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UThink: Blogs in Action

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Presenter: Shane Nackerud, Information Technology - Digital Library Development Lab
Time: 12:15 pm-12:45 pm
Location: Andersen 120A
Description:  Although blogs are hardly an "emerging" technology, the UThink blog system has recently gone through an exciting upgrade that provides a lot of new functionality.  This presentation will focus on much of this new functionality including the different blog sites that can be created now (classic, community, and professional, hybrid news), pages vs. entries, U of M specific style templates, reusing templates across the system, and custom fields.  There will also be a short discussion on how the system is currently being used on campus, and hopefully time for questions.

Additional Resources:  There are a number of sites that will be highlighted throughout the presentation:

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/schwitz/healthnews/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/frans005/myblog/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/greenlibraries/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/extmedia/centennial/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/snackeru/myblog/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cedarumn/repository/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cedarumn/techblogs/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/
http://www.webdepot.umn.edu/blog-templates.php

as well as:

http://www.barackobama.com/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.u2station.com/