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DIGARC and Ellucian Announce New Integration                     

Lakeland, FL, December 15, 2017 — Today, DIGARC announces full integration with the Ellucian Ethos platform, the first catalog and curriculum management software provider to deliver this capability.  Now, any Banner or Colleague institution, including the over 300 that are DIGARC clients, have the ability to share critical data between systems, improving consistency and minimizing the time required to complete curriculum and catalog updates. This modern, seamless integration is quick and easy to deploy. Continue Reading…

Ensure that department-level websites are in sync with the catalog.

By Smita Mammen and Martin Nelson, DIGARC

You work hard every year to ensure the information in your academic catalog is the best it can be, and it just makes sense that other institutional stakeholders should be able to pull that content into other places on your website, or even into other campus systems.

There’s a powerful feature built into DIGARC’s Acalog academic catalog software called the Acalog API — application program interface, for long — and it’s used to extract data from Acalog and present it elsewhere online. That ensures the most up-to-date course and/or program information is automatically updated on a school’s departmental websites, for example. Continue Reading…

The nation’s largest university will implement Acalog and Curriculog to manage academic catalogs and curriculum for its Orlando campuses.

LAKELAND, Fla. – New software for catalog and curriculum management will bring greater efficiency and streamlined workflows to the University of Central Florida following their purchase of Acalog and Curriculog from Digarc.

UCF joins nearly 600 higher education institutions in the U.S. and beyond that already use Digarc’s industry-leading solutions.

Acalog, Digarc’s e-catalog software, has been shown to reduce academic catalog production cycle time by 46 percent on average. Colleges and universities also report substantial cost savings and a significant boost in student engagement with the software. Continue Reading…

A big congratulations to Appalachian State University on the successful implementation of Acalog. We are very excited to have them as part of the DIGARC family.

Another successful implementation is in the books. A big thank you to Misericordia University for a speedy implementation of Acalog. We are extremely excited for your future success with Acalog.

Our clients are the best — and the best at what they do! We love sharing examples of how they’re making their Acalog e-catalogs shine. See something you like? Feel free to reach out to your professional peers using the contact information provided.

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School: Western Washington University — Jamie Lawson, catalog manager

About the School: Located in Bellingham, Wash.,WWU is one of six public universities in the state and serves more than 15,000 students. WWU has used both Acalog and Curriculog since 2010.

Catalog Concept: WWU recently launched its 2017–18 catalog, and features stunning videos on catalog home page.

Why Acalog?: I love Acalog because it can manage a high volume of complex data with ease and precision. WWU switched to a web-based catalog seven years ago and I have been a satisfied Acalog user since Day 1. Acalog makes our catalog informative and interactive, and it’s an important resource for students, our campus community, and beyond.

See for Yourself: https://catalog.wwu.edu/

After a rigorous evaluation process, Cal State campuses in San Jose, Long Beach, and Humboldt State join eight others in the CSU system that chose DIGARC products to manage higher ed academic catalogs and curriculum.

LAKELAND, Fla. – New software for catalog and curriculum management will bring greater efficiency to three additional schools in the California State University system following their purchase of Acalog and Curriculog from Digarc. They join eight other institutions in the Cal State system that already use Digarc software for catalog and curriculum.

San Jose and Humboldt State Universities purchased the Curriculog curriculum management solution for higher education, and CSU Long Beach has chosen Digarc’s Acalog e-catalog platform. Implementation of the new systems is planned for later this year.

“We are pleased to welcome three new clients from the Cal State system,” says Digarc CEO Angie Selden. “Schools of all sizes in California and the rest of the country have seen numerous benefits from our software, including savings of time and money from automated workflows and built-in accountability. We are pleased that the marketplace has recognized these and other benefits and continues to make us the leader in this space.” Continue Reading…

A CAMPUS BIG AS THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Here’s a fact that’s not only fun — it’s BIG: the world’s largest college campus is located in Rome, Ga. Who knew! Students of DIGARC client Berry College certainly did.

The private liberal arts college — all 27,000 acres of it — is actually located just outside Rome in Berry, Ga., about 72 miles northwest of Atlanta, and even closer to the Alabama border. In fact, the campus plantation home of founder Martha Berry was used as a location in the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” starring Reese Witherspoon.

More Berry College facts:

  • The campus includes 80 miles of trails for hiking, cycling and horseback riding — all open to the public
  • After establishing the school in 1902, Miss Berry, who never attended college herself, received a total of seven honorary doctorates from other colleges — and one from her own.
  • In 1922, students built a large stone cabin for Miss Berry on the top of the campus’s Lavender Mountain.
  • A streamside mill at Berry College is home to one of the world’s largest working water wheels, measuring 42 feet in diameter.
  • In 1910, former President Theodore Roosevelt visited the school and had lunch at a campus guesthouse, which Miss Berry renamed the Roosevelt Cabin the next day.

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Who says Latin is a dead language?

The lingua franca of the Roman Empire continues to live and breathe in the foundations of higher education throughout the world.

For instance, the word “college” comes directly from the Latin word “collegium,” meaning community. It joined the parlance of academia during the 13th century in England at Oxford and Cambridge.

Before there were Greek student societies  — Phi Beta Kappa was the first, in 1776 — there were Latin-letter fraternities. One example is at the Digarc client College of William and Mary in Virginia, where the colloquially named Flat Hat Club has thrived since 1750. (Thomas Jefferson was a famous member.) The group is officially called the F.H.C. Society, meaning “Fraternitas, Humanitas, et Cognitio” or “brotherhood, humanity, and knowledge.”

More campus Latin:

  • “Bachelor,” as in bachelor’s degree, is believed to have its origin in the Latin term “baccalarius,” meaning adult serf without a landholding. “Bachelor” was later used to describe a young unmarried man, and in the late 14th century, it morphed into a term denoting one who has taken the lowest degree in a university, according the the Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • “University” is also straight from the Latin — the abbreviation for universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which means community of masters and scholars.
  • “Alumnus” is the Latin word for pupil.

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