One Platform, Many possibilities

blogs@NTU is a service by NTU Libraries to provide a campus-wide blogging and publishing platform for the Nanyang Technological University community. Blogs can be used for a  multitude of purposes – disseminate and showcase your research, provide engaging learning opportunities, promote programmes or events, interact with a global community, and countless other possibilities. Faculty, students and administrative staff can request for a blog to support their teaching, research, marketing or community-building activities. [Learn More

By leveraging on the popular WordPress platform, it is easy for a user to start a blog. The library provides support to bring users up to speed with the latest blog features and trends in social media.  Obviously for novices to blogging, this service could help them cut down learning time in building their blogs so that they can focus on what they want to achieve through a blog. As the open source blogging platform continues to evolve over time, librarians can advise bloggers on the latest relevant feature that can enhance their blogs. Furthermore, librarians have skills in organising information which can help bloggers to structure their content better or even provide links to connect to content provided by the library.

7 productivity tools to get you a head-start

7 productivity tools to get you a head-start

Whether you are a freshies or doing your last term here at NTU, being able to get more done in less time is the key to getting a head-start. I am going to share a few of my favourite tools that will help improve your productivity. Here’s seven of my recommendations in...

15 Fun Google Tricks

15 Fun Google Tricks

Apart from the search bar, Google Search also has some hidden funny tricks inside! Here are some of them: Barrel Roll  Simply type do a barrel roll into the search bar and the page will do a full spin. Tilt Simply type tilt or askew into the search bar and the page...

Can I Use that Picture?

Can I Use that Picture?

Can I use that picture? - This should be the question we should be asking before using any image for our presentation, blog posts, publication or other commercial or noncommerical purposes. With the Internet today, you can easily obtain images from websites, social...

A trend report on #selfie

A trend report on #selfie

Selfie noun, informal (also selfy; plural selfies): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website - From Oxford Dictionaries Remember the above featured image? Yes, this Ellen...

Altmetrics

Altmetrics

Altmetrics or Alternative Metrics, the BUZZ word in measuring research impact via online social mentions from Facebook, twitter, blogs, social bookmarking and referencing tools, etc. Altmeric.com, Plum Analytics, ImpactStory and Research Scorecard are one of the many...

Using Embeddable Getty Images

Using Embeddable Getty Images

Last month, Getty Images revised their term of use and allow their images to be embedded on other websites for free. The embedded images are watermark free and comes with a little note below the image stating the image copyright holder (see below sample). By embedding...

What’s new in WordPress 3.8.1?

What’s new in WordPress 3.8.1?

Our blogs@NTU platform has been updated to 3.8.1! This time, the updates are focused on refining the Admin panel a.k.a the Dashboard. Wondering what comes with the new updates? Clean and crisp (and also prettier!) new dashboard Featuring the all-time popular font...

Why Use blogs@NTU

Consultation

We provide advice on blog design and workflow, organisation of content and integration with various social media tools.

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Customisation

We carefully curate and offer a collection of attractive themes and plugins for you to create engaging yet secured blog sites.

Support

Our team provides online helpdesk services, conducts blog training and shares updates about blogs@NTU regularly.

Insights

Use blog analytics to track your blog visitors and gain insights about your content.

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