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Use of Blockchain for Monitoring, Identification and Notification of Population Health Trends and Outbreaks

In July 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services put out a call for whitepapers about using the blockchain in health care. I had used the Bitcoin blockchain but hadn’t considered how the blockchain could be used outside of a ledger system.
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The blockchain as a health database could be used to log and identify patient records in […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Blockchain|Comments Off on Use of Blockchain for Monitoring, Identification and Notification of Population Health Trends and Outbreaks

Inserting Icons into OU Campus

Our web authors love icons and for the longest time they inserted them as icons that they found from google searches. Our designer would design custom icons for sites and they would be converted to svgs and placed in the page. Both of these solutions worked but were clunky. Luckily, icon fonts and icon sets have […]

By |July 18th, 2016|OmniUpdate, Open Source, OU Gadget|0 Comments

Create an A-Z Directory with XSL

In the previous tutorial, data was pulled into a page using OU Campus’ Tags. In this tutorial, data will be pulled in based on a folder location, sorted and then displayed.

Update: The UNC Library site has been published and uses tags!  The demo site still works as well and is a bit more simplified.

Similar to the […]

By |April 18th, 2016|OmniUpdate, Open Source|0 Comments

Pull in Files using XSL and Tag Management in OU Campus

The Library website at the University of Northern Colorado has a list of academic journals that they subscribe to. This list is constantly changing and needs to be updated by Library staff. The academic journals are organized in an A-Z listing as well as organized by subject. Each journal can belong to a single subject or multiple […]

By |April 14th, 2016|OmniUpdate, Open Source|Comments Off on Pull in Files using XSL and Tag Management in OU Campus

CheckIn All Content Gadget

The Checkin gadget displays the number of files currently checked out to the user in each site and gives the user the option to check them all back in. I have been using this in production for a few weeks now and it works well.

By default it shows just the sites that the user has files […]

By |March 26th, 2016|OmniUpdate, Open Source, OU Gadget|0 Comments

Preventing users from adding JavaScript with XSL

Our Content Management System, OmniUpdate, allows users to create reusable pieces of content called assets. As of this post, there are five different types of assets and two of them and two of them allow the user to add source code: Web Content and Source Code.

We disabled the average user to create Source Code assets […]

By |March 26th, 2016|OmniUpdate|0 Comments

Unpublished Gadget

At the 2016 OmniUpdate Hackathon I joined a group of six people who built a gadget that unpublishes files from the web server. The idea started out as a simple sidebar gadget that when clicked would go to the production server and remove the file while keeping it on the staging server.

After about two hours […]

By |March 5th, 2016|OmniUpdate, Open Source, OU Gadget|0 Comments