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OE site usage update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord , in Reports 20 August 2014 · 5,463 views

OE site usage update, Aug 2014 Continuing our August updates series for 2014, this blog entry summarizes recent patterns and trends in site usage. This data is useful to us at the Ornithology Exchange because it helps us understand how people arrive at the site and what they do once they get here. This data is also useful to our partner organizations because it helps them understand th...


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OE Membership Update, Aug 2014

Posted by Chris Merkord , in Reports 04 August 2014 · 14,557 views

OE Membership Update, Aug 2014 May through July is typically our slowest time of year on the Ornithology Exchange. Many researchers and practitioners in the northern hemisphere are in the field, and many academics are not in their offices as much. As the fall season starts to pick up, along with traffic on the Ornithology Exchange, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you som...


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New Feature: The Ornithology Exchange Funding Portal

Posted by Chris Merkord , in New Features 05 August 2013 · 33,924 views

New Feature: The Ornithology Exchange Funding Portal One thing graduate students, post-docs, and professionals in ornithology have in common is our fascination with birds. For many of us ornithology is both a profession and a pursuit of happiness.

Another thing we have in common is a need for research funding.

There are hundreds of grant opportunities available, but finding them can be challenging. Then t...


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Now supported: sign in via Facebook or Twitter

Posted by Chris Merkord , in New Features 18 April 2013 · 7,719 views

Now supported: sign in via Facebook or Twitter If any of you are like me, you have too many usernames and passwords to remember. To make it easier for existing users to sign in, or for new users to create an account, we are providing a new feature on the site. You can now sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account. In addition to signing in, associating your account with a social media account als...


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HTML email notifications

Posted by Chris Merkord , in New Features 20 February 2013 · 34,714 views

HTML email notifications This blog entry begins a series of upcoming entries related to recent and upcoming changes to the site.

We are pleased to say that all emails originating from the Ornithology Exchange will now be sent in HTML format. In fact, you may have already noticed the change this past week. Users typically receive emails during the registration process, when they...


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Guidelines for Posting an Article

Posted by Chris Merkord , 09 May 2012 · 22,069 views

Guidelines for Posting an Article As interest in the Ornithology Exchange has grown, we are fielding more questions from members about how to post articles on the site. This is exactly what we had envisioned when we created the article system, and we hope the trend continues. Given the increased interest, we think it is time to lay out some general guidelines for writing articles for the...


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New Feature: The Jobs Database

Posted by Chris Merkord , in New Features 21 February 2012 · 2,799 views

We are proud to announce the release of our new Ornithology Jobs database! With this new release, the Ornithology Exchange (OE) offers powerful tools for connecting employers and job-seekers while continuing to host the most comprehensive list of bird-related jobs anywhere. If you have not seen it yet, please check out the new jobs...


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Exploring the Site: Notifications

Posted by Chris Merkord , in Exploring the Site 25 January 2012 · 1,334 views

Email notifications are one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on new content posted on the Ornithology Exchange. This blog entry provides instructions on signing up for email notifications.
Lets say you want to receive notifications for the General News & Announcements Forum.

Just navigate to the forum and click...


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Site Update: December 2011

Posted by Chris Merkord , in Updates 05 December 2011 · 1,566 views

We underwent a minor site update this morning, this one aimed at resolving a few linger bugs from our last major update.

Among other things, important bugs resolved with this update include the follow:
Some members were not receiving email...


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New Feature: Ornithology Links

Posted by Chris Merkord , in New Features 24 August 2011 · 1,403 views

We are please to announce the launch of Ornithology Links, a new feature on the Ornithology Exchange (OE).

Ornithology Links is a database of websites of interest to ornithologists. The websites are grouped into categories including things like publications, organizations, permits...






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