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Joseph Smith Papers Now More Accessible to Mobile Users PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 29 December 2014

In early December 2014, The Joseph Smith Papers Project announced the publication of the third volume of its Documents series. At the same time, josephsmithpapers.org, announced that the Project also updated the content and the website has a new look and feel.

With the upgrade to josephsmithpapers.org, the rich legacy of Joseph Smith becomes more usable and accessible to mobile users. Both content and functionality bring the full endeavor together as never before.

 
Church Service Missionary Newest LDSTech Writer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Anna Butler   
Monday, 29 December 2014

Sister Sharon Howell, a new Church Service Missionary on the LDSTech Communications team, comes from a rich LDS pioneer heritage . “One ancestor wrote the words to ’We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet’ while serving a mission in England,” she says. “Another ancestor was well-known as a poet, healer, and midwife.”

In some ways, Sister Howell is a “reverse pioneer.” After she graduated from Brigham Young University, she married and moved to Maryland, and then to rural Virginia where many Church members are first generation converts. “Here the members are spread out over many square miles. Living here has been a blessing. My personal boundaries have been stretched beyond my natural abilities as I serve in various stake and ward callings...

 
LDSTech Broadcast in January Features Mormon Channel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 29 December 2014

LDSTech broadcasts return in 2015 beginning January 9, from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. MST. Rob Boshard will be presenting on the Mormon Channel and what it does on the Mormon Channel Android app. You are welcome to attend in person onsite or connect remotely over the internet to view the live presentation.

 
A Timely Reminder on Use of Online Resources in Church Callings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 29 December 2014

In August 2014, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged Church members to “flood the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth.” He was speaking to individuals about social media, but his message is applicable to any online presence created to further the work of the Church. Websites, blogs, and social media posts can strengthen faith, assist with coordination efforts, and share Church content to great effect.

If you are thinking about creating online content…

 
Help for LDS.org Calendar 2.7 Deserves a Closer Look PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 22 December 2014

With the release of LDS.org Calendar 2.7, help for Church calendar users is redesigned with new content and new navigation. The new Help uses menus, section numbers, and hyperlinks to get you to what you need to see the easiest and fastest way possible.

Jed Black, Senior Calendar Knowledge Specialist, shared this: “There are no calendars by calling. Callings fit into roles for creating, editing, and viewing the calendar.” The result is a role-based tool which simplifies user interaction with the calendar help system. To increase functionality for all types of preferences, the calendar help also features an extensive Index, Glossary, and training PDFs.

 
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