- — Rachel Reuben (@rachelreuben)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:19:03Those that manage .edu sites -- how many of you still have a policy to have the date last modified printed somewhere on the page? #highered
- Here's one simple response: it's pointless.
- — Rachel Reuben (@rachelreuben)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:33:17@neilbearse why? (I'm with you… I'm just looking for more arguments/rationale to add to my policy recommendation change document.)
- Others chimed in with their perspectives:
- — Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:36:39@rachelreuben What does "modified" mean? Did I correct a typo or did I overhaul the content? Dates don't matter; relevance and accuracy do.
- — Dylan Hulser (@dhulser)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:40:55@rachelreuben because APA doesn't even require a page last modified date anymore... (I imagine that was the original reason for including?)
- But Cornell's Mark Anbinder really hit the nail on the head.
- — Mark H. Anbinder (@mhaithaca)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:39:54@rachelreuben Site visitors assume fresh, current, or even dynamic content. Freshness dating should be internal so you see what needs work.
- Speaking of freshness dates:
- — Doug Gapinski (@thedougco)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:54:55
- There are some exceptions to the rule, of course.
- — Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:37:38
- — Kat Hasenauer (@sportsgirlkat)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:45:44@rachelreuben The only time we place a date on our suite of sites (student affairs related) is when they include policies or rules.
- — Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy)Mon, Mar 04 2013 21:46:41
- Once again, the higher ed community makes a successful case for good content practices!
"Last Modified" dates on webpages
On March 4, Ithaca College's Rachel Reuben posed the question - who still keeps a "last modified" date on their webpages, or is that once-standard convention now totally outmoded? A lively discussion ensued.
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