[council] Fwd: [So-ac-sg-cleaders] The Information Transparency Initiative (ITI) Feedback Site is Now Live - ICANN - Blog by David Conrad

Heather Forrest haforrestesq at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 13:03:30 UTC 2018

Dear Council colleagues,

I am pleased to pass on David Olive's update, below, on the Information
Transparency Initiative.

Best wishes,


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From: "David Olive" <david.olive at icann.org>
Date: 24/04/2018 10:37 AM
Subject: [So-ac-sg-cleaders] The Information Transparency Initiative (ITI)
Feedback Site is Now Live - ICANN - Blog by David Conrad
To: "so-ac-sg-cleaders at icann.org" <so-ac-sg-cleaders at icann.org>
Cc: "David Conrad" <david.conrad at icann.org>, "Jana Juginovic" <
jana.juginovic at icann.org>


*The Information Transparency Initiative (ITI) Feedback Site is Now Live*

I'm pleased to announce that today, we launched the ITI feedback site
<https://www.icann.org/itifeedback> (feedback.icann.org). As I have written
about in previous blogs and discussed at ICANN60 and ICANN61 sessions, this
site <https://www.icann.org/itifeedback> is intended to provide you, the
ICANN community, with the ability to share your input on the content and
features the ITI team is working on to improve the findability,
transparency, and accessibility of ICANN public content.

The first item we are looking for your comments on is an updated Acronyms
and Terms feature <https://www.icann.org/itifeedback> to replace the
existing feature
<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/glossary-2014-02-03-en>. Our update
doubles the number of terms available, provides up-to-date definitions for
the terms, and improves search. Unlike most of the ITI project, we will
launch this updated feature on the current https://icann.org
<https://www.icann.org/> before 31 May 2018. The deadline to provide your
input on the proposed updates to Acronyms and Terms is *30 April 2018,
23:59 UTC.* Please visit feedback.icann.org
<https://www.icann.org/itifeedback> to experience the proposed changes and
complete a short survey.

*How the ITI Feedback Site Works*

The ITI Team will regularly post documents, mockups, or video walkthroughs
of new content and features. The proposed content or feature items are
listed on the homepage under the heading "Feedback Needed." Each item lists
a deadline by which you need to provide input. Simply click on the item
you're interested in. This will take you to another page, which provides
you with the option to either download a mockup or watch a video
walkthrough. Once you have completed that task, click on the "Feedback"
button to complete a short survey or email your feedback to
informationtransparency at icann.org.

Once the deadline has passed, the ITI Team will collect and publish all
comments to feedback.icann.org <https://www.icann.org/itifeedback>. All
published results of the survey will be anonymous, unless otherwise
requested by the submitter.

We will review all submissions and make our best efforts to implement the
feedback, prioritizing input that serves the goals of improving search and
accessibility, and increasing the transparency of our content.

*Feedback Deadlines*

We do have a tight deadline for community comments – one week for each new
item. The reason for this timeline is we need to maintain a rigorous
development schedule to ensure we are delivering the project on time and
within budget. However, feedback.icann.org
<https://www.icann.org/itifeedback> is not your only avenue to share input.
ITI has many other opportunities to learn about ITI and provide comments

   - Regular sessions at ICANN Public Meetings.
   - Special sessions or webinars for Supporting Organizations and Advisory
   Committees (SO/ACs) on request or for special features and content like
   Public Comment.
   - Monthly blogs and newsletters.
   - Via email at informationtransparency at icann.org

*Feedback Translations*

As I outlined above, we are working at a brisk development pace. This does
limit our ability to fully translate feedback.icann.org
<https://www.icann.org/itifeedback> and its survey. But, if you want to
share feedback in another language, email us at
informationtransparency at icann.org. It is important to emphasize that one of
the primary goals of ITI is a multilingual https://icann.org
<https://www.icann.org/>, and the sooner we complete this project, the
sooner we can deliver on that goal.

*ITI Goals*

ITI's goal is not a revamp of https://icann.org <https://www.icann.org/>.
While the ITI team is working on making improvements to your User
Experience (UX) on https://icann.org <https://www.icann.org/>, the vast
majority of our efforts are focused on:

   - Creating content governance through new, enforced workflows and the
   creation of a consistent, multilingual taxonomy.
   - Building new technical infrastructures including a first-ever for
   ICANN document management system (DMS) and a new content management system
   (CMS). This new infrastructure will enforce this governance and enable
   improved content findability.

Much of this foundational work won't be available on the feedback site for
your input, but we will show the intended benefits of this work through the
content and features we will share.

*ITI Update*

The ITI team has been hard at work completing that foundational work I
mentioned above. We have completed the following tasks since the January
2018 launch of ITI:

   - The foundational build of the DMS and CMS, and the integration between
   the two platforms.
   - Sixty percent of the content audit and the taxonomy creation.
   - Interviews with SO/AC leaders, registrants, registrars, Fellows, and
   other ICANN stakeholders.

We have also begun work on the following items:

   - Content modelling, workflow creation, and content governance
   enforcement in the DMS.
   - Accessibility guidelines and multilingual site implementation planning.

*ITI will launch in December 2019.*

*ITI Backgrounders*

For those of you unfamiliar with ITI, you can read about what it is and how
it will benefit the ICANN community in my kickoff blog

You can learn more about how the content audit and taxonomy will help your
search experience in my January blog

We also outlined the differences between ITI and the Open Data Initiative
(ODI) in our pre-ICANN61 blog

*We Need Your Feedback*

Remember, we need your input to help us make the specific improvements to
search, transparency, and accessibility that you need and want.

Please visit the ITI feedback site <https://www.icann.org/itifeedback> and
email us anytime at informationtransparency at icann.org.


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   - 23 Apr 2018

David A. Olive
Senior Vice President

Policy Development Support
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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