• Library Tech

    Ohrstrom’s Groovy Tag Cloud

    [WP-CUMULUS] Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Above is a very groovy tag cloud featuring the most frequently used tags on Ohrstrom Blog. Your everyday tag cloud looks like THIS (in the right sidebar), but this WordPress plugin created by Roy Tanck organizes Ohrstrom Blog’s tags into a 3D whirling cloud of tag related fun (requires Flash Player 9 or better and JavaScript enabled).  It is a dynamic list so it will update as new tags are added. Take some time to explore the tag cloud by clicking on the floating words: the larger the type face the more posts that use the tag. One of the ways we tag posts…

  • Library Tech,  Technology

    RSS: Feed For Thought

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant It is likely that many of you are already aware of the organizational bonus a feed reader provides, but for those of you who have never heard of RSS, XML or ATOM, you may be missing out on a convenience that could change the way you browse online. RSS stand for Really Simple Syndication, and is a way for websites like Ohrstrom Blog to syndicate online content.  Subscribing to Ohrstrom Blog’s feed through a browser-based feed reader like Bloglines or Google Reader lets you know when there is new content available, eliminating the need of having to visit the site.  Subscribing to feeds from all…

  • Library Tech

    Care to Comment?

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant One of the most compelling aspects of blogging is the opportunity to interact with readers through the comment section.  Ohrstrom Blog gives the library staff a great new way to share library information with the SPS community, but it also provides community members with a way to share their thoughts with us.  This two-way communication has the potential of making the blog, the library website, and the library itself a more dynamic place for St. Paul’s students and faculty.  To that end, this post is your invitation to open the line of communication by leaving a comment on the blog. The comments section on this…

  • Library News,  Library Tech

    Ohrstrom Library on Blackboard

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Thanks to ITG’s Gail Hersey Ohrstrom Library is now an official “course” on the SPS Blackboard utility.  All students, faculty and staff have been enrolled, providing the library with a way to connect with the larger SPS community through Blackboard.  If you are a regular user of Blackboard you can make a quick connection to the library website and blog by clicking on “Ohrstrom Library” in your course list on your home page.  An animated feed ticker lists the most recent Ohrstrom Blog posts, and clicking on the feed box open the blog inside the existing Blackboard window.  A list of quick links gives you…