Before launching your website, you should create a plan for
stewarding your site once it is live. A good plan includes both a
list of resources needed for stewarding a site, as well as a
schedule for planned updates.
As you plan for stewardship, you should consider both
personnel and materials that you will need to
develop, edit and change your content. While planning, you
- Identify the personnel you will need to help you steward
your site. Request their help, and make it clear how much of
their time you will need. Asking for resources for stewardship
before launching your site helps to get commitment and buy-in from
your partners from the start.
- Compile a list of good sources from which to get
updates. Think about what information, including facts and
figures, that you will need to update on your site. Then, identify
sources that can provide you with those updates.
Your plan for stewardship should include a
schedule that identifies how often your team will update pages,
facts and stories, and check to make sure that links are
You need to have clear standards to help you decide:
- How often should content be updated?
- What should be taken down?