To aid you in
this process, the Web Office recommends that each department or office which
chooses to create their own pages, designate one person (Web Coordinator)
responsible for your information. For example, if a user notices incorrect
information in a file or has a suggestion for other information that might be
useful, the user should be able to directly e-mail the Web Coordinator to
suggest a correction or addition.
The departments/offices may find it
more appropriate to have this individual coordinate that department's electronic
publishing effort (Web presence) rather than doing it all him/herself.
Specifically, a department as a whole or the designated Web Coordinator should:
Coordinate the gathering of information for Internet publication within the
- Decide how the information will be organized
- Decide how often the information is going to change and how often the
information will be updated
- Integrate Internet publishing into the group's publication cycle:
- Convert information from its current form to the
appropriate electronic publishing format
- Prepare the information for display on the Internet
by saving it in the appropriate file type
- Make certain that all departmental Web pages are in
compliance with copyright rules and with SU guidelines
- Include e-mail links on the group's or department's
- Notify the Web Office when a department/office-level home page is ready
for review by sending the URL of that page
- Verify that the department's or group's online information is
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This is Salisbury University's Acceptable Use Policy for World
Wide Web pages posted and maintained on all SU Web servers. For more
information about the policy, please contact the SU Web Office.
The SU Web Office has overall responsibility for all pages
maintained on the SU Web server. The Web Office may act in support
of this Acceptable Use Policy by modifying or removing pages from
other SU Web servers. To ensure consistency of Web presentation
across the University, all activated Web servers connected to the
Internet must be official SU servers. Departments and offices may
not operate backdoor servers. The Web page/ site author is
responsible for content of individual official or personal pages
posted and maintained on SU servers. Page content and messages must
conform to state and federal laws and to University regulations.
Student page content and messages must conform to the
Code of Conduct.
- Official pages and personal pages must not be constructed or used as
business pages or for profit.
- A Web page/site author cannot host an external (non-SU)
organization, whether that organization operates for-profit
or not-for-profit, on his or her personal page.
- An organization supported by Web pages must be Salisbury
University-related. The Web page/site author must respect
copyright and trademark rights of all organizations.
- Pages for an SU club or organization must be
pre-approved by the organization's official advisor.
- Pages for an SU club or organization must be established
and maintained in a separate computer account assigned to
the organization, not in the private account or pages of
- Each official page must be designed in accordance with
the official SU styleguide, acknowledge its relationship to
SU, link to the SU home page, and carry SU copyright, logo
and other notices.
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Unless otherwise indicated, all text and artwork
appearing on the Web are protected by copyright and should not be
reproduced without written permission from the copyright holder.
Contact the author of that Web page for permission to use specific
information and/or graphics. This can be accomplished by sending an
email, if there an email link on that page or site or calling the
author, again if the information is available.
You may not publish information on the World Wide Web that is
prohibited by law or disallowed by licenses, contracts, copyrights, or
University regulations. Groups or individuals are responsible for information
they publish; they should be aware of University policies pertaining to
confidentiality and the use of computers. You can contact the ITS department
and/or the Web Office for more information.
All departments, offices and Web page authors are responsible
for keeping their Web pages in compliance with copyright rules and with SU
guidelines and policies.
The Web Office suggests that departmental home pages, the
first page of a Web site, and original material (e.g., research or artwork) have
copyright notices in the signature block at the end of the document. Most of the
newly designed SU Web pages have a signature block at the end that has a
copyright notice, e-mail to the Web Office and the SU logo, which is also a link
to the SU home page.
For more information about copyrights in general, consult:
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