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Q: How do I get a personal web page?
A: If you are a faculty or staff member employed by the UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences Department or a graduate student on active status (fully enrolled or on PELP) in the UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences Department you may request a personal web page.

Personal web pages are located on the server:

    http://mygeologypage.ucdavis.edu

and have URLs of the form:

    http://mygeologypage.ucdavis.edu/lastname

The first step in this process is to download, read, agreee to, sign, and submit to the GEOnet office a copy of this Personal Web Page - Service Level Agreement. The agreement establishes a cooperative partnership between EPS IT Services and a qualified client by clarifying roles, setting charges and expectations, and providing mechanisms for resolving service problems within a specified and agreed upon time period. In addition, the document outlines University of California policy on World Wide Web standards as they apply to personal web pages. Several important details are included below.

Faculty should let Janice know when their personal page is functional so she can put a link on their official blurbs.

Graduate students can put a link to their webpage from their name on the grad student info page at http://geology.ucdavis.edu/people/grads.php

Some brief instructions on setting up your home page can be found here.

The University of California has published a policy concerning World Wide Web Standards (The University of California Policy and Procedure Manual: Chapter 310, Communications and Technology Section 70, World Wide Web Standards - http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/PPM/310/310-70.htm)

The portion you should be aware of is near the end of the document - the section regarding personal home pages:

  1. UC Davis Web Standards

    1. Affiliated and personal Web pages

      1. Affiliated and personal Web pages shall feature the following statement on their home pages: UC Davis makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information contained on these Web pages or of the security or privacy of any information collected by these Web pages. All views expressed in this Web site are those of the author and not UC Davis.

      2. Affiliate and personal Web pages shall display information disclosing the identity of the Web page author, including a contact name and e-mail address. If there is more than one page, this information shall appear on at least one page, preferably the home page. Web page authors shall not use false identities but may use a pseudonym so long as the pseudonym does not constitute a false identity. Users shall be directed to send any concerns or comments about these Web pages to the Web page author, and not to UC Davis.

      3. Officially recognized campus organizations (see Section 270-05) may be authorized to use UC Davis trademarks on their Web pages. To request permission, contact the trademark licensing coordinator, Office of Student Affairs, (530) 752-2026 or logos@ucdavis.edu. Any affiliated Web page that displays UC Davis trademarks must include the disclaimer "UC Davis logo used by permission." Personal Web pages may not use UC Davis logos, seals or other campus trademarks

Okay...so what does this all mean?
In plain terms, please:

  1. include the disclaimer on your personal page (http://mygeologypage.ucdavis.edu/yourlastname)
  2. make sure your name and e-mail address appears on your home page
  3. do not use the UC Davis logos/seals/trademarks on your personal pages

Additional information: Can I use the university or department logo on my personal website?

Thank you for your cooperation.
      —your Earth and planetary sciences web page policy wonks

Disclaimer: UC Davis makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information contained on these Web pages or of the security or privacy of any information collected by these Web pages. All views expressed in this Web site are those of the author and not UC Davis.