New Prototype Web Site: UK: "Alpha.gov.uk Launches To Test Single Government Website"
The Government’s first attempt to build a single website for all its content and services has been unveiled today. Alpha.gov.uk is, its creators stress, not finished and not final, but it is intended to allow users to give feedback on a plan that would see a new, consolidated approach to the hundreds of different sites the Government currently maintains.
The site is a radical reinterpretation of current government online services, asking users first for their location and being dominated by a search box.
Beneath the central search box are links to common queries, with guides and miniature apps answering questions on subjects including bank holidays, tax codes and what to do if you lose your passport either at home or while abroad. Underneath that is news from individual government departments.
Direct to New Experimental UK Gov One-Stop Site: Alpha.gov.uk
Learn More/Stay Current: Alpha.gov.uk Blog
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.