The Hesburgh Library Web Department is undertaking maintenance updates to the campus search engine system—search.nd.edu. Through the week of Oct. 25, these updates may cause brief outages (no longer than 5-20 minutes) in the search system that may delay your ability to make a search. The staff is undertaking maintenance outside the normal business hours in order to minimize the impact these updates.…
This week's updates:
- Asset Column Sort - You can now sort columns in the admin.
- Conductor Events Module - Fixed Google Calendar subscriptions.
- Football Season and Redirects - Fighting For keeping uptime.
See where in your Conductor site an asset is being used.
Conductor has successfully moved to its new servers!
On July 2, the migration went as smoothly as we could have asked for, completing ahead of schedule. After several weeks of testing and preparation, we are pleased to say that Conductor is serving pages in half the time it was before.
This is a major upgrade for Conductor, and we're excited about what it means.…
On Thursday evening, Conductor is moving to a new home. This means new servers, a new hosting company, and a bunch of new opportunities. With over 160 websites in Conductor these days, moving is a tricky process.
So What … Has Changed?
Not as much as we'd hoped. However we have worked towards those identified features and continued to provide small updates.
By default, all new Conductor sites will make use of a rich text editor. Textile will still be available and supported, but will no longer be our focus.
Sometimes we need to do some maintenance.
Conductor is home to 88 live sites and 54 sites in development. Its a pretty big house; And we are the house-keepers. And as much as we’d like each Milestone to incorporate noticeable improvements, like a new coat of paint, or replacing that old shag carpet, sometimes we need to do maintenance on the furnace and re-caulk the windows. Nothing glamorous, but these changes can provide future energy savings. This milestone is one of those “maintenance” milestones.…
The most exciting aspect of this deploy is the introduction of the "Admin Theme". With the Administrative theme, various entities of the University, in particular Administrative entities, can quickly have a nice looking website.
In late October, we sent out a brief survey about Conductor. It was the first of what is to be semi-annual surveys (Spring and Fall) to help us gauge the satisfaction level of our users. I hoped to share these results sooner, but I wanted to post this to the new Conductor website. So here we go.
About the Survey…
To get back into the swing of things after our wonderful holiday vacation, we’ve pushed a few minor tweaks and adjustments into Conductor. Perhaps the most important of these is related to the new Conductor site. The Conductor site includes news, documentation, and a roadmap for where things are heading. The other changes that we have introduced will make maintaining Conductor easier and will help us respond quicker to your needs.…
Though we thought about offering our help to the Nigerian king, we instead decided to focus our energy on adding a Rich Text Editor (RTE). With the RTE, you are able to see a better representation of what your content looks like. It isn't identical to what you will see when you are visiting your website, but it will show you the bold text, inline images, and the headers.
Not to be confused with the great state of Iowa, the IA edition refers to Information Architecture
Conductor’s Fickle Mood of Late
For the past few days, Conductor has been experiencing a dramatic and marked slowdown. It has been particularly vexing, as no changes to the system had recently been made. With some sleuthing, we found that one of the Admin pages was causing the problem. As we saw it, there were two problems:…
It's the 2009 – 2010 school year at Notre Dame, and even Conductor is paying attention in class and learning a few things. Today we see the launch of a couple of features to make Conductor use a little better.
Fall is here; The Notre Dame Band is on the prowl; And Conductor is continuing its self improvement.
In version 1.4.0, we have a handful of changes:
- Removed page caching for sites in development.
- Added a new right to allow a user to Manage Information Architecture
- Set permalinks to convert & to – and remove any trailing - …