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Sylvia Nicosia
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  • Farmingdale, NY
  • United States
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Open Source for an online campus directory anyone?

Anyone has implemented an online directory for faculty and staff that is open source?  I have played with Corendal and Corvalis but would like to know if anyone has a better…Continue

Started Sep 12, 2011

Searching for a Calendar Facilities Management System

Our college is researching for an effective calendar/facility management system for events (internal and external) and facility booking (not necessarily academic).  We have looked three companies so…Continue

Started Apr 1, 2011

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Sylvia Nicosia commented on Michelle Cryan's group SUNY
"Our college started by incorporating the blue used by SUNY: Farmingdale State College"
Nov 4, 2011
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SUNY

For SUNY-related conversations. State University of New York web peeps should join. Others are welcome.
Nov 4, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia posted a discussion

Open Source for an online campus directory anyone?

Anyone has implemented an online directory for faculty and staff that is open source?  I have played with Corendal and Corvalis but would like to know if anyone has a better suggestion? Thanks, Sylvia NicosiaWeb Manager / Alumni AssociateFarmingdale State CollegeSee More
Sep 12, 2011
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Usability

A group for those interested in usability principles, practices, and testing.
Apr 1, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia posted a discussion

Calendar Facilities Management System Recommendation

Our college is researching for an effective calendar/facility management system for events (internal and external) and facility booking (not necessarily academic).  We have looked three companies so far: Active Data, Ungerboeck's Event Management Software, and Events Management Systems, but we would like to hear what other…See More
Apr 1, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"It helps greatly, thank you.  Then all I have to do is call the CSS file from the .shtml page for the nav file.  This can also help with reusing the leftnav tag where  'nav'  is included with different navs like…"
Mar 14, 2011
Justin Gatewood replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"I have the include files setup as divs within the stylesheet.   Example, the leftnav include in our stylesheet is the "nav" attribute in CSS, so the include file itself is the opening <div id="nav"> including…"
Mar 14, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia joined Arlen Johnson's group
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Calendars

Discuss event calendars and calendaring - identify products, solutions, and needs
Mar 8, 2011
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CMS

Content Management System
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Custom CMS

Share your experiences in developing and implementing a custom CMS at your institution.
Mar 8, 2011
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Mar 4, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"So far the include files we have on all templates are the header and footer, and eventually a left side nav.  For the include files, is it any preference to just have the information in plain text, or have it…"
Mar 4, 2011
Justin Gatewood replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"The templates I have I setup myself (just using the layout I had put together, and inserting the include calls where necessary for repeatable content sections).   Setting up templates was surprisingly simple.   I had held off for a few…"
Mar 4, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"Thank you Justin, I really appreciate it.  This is very useful information because it points us to the right direction.  Once you get the template from OU, you do this to call whatever file you want to include on your page.  We…"
Feb 10, 2011
Justin Gatewood replied to Sylvia Nicosia's discussion Advice for re-design in the group OmniUpdate
"I've got OU templates setup with include files (using SSI and the .shtml extension on my pages).   I used the <!--#include virtual="<include-filename-here>" --> statement to pull in my include files in the XHTML…"
Feb 9, 2011
Sylvia Nicosia added a discussion to the group OmniUpdate
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Advice for re-design

We are in the process of moving to OmniUpdate with a brand new site.   We are working on incorporating  include files for headers, footer, menus, etc. for modularity, and setting up the templates. If anyone has gone through this, any advice is welcome, or share stories that helped you overcome this task.  Thanks! Sylvia NicosiaAlumni/Web ManagerFarmingdale State CollegeSee More
Feb 9, 2011

Profile Information

Employer?
Farmingdale State College
Website:
http://www.farmingdale.edu/
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Programming, database admin, web developer.
What CMS are you using?
Will be using OU Campus
What department or office are you in?
Institutional Advancement
Primary Job Responsibility
Alumni/Web Manager
Number of students at your institution
Approx 7,000 current students.

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Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
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Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Change is inevitable, and you want to make sure your content is still consistent after you reorganize your site. Check out the importance of using dependency tags in OU Campus to make sure both your site visitors and search engines can still find…"
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Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
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Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Your website’s voice helps drive your brand and deliver consistency across your site. In our latest blog post, Jim Heiney from Lock Haven University shows how to keep that consistency using OU Campus."
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Fabio posted a discussion

Top 200 Universities in Facebook

Just a brief note to inform all University developers that we have just published a new ranking of the top 200 Universities in Facebook based on the number of likes (fans count) each Facebook page has. Visit http://www.4icu.org/top-universities-facebook/For the US listing of all Universities in Facebook and their fans count popularity please visit…See More
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Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New blog post! Find out what prospective students are wanting to find on your website."
Apr 28
Kathy Nix posted a discussion

user levels

Is there anyway you can edit a user level?  We have level 8 users and want to add "Add to Dictionary" without opening every user and clicking on the Add to Dictionary box.See More
Apr 26
Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Solution for deluge of daily emails?

So way back in "the day" (eight or so years ago), our employee/student email inboxes were routinely deluged with 40+ individual email messages per day due to the "campus-wide" email lists being open for anyone here to send messages to.Enough people eventually decried the situation, so we came up with an email/website "publication" that was basically akin to a "daily digest email" of what were originally individual messages.This was highly successful and took a large part of the burden off of…See More
Apr 21
Andrew Soderberg replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The UWEBD Social Network Will Live On
"Mark, Just a suggestion regarding a sustainable future for UWEBD (software platform). When I was at OmniUpdate we migrated from Ning to SocialEngine. SE has a Ning 2 import tool: http://get.socialengine.com/ning/ The process was pretty smooth for…"
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