Tag Archives: LIS Staff Interest

Weekly Web Updates – September 9, 2019

We have moved the Study Abroad Course Information Database to Drupal 8, put it in our new design, and improved the search form, allowing you to search for terms in each of the lists.

Updates

  • Drupal viewfield 7.x-2.2
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.7.1
  • WordPress nextgen-gallery plugin 3.2.15
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.29

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Information in profiles on the Drupal 7 version of the Middlebury site is no longer cached by Drupal so it will be fetched fresh from the Directory once every five minutes.
  • Instagram links will now be shown in profile lists on the Drupal 8 site if the person has an Instagram account.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Before and After Stonewall: Queer Stories Throughout American History

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (1956)

This fall in the Library Atrium, view Special Collections’ new exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, an event that sparked the movement for equal rights for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Curated by Suria Vanrajah ’22, the exhibit presents a timeline illustrating the increased visibility and acceptance of queer literature in America.

On view through fall, with the companion exhibit:

Middlebury College Coming Out: A Foundation for Queer Activism
Depicting Middlebury College’s LGBTQ community in the decades following the Stonewall riots.

Curated by Joseph Watson, Reid Macfarlane, ’21 and Halle Shephard, ’22.
Located on the Library Lower Level.

Questions? Contact specialcollections@middlebury.edu

Weekly Web Updates – September 9, 2019

We have launched a new site for undergraduate admissions. This is the first part of the undergraduate college website to go live in our new Drupal 8 system.

Up until 2010, GO had a feature where we sent a notification email each night to shortcut admins to let them know if any of their GO codes weren’t working. We’ve brought this feature back, but made it a weekly instead of a nightly email. If you’d like to receive this message, you can opt-in by clicking the Notify link in the GO administration interface and setting your preference.

Updates

  • Drupal 8.7.7
  • Drupal field_collection 7.x-1.0 and 7.x-1.1
  • WordPress 5.2.3
  • WordPress badgeos plugin 3.2
  • WordPress enable-media-replace plugin 3.3.6
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.7.5
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.8.12
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.7
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.8
  • WordPress responsive theme 3.16.4

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Added a “Chat with a librarian” widget to the Library website.
  • Added navigation menus for the subpages of the Museum Studies at Oxford program.
  • We’ve tuned our settings so that SiteImprove can now crawl the Drupal 8 sites we’re building before they’ve been launched to identify broken links and spelling errors.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Welcome to the Libraries, Class of 2023!

Welcome to the Libraries! Come and say hello to a librarian at the Research Desk. We provide expert research help, bookmarks, collectible library pins and (sometimes) candy! Find us on the main level of the Davis Family Library.

Welcome, Class of 2023!
We’re at the Research Desk Sunday-Friday. Come by and say hello!

Fall Research Desk Hours
(September 9 – December 13)

  • Sunday 2pm-5pm
  • Monday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Tuesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-4pm

And online anytime at:
go.middlebury.edu/askalibrarian

No one’s at the Research Desk?
Visit us in our offices! Librarians are conveniently located right behind the Research Desk.

What about the Armstrong Library?
A librarian is available most days at the Armstrong Library in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, too. Just ask!

Weekly Web Updates – September 2, 2019

We’ve added the world maps to our new Drupal 8 sites. You can add a map to your page and select the countries you’d like to shade in. See this new component in action on the Middlebury Institute website.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Menus on Top Level pages of the new Admissions site will now show only their immediate child pages in the navigation.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – August 26, 2019

A new expectation for the undergraduate college asks instructors to make syllabi available to all students prior to the start of the semester. To support this effort and save instructors extra clicks when setting up their courses, the Course Hub now uses “Any Middlebury Person” as the default visibility when adding a syllabus to a course spaces in the Hub. “Public” and “The Class” visibility options are still available.

Updates

  • Drupal chosen 8.x-2.8
  • Drupal paragraphs 8.x-1.9
  • WordPress badgeos plugin 3.0
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.9
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.7

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Resolved an issue in several MediaWiki sites where a cache table in the database got corrupted, which prevented information for new logins from being saved and trapping people in a redirect loop with CAS.
  • Drupal 8 sites now all have access to the “Quad Story Feature” and “Statistic Block” components and the FAQ component can be used on Top Level pages.
  • Updated the MCSE website logo.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – August 19, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal 8.7.6
  • Drupal webform 7.x-4.20
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.8
  • WordPress social-icons-widget-by-wpzoom plugin 3.3.2
  • WordPress editorial-calendar plugin 3.7.4
  • WordPress responsive theme 3.16.2

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Issuu content can now be embed in the Drupal 7 site using the iframe shortcode.
  • Course groups and Course Hub spaces for the MIIS Language & Professional Programs term (ending in “88”) are now properly populated and available in the Course Hub to support new online translation programs.
  • Added a new section to the WRMC website for their upgraded studio.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.