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Responsibilities (for Chief Editors)


It is expected that a Chief Editor is familiar with Silva, has attended the relevant courses and is familiar with the points made below.

The Chief Editor is either the person who is responsible for the overall design and content of the website or someone who communicates directly with the person who is.

  • Please check your site(s) regularly for broken links, copyright and data protection issues.
  • Provide access to any new Editors and Authors on your site, but see below...
  • Before you give Editor rights to people, check if they have attended Silva training.
    If they haven't, ensure they attend at least the Introducing the Silva CMS training course.
  • Regularly review the Silva Checklist
  • Everyone should set their User Settings when they first start editing the site.
  • Remind everyone not to use Internet Explorer for editing.
  • Remind Editors and Authors about Silva outages or ask them to follow silva-support on Twitter
  • Regularly delete information that is out-of-date
  • NEVER put sensitive or private information e.g. applications with personal data, on your Silva or Dreamweaver website, whether it's restricted to certain groups or not.

    Even if the information is not linked to/from a web page, it will reside on a server and this will NOT be secure.

    Please ensure that your Editors are aware of this or contact if you have any questions. 
  • UCL's Computer Security Policy
  • NEVER copy and paste large folders, esp. not during working hours.
    Instead, ask Web Services ( to do this for you.
    Failing to do so can result in a breakdown of the Silva service!
  • When it comes to prospective student information, follow the advice in the Information about Departmental Websites.
  • If one of your Editors / Authors, leaves, please revoke their rights in the Access tab.
  • If you leave, please inform and nominate a new CE.

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