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Written by Rachel Brutsch   
Friday, 22 February 2013

Date: Friday, March 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Topic: New LDS.org Search

*Click this button to watch the broadcast live at 12 p.m. MST on Mar. 1, 2013

This month’s LDSTech broadcast will feature a presentation on a beta version of LDS.org search. Stewart Shelline, LDS.org solutions manager, will demonstrate this prototype search experience and answer questions.

“Our current search has done an adequate job at helping people find things, but there were a number of areas in which we could improve,” Shelline said. “Through feedback and research, we discovered that people usually come to LDS.org with a goal in mind. For example, they come to prepare a talk or lesson, answer a question, or complete a task.”

The new search offers a smarter search experience that is designed to meet the user’s goals. Among its new features are increased precision in locating specific content and clustering search results in categories familiar to Church members, such as scriptures, magazines, manuals, hymns, or General Conference.

How to Attend the Broadcast

To attend the LDSTech broadcast, click the Watch Now link at the time of the broadcast. If you live or work near Riverton, Utah, you can also come to the Riverton Office Building (ground floor, Zion room) to watch the broadcast in person.

Each broadcast is recorded, so if you miss one, you can re-watch the recording at any time. In fact, if you arrive late to the broadcast, you can rewind the broadcast and play it from the beginning. See the Broadcast Archive to view previous broadcasts.

Asking Questions

Remote viewers can ask questions through Twitter during the broadcast. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one at Twitter.com. When you ask a question, include the hashtag #ldstech in your tweet. For more information, see Twitter and LDSTech.

 

Comments  

 
# Peter Little 2013-02-25 08:23
Sounds interesting but come on guys(gals), it says "Topic: Satellite Broadcasts & Meetinghouse Audio" not LDS.org Search. One presumes you pull up the last one as a template and change it. A little proofing would be good... :-)
 
 
# Matt Banaszewski 2013-02-26 08:30
I think given the fact that this post is about a broadcast for LDS.org Search that the proofing is fine.
 
 
# Peter Little 2013-02-25 08:29
Looked again and noticed that Rachel did this on Fri. I know what it is like, Fridays is when I miss a thing or two awaiting the weekend. All is forgiven... Pete
 
 
# Rachel Brutsch 2013-02-27 08:22
Thanks for the catch there, Peter! I'll be more careful in the future, particularly on Fridays. :)
 
 
# Jack 2013-02-25 18:36
Still looking forward to the day when home and visiting teaching will be accessable on lds.org and reports of visits can be done via the web site as well. This will be a huge time saver for everyone!
 
 
# Chuck Bennett 2013-02-25 18:43
I appreciate what this will do for those of us that utilize lds.org

Thank you
 
 
# Bryan Ellsworth 2013-02-25 20:14
Good going on new search coz the other one was almost worthless....I seldom found what I was looking for without wasting tons of time. Searching Word of Wisdom it gave results of wisdom, then "of" then everywhere word was found.
 
 
# Rollin Okerberg 2013-02-25 21:53
Thanks for the email message for this web site! I will definitely it useful for what I need to do such as looking up scripture material for my own benefit.
Again, thanks,
Rollin
 
 
# KIKAMBI FRANCIS 2013-02-25 23:37
Thanks for the email but i want to ask about the time of the broadcast in East African time.
 
 
# Clyde R 2013-02-26 10:21
MST is UTC-7. It looks like East Africa would be UTC 0, or 8 hours "later". It appears that the broadcast would be at 7:00pm/1900 hours on March 1st, your local time. http://www.worldtimezone.com/ or http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc could be helpful tools to verify world-wide time zone conversions.
 
 
# Angel Farias 2013-02-26 13:59
hola precidente o hermano yo soy angel farias y hace como dos meses que embie mis papeles para la mision y aun no me llegan y aqui en paraguay prepararlo es muy caro y dicen que la iglesia no puede ayudarme en nada quisiera saber si ustedes no podrian revisar un poco por que yo tengo muchos deceos de ir y me estoy preparando para ser un ciervo digno de ser llamado un representante de jesucristo por favor ayudenme en eso dale gracias.
 
 
# Gustavo Romero 2013-02-27 10:01
Hermano Farias: ya no se hacen mas los formularios en papel, sino en Internet, en la página de la Iglesia. Por favor, hable con su obispo o su presidente de estaca. Ellos tienen las instrucciones para poder ayudarle. Le aconsejo como un secretario de estaca de nuestra misma Área Sudamerica Sur.
 
 
# Brenda Meacham 2013-02-26 17:02
Thanks so much for the email as well as the information for watching after the broadcast!
I appreciate the head's up!
 
 
# Mario Hernandez 2013-02-28 14:42
-gracias por la infoirmacion
 
 
# Alan Smoot 2013-03-22 14:02
URL to try this out...

http://www.lds.org/search-beta

I noticed it wasn't in the text anywhere.
 
 
# Deborah Jo Nickolson 2014-02-20 15:46
One very important use of my position as a STAKE WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR was the ability (at the direction of the stake presidency) to send out broadcast emails to stake members as reminders, news worthy, etc. This is too much to add on to a Stake Clerk to do. This needs to be corrected.
 

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