Alma is being launched

Web services for University students and staff and internal communications will be transferred to the intranet.

Julia Donner and Sini Saaritsa at Alma desk Alma, the intranet of the University of Helsinki at http://alma.helsinki.fi will become accessible to students and staff on 10 September, the opening day of the academic year. Alma, the University’s intranet will reach the 45,000 people who have a user account for the University network.

The web services aimed at University students and staff will be transferred from the Internet to Alma. Alma also offers a variety of brand-new services and tools. For example, users can place the intranet services they need the most on their own home page. In internal communications, Alma will replace intra-departmental e-mail.

Each unit will continue to host an Internet web site. These sites will target outside groups, such as prospective students or those interested in science and research.

”Alma enables the targeting of specific information at University students and staff while the Internet site is accessible to the general public. Thus both user groups of the University’s web services can easily find the information they need,” says Liisa Parviainen, Web Editor for University Communications.

Alma will be introduced at the following campus sites between 9am and 6pm on Friday: in the city centre at Alexandria and the main building, at Kumpula Physicum, at Terkko Library in Meilahti and at Info Centre Korona in Viikki. Besides information, visitors will be offered refreshing Alma spring water.

The traditional opening ceremony of the academic year will begin in the Great Hall of the main building at 12.15 pm. The opening carnival will take place in the main building from 2.30 pm onward.

Text and photo: Liisa Voutilainen
9.9.2004
www.helsinki.fi/digitalcommunications

Translation: Valtasana Oy

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