The challenge was to transform The Gazette from a printed publication to an online service that truly delivers the requirements of official publishing in a digital age.
Underpinning the digital transformation of The Gazette is a ground breaking technical platform that delivers significant new functionality and tools. This was combined with extensive user testing ensuring the service met user's needs and is clear and easy to use.
The Gazette platform is now based on Open Data and Open Standards allowing simple access to notices and the data they contain for interrogation and re-use.
The website is underpinned by an open RESTful API and uses the TSO (part of Williams Lea Tag) proven data capture and transformation and enrichment technology to deliver a single, authoritative source of information that is freely available for use and re-use.
The API enables a wider range of channels for submission and dissemination including integration with case management systems for submitters and delivery through social media channels, customisable data feeds and apps, enabling third parties to re-use content.
TSO has implemented a programme of business development and marketing, including a refreshed brand, to engage with new and existing customers and encourage increased notice submission and information use.