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IT News blog starts up Dec. 12 due to popular demand

This month marks the 10-year milestone of the IT newsletter channel at K-State, which started in December 2001.  What could be more fitting than resurrecting a resource that K-State IT users have been requesting ever since the IT newsletter ended July 8.  As a result of persistent demand, plans began a few months ago to create a new IT News blog format for a December debut.

The new blog uses the K-State blog template plus minimal design additions.

  • News will be published in a more timely manner, sometimes daily (no longer just on Tuesdays), and editing turnaround will be faster.
  • The new blog format is streamlined, with less bells-and-whistles.  (Observant readers may notice that some features of the previous IT newsletter have disappeared.)
  • The archive has been updated to include all IT articles published this year through K-State Today.  Readers can once again find IT topics with the easy Search box on the IT News homepage.
  • IT authors can sign in with their K-State eID/password.  (The Submit News section has details about sending news and information.)

The old email (LISTSERV) mailing list used through June 2011 to distribute IT news headings each week will not be resumed.  Readers have these options:

1. Visit the IT News homepage periodically.

2. Subscribe to the RSS feed for IT News, which will deliver published posts directly to feed readers and mobile devices.

3. Find major IT News headlines each Monday in K-State Today‘s Technology section.  IT news that impacts many K-Staters, such as IT security and password deadlines, will be re-published in full in K-State Today.

Readers may send comments and suggestions about the IT News blog to iteditor@k-state.edu.  Questions about K-State IT services and resources should be sent to the IT Help Desk, 785-532-7722, helpdesk@k-state.edu.

About Betsy Edwards

• Web/information specialist in Information Technology Services • Editor/writer, K-State IT communications • IT News blog moderator • ETDR specialist