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On Wednesday morning, expect a new look to the morning announcements! Communications is replacing Today@UCAR with Staff Notes Daily, a Drupal-based application that brings the daily announcements in line with the rest of the main UCAR/NCAR site. The name change to Staff Notes Daily reflects the desire of the Comms office to streamline our ability to bring you news and information.
The functionality won’t change at all—we’ll still deliver announcements, calendar events, classified ads, the cafeteria menu, jobs, visitors, and library books. All ucar.edu addresses will receive a daily email message at 7 a.m. as usual, with the content also available on a Staff Notes Daily website.
The user-friendly submission form will let you post, edit, and delete as easily as before, with some convenient new features. Once logged in with your UCAS password, for example, you’ll be able to see a list of all your submissions and will no longer need a reference code to edit or delete.
You may also notice that instead of sending weekly compilations out on Thursdays, we’ll be sending these on Mondays, to better help staff plan for the week.
Anything currently posted in Today@UCAR, or that you’ve already posted to begin on Wednesday or after will be automatically transferred over to Staff Notes Daily, so there is no need for any action on your part.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with submissions, questions about the transition, or any feedback on the new system. You’ll find links on the submissions pages to guidelines and procedures. The deadline for submitting announcements, classifieds, and events for the next day is still 4:15 p.m.