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The primary UNC-CH World Wide Web server is www.unc.edu . Web publishing is available to UNC-CH students, faculty, and staff for personal, departmental, and organizational pages.
About This Document
This handout is provided as a convenient summary of UNC-CH World Wide Web policies and procedures, including the different categories of web pages provided and the responsibilities of web authors and information coordinators for the content and maintenance of their pages. It is not intended as a tutorial on how to create your home page; there are other documents listed at the end which can help you actually create a web page. Please note the IT Response Center will not be able to help individuals create personal home pages beyond providing self-instructional handouts and directions to other information sources. Instead, detailed instructions on how to create home pages and information servers (along with a wide range of resources for the would-be web author) can be found at UNC’s About the Campus Web page. We strongly recommend that you read the online instructions before beginning.
The UNC-CH web site, www.unc.edu , can accommodate several categories of WWW pages:
Personal Web Pages
Anyone associated with the university (faculty, staff, students and retired faculty) can obtain a free Onyen (formerly the UserID) and have a web page on the www.unc.edu system.
Department/Academic/Administrative Unit Web Pages
Any officially recognized department or organization at UNC-CH is permitted to establish a web presence just for that group (separate from your personal space). Departments are responsible for the content and maintenance of their own web pages on www.unc.edu.
Student Organization Web Pages
To have web pages on www.unc.edu, a student organization must be recognized by the Student Affairs office. See How to Become a Student Organization for more information. If your student group is already recognized, you can submit a Remedy ticket to request web space.
Personal Web Pages
You are personally responsible for the content of your web pages. Your web pages describe you and your interests to the world. Put some thought into how you want to represent yourself. Always observe the following guidelines for your web pages:
- Follow conventional standards of ethics and polite conduct. See the document ITS Onyen Policy .
- Do not use your web pages to harm other people.
- Do not appropriate other people’s intellectual output.
- Think about the social consequences of the web pages you write.
- Use your web pages in ways that show consideration and respect.
- As a public university, UNC-CH has a particular responsibility to avoid any question about its affiliation with, sponsorship of, or endorsement of non-university sponsored organizations. Therefore, web pages may not be constructed in such a manner as to establish or support a university presence of, endorsement of or association with a non-university sponsored organization.
Violations of these guidelines may result in the suspension of computing privileges, disciplinary review, termination of employment, and/or legal action. A committee will review serious violations to determine disciplinary action.
Group Web Pages
Each group (department, administrative unit, organization, research project, or course) must have at least one person designated as the Web Information Coordinator. This person will be responsible for the content of the group pages, the timeliness and accuracy of information presented, and the group image conveyed in web documents. See the document Putting Group Pages on the UNC-CH Web for more information on Web Information Coordinators.
People who note problems in the campus web pages should contact the author (or group information coordinator) of the page that has the problem. If the author fails to take appropriate action, submit a ticket to the Webmaster . They will attempt to negotiate with the author. Cases of conflict or involving lack of attention will be resolved by the appropriate judicial board (such as the Honor Council).
UNC-CH web pages on www.unc.edu are maintained via Onyens. To obtain an Onyen, see the document Creating an Onyen or go directly to the Onyen page . Once you create your Onyen you’re automatically subscribed to web space on the campus system. If you have previously set up your Onyen and you’re not certain whether you’ve already reserved your space on the campus network, go to the Onyen page and click on the Subscribe to Services button on the bottom of the page. This page will tell you if you have already subscribed or will allow you to do so quickly if you haven’t.
A department, administrative unit, organization, research project, or course will have a group membership that is used for maintaining the web pages for the group. The procedure for obtaining a group membership is explained at UNC’s Obtaining Group Web Space page.
When you are working with the files for an individual web page, you will notice that files on the www.unc.edu system are in the public_html directory. The disk space for your email account and your web space is allocated separately. Claiming space for your individual web page will not decrease your allocation for email. Space allocations for web pages are outlined below; if you need more detailed information, please see the Data Storage Policy .
Undergraduates are allocated 100 megabytes. Faculty, staff and graduate students are allocated 250 megabytes. This includes includes all personal space and your web documents, but not email.
Faculty requesting course web space are allocated 100 magabytes per course. Faculty may request up to 250 megabytes per course upon request.
Finding Out How Much Disk Space You’re Using
Go to the https://help.unc.edu/215 . Use the button labeled Check your quota in AFS to determine how much of your disk space quota you’re using.
UNC-Chapel Hill will delete disk space associated with personal web pages according to its standard policy for deleting Onyens and associated disk space on the email system. The Campus Webmaster or the system administrator for www.unc.edu may delete links and files. Conditions for deletion include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The information in the file is out of date.
- The file is considered by the System Administrator of www.unc.edu as causing significant performance problems for the web server.
- The file is in violation of the law or university policy.
Attempts will be made to notify the owner of the file and correct the problem