Author Archives: Candice

AEM/CQ Workshop Rescheduled

PLEASE NOTE! The AEM/CQ Open Workshop originally scheduled for Wednesday, 24 September, has been rescheduled to the following week!  It will now be held on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in 306 Butler.  The session will cover the basics and some of the more advanced features of AEM/CQ.

If you know you are planning to attend, please RSVP to candicekail@columbia.edu, but an RSVP is not required.  We hope to see you there!

AEM/CQ Workshop in September

A workshop and open session covering the basics and some of the more advanced features of AEM/CQ will be held in 306 Butler from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 September.

If you know you are planning to attend, please RSVP to candicekail@columbia.edu, but an RSVP is not required.  We hope to see you there!

Content as UX in August

Content-as-UX Content is User Experience! Join me in the Studio@Butler for the Content as UX workshop series. The sessions will be held on August 7, 15, and 21 (all Thursdays) from 10-11:30 a.m. Please RSVP via email to candicekail@columbia.edu.

Content as UX: Creating Content & Writing for the Web is a series of three workshops to help you explore online expression in various forms and to learn about creating effective online content, whether you want to give readers the information they need quickly or entice them to explore more fully. We read and negotiate information differently in an online context. This series explores how we read in online environments and how to craft our online content to best engage our users.

Just as literature encompasses various forms, from sonnets to novels to theatrical comedies, so does online writing and content. From tweets, social media posts, and mobile content to blog articles and expository content, writing for the web involves a mixture of talent, inspiration, craft, and artistry. In much the same way that an informational brochure’s content differs from the content of an article, web content changes depending on its function and where it resides. Like other types of content, the way it is crafted and developed can impact its effectiveness.

In this workshop, you will begin to think more critically about web content, learn writing techniques suited to the web as a medium in its various forms, and work on developing an approach to your own web content. Join me for three sessions and begin to reshape your online communication approach.

 

Writing for the Web Seminar Series Wrap-Up

Thanks to all who attended the Creating Content & Writing for the Web Seminar Series! I found it really valuable to hear your insights and read your feedback, and I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions. Here’s to Content as UX!

I’m working on pulling together all of the materials we used into blog posts. In the meantime, I’ve attached my slides from session two and session three, as well as my initial working bibliography.

I’m also exploring ways to share online resources effectively. I’m going to start with the Blog Roll and see how quickly that becomes overwhelming!

I’ve been thinking more about content as user experience, and how our content is the reason our users return again and again. The conversations we have with our online community are really key, and valuably contribute to our endeavors to create communities of research, teaching, learning, and inquiry (thanks CCNMTL rewired!). I’m finding new materials on digital writing, which will impact the next seminar series and which I will share (once I’ve had time to digest the ideas a little more thoroughly).

 

Creating Content & Writing for the Web

Join me in the Studio@Butler for Creating Content and Writing for the Web. The workshops will be held on April 15, 22, and 29 (all Tuesdays) from 2-3:30 p.m. Please RSVP candicekail@columbia.edu.

Creating Content and Writing for the Web is a short series of workshops for librarians and other content contributors within the libraries to explore online expression in various forms. Just as literature encompasses various forms – from haiku to the novel to theatrical comedies – so too does online writing and content. From tweets, social media posts, and mobile content to blog articles and expository content, writing for the web involves a mixture of talent, inspiration, craft, and artistry. In much the same way that an informational brochure’s content differs from the content of an article, web content changes depending on its function and where it resides. Like other types of content, the way it is crafted and the processes by which it’s developed can impact its effectiveness. In this workshop, participants will begin to think more critically about web content, learn techniques suited to the web as a medium in its various forms, and work on developing an approach to their own web content. Join me for three sessions and begin to reshape your online communication approach!

Upcoming Workshop Series: Creating Content and Writing for the Web

Join me in the Studio@Butler for Creating Content and Writing for the Web. The workshops will be held on April 15, 22, and 29 (all Tuesdays) from 2-3:30 p.m. Please RSVP candicekail@columbia.edu.

Creating Content and Writing for the Web is a short series of workshops for librarians and other content contributors within the libraries to explore online expression in various forms. Just as literature encompasses various forms – from haiku to the novel to theatrical comedies – so too does online writing and content. From tweets, social media posts, and mobile content to blog articles and expository content, writing for the web involves a mixture of talent, inspiration, craft, and artistry. In much the same way that an informational brochure's content differs from the content of an article, web content changes depending on its function and where it resides. Like other types of content, the way it is crafted and the processes by which it's developed can impact its effectiveness. In this workshop, participants will begin to think more critically about web content, learn techniques suited to the web as a medium in its various forms, and work on developing an approach to their own web content. Join me for three sessions and begin to reshape your online communication approach!

Tomorrow’s Session and More to Come

CourseWorks and Subject Guides in CQ/AEM 

  • Wednesday, 12 February, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in 306 Butler

Coming Your Way in March

I will be conducting a Creating Content and Writing for the Web series that will cover the different kinds of content on our websites, best practices, things to think about, and how to approach a content refresh for your page, section, site, and beyond! Stay tuned for dates and times, as well as a more complete syllabus. I am currently estimating 2 – 3 sessions.

A brown-bag discussion about upcoming features and development work being done in both Adobe CQ/AEM and WordPress that aim to enhance our websites, enrich our users' experience, and ease your experiences authoring content for our websites.

CQ/AEM Workshops and Training Opportunities

We have a lot of upcoming opportunities for you to become more familiar with using CQ/AEM! Please join us for one or more of the following sessions in 306 Butler (first come, first served unless otherwise noted). 

Introduction to the Newly Upgraded CQ/AEM Interface 

  • Monday, 3 February, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 4 February, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  
  • Wednesday, 5 February, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon 

Full CQ/AEM Training (RSVP required)  

  • Thursday, 6 February, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    for new users and also for those who want a full refresher

CourseWorks and Subject Guides in CQ/AEM 

  • Wednesday, 12 February, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 

Introducing the New CQ/AEM Interface

Hello! We are excited to bring you the new version of Adobe CQ, now called Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). While the core functionality remains the same, the interface enhancements and new functionality are all very welcome improvements. The login and welcome screens have been redesigned and rebranded by Adobe, and the Website and Digital Assets Consoles offer additional tabs for greatly enhanced Search functionality.

New Login and Welcome Screens    

 

 

Getting to Recently Used Content 

To go to a page that you were recently editing, simply click the Recently used pages link and select the appropriate listing. For Recently used assets, click that link and select the appropriate asset. 

Searching for Content and Digital Assets

The Website Console and the Digital Assets Console both have new Search Tabs available allowing you to search for and then work with content and assets.

Website Console Search

Digital Assets Console Search

As you can see, there are many ways to limit and control your searches. 

We are excited to bring you this enhanced service and look forward to seeing you at next week's introductory sessions