You may have noticed that things look a little different here in "News@Hardin." In an effort to keep our news areas more up to date and accessible, Hardin Library has updated its method of online publishing for announcements and news. In addition to our two newsletters (News@Hardin & Hardin Scholarly Communication News), we have added a new area called Hardin Announcements which will contain more immediate news and announcements happening at Hardin Library.
The new system we’re using is actually a blogging tool called WordPress. In addition to making it easier for Hardin staff to post news items and keep newsletters up to date, it also provides a number of useful other features for reading and organizing news from our site. One new feature that we’ll be playing with in the future is the ability to comment on a news story. If you take a look at the bottom of this post and others throughout our site, you’ll notice there is a comments link. If you would like to comment on a particular story, or read what others have to say about a story, click that link and you’ll be directed to an area where you can read or leave a comment. This is a good way to get discussion started about a particular topic. It is also a good way for us to see how this newsletter it being read and interpreted. Another handy new feature we’ve added is RSS feeds. RSS feeds are available from the bottom of the "Hardin Highlights" area of Hardin’s home page. If you haven’t heard of RSS or all the wonderful things that it can do, take a look at our Information Commons Developer Log post about RSS feeds and how to use them.
We’ve made a lot of changes recently in order to get our information out faster and more conveniently. Please give our new comment areas a try, and let us know what you think.