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  • A faster page means a better user experience, so as part of our ongoing improvements to the site and to remove a potential server issue (perhaps related to our recent server issues), I’ve just written some code to improve select caching of remote content such as the search dropdown, the Administration section and many of the “Contact Us” sections that appear directly beneath each site’s navigation and faculty information that is auto-filled on faculty pages. …
  • How to create a new directory
  • What to do if you forget your directory password.
  • Instructions on how to restore a directory
  • Working with the File Browser
  • As we continue to link up services to core data resources, we are adding department/office/program contact information to search results when they turn up as recommended results in the search engine. We used “english” as a test case here, so now if you do that very search you’ll now see basic contact information for Academic English Studies and the Department of English. The linking process is a manual one, so we’ll be working through many others in the week…
  • We recently made a few more updates to the search engine to improve the find-ability of faculty information. We link to LiveWhale faculty pages. Every night, we refresh our people data from Colleague (Lewis & Clark’s central people database). We get all kinds of contact and basic information about everyone directly associated with Lewis & Clark, like current faculty, staff and students. For faculty, we know that many if not all professors (i.e. not…
  • You may have noticed there’s a new link in the institutional (meta) navigation at the top of the page. This is a new feature of the website that we’ve been working on for a little while and is our first step into building organizational data into our sites. http://www.lclark.edu/administration/ Clicking Administration takes you to a web page that is written for a diverse outside audience, since we expect that this link will be used by people that haven’t y…
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