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IT News blog starts up on 10-year newsletter anniversary

By Betsy Edwards

Ongoing demand from K-Staters for an IT-only news channel – since the IT newsletter ended July 8 – has given rise to a new IT News blog that officially starts this week. On a related note, this month is the 10-year milestone of the IT news channel that premiered in December 2001 at K-State.

The new blog adheres to K-State’s blog template plus a few design additions. News will be published more frequently, sometimes daily. Readers can once again find IT topics via the easy search box on the IT News homepage  – the blog archive includes all IT articles published since August 2008, including those via K-State Today since May.

Top headlines from the past week include:

IT deadlines will continued to be publicized through K-State Today. For more IT news and happenings, check out the new IT News blog.

(Editor’s note: Reprinted from K-State Today’s article published Dec. 15, 2011.)

Reminder: IT News email moves to K-State Today starting May 3

Today is the last time email from “K-State IT editor” will arrive in 6,000+ inboxes with the latest IT news headlines for subscribers on and off campus (including about 5,600 K-State employee addresses). K-Staters are reminded that the weekly email from the INFOTECHTUESDAY mailing list is being eliminated and, instead, a link to the IT newsletter will be posted in K-State Today, the university’s online publication for employees.

Students and non-K-Staters may ask to receive K-State Today’s daily email by sending a request to vpcm@k-state.edu, according to Erinn Barcomb-Peterson in Kansas State University Communications and Marketing.

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Newsletter updates: Full-text issue, plus archived “view by issue”

While the current version of InfoTech Tuesday offers a wide range of features not possible on the previous platform, updates are still being made to the site to make it a more user-friendly vehicle for technology news at K-State. In this vein, a couple of improvements have been made to the site:

  1. An improved archives that allows “viewing by issue”.
  2. A new “full-text version” that allows readers to read an entire issue all on one webpage.

Improved archives with “viewing by issue

Long a desired feature, an improved archives section has always been on the list of things to update. In the past, the only way to view archives was on an article-by-article basis. So, when looking chronologically at the archives, it was possible to view a listing of all articles in a given year or month. However, since InfoTech Tuesday is published on a “weekly issue” basis, the previous archives did not reflect this structure and allow for the browsing of articles on an issue-by-issue basis.

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No IT newsletter during spring break; useful alternatives abound

The InfoTech Tuesday newsletter will not be published next week during spring break. Publication resumes Tuesday, March 24. If you have time during spring break, check out IT resources featured in previous issues (see below) and/or take time to learn that new software program or computer tool.

IT tools and resources in recent issues

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No IT newsletter Dec. 23-30; skim archives during holiday break

This is the last issue of K-State’s InfoTech Tuesday in 2008. The newsletter will not be published Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 during the holiday break. Publication will resume with the Jan. 6, 2009, issue. Articles for that issue should be submitted by noon Monday, Jan. 5, via one of these input channels: Continue reading “No IT newsletter Dec. 23-30; skim archives during holiday break”

Where are the InfoTech Tuesday archives?

Q. Where did the old InfoTech Tuesday archive go?
A. While the newsletter has moved to a new platform, with a new way of archiving and viewing archives, the old archive is still available. The easiest way to get there is to click on the Archive tab in the new InfoTech Tuesday site and follow the link near the top of the page to the old archive. Alternatively, you can get there directly by going to http://www.k-state.edu/infotech/news/tuesday/archive .

IT newsletter updates

As a work-in-progress, the InfoTech Tuesday newsletter blog is undergoing many changes to better meet the needs and expectations of the K-State community. Many interactive features are available in this new Web 2.0 environment, and some features are being tweaked to define their potential. The latest changes:

  • A Table of Contents is being developed in response to readers’ input last week that they missed this feature from the previous format.
  • The Comments feature has been temporarily disabled while procedures are being developed for posting reader input.
  • Polls, which are easy to use in the new format, are being discussed as tools to identify readers’ needs and preferences.

In the meantime, readers are asked to send suggestions, comments, and viewpoints via the homepage sidebar under “Feedback”, the Contact Us page, or to TellTuesday@k-state.edu.