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Oct 30, 2019


Member Highlight: Melody K. Waring


This week’s member highlight is Melody K. Waring. She has been using Owlstown since June 2019. You can find her academic website at http://www.melodywaring.com.Melody is in her fifth year of doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Sch...


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Sep 26, 2019


Your academic website should have your contact info


Okay, so you have an academic website. That’s great!Now, make sure that you have your contact info is on that website. And make it easy to find.You’d be surprised how many academic websites don’t have this information or make it difficult to find.Here’...


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Sep 18, 2019


Share project pages, not just publications


TLDR: Share pages that describe your projects. It will help introduce new readers to your work.The internet is full of places to list/share your publications: Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearchGate. They are super useful because they help dissemina...


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Sep 14, 2019


The smallest academic website you can make


TLDR: When creating an academic website, start small. And finish small. Then grow from there.So you want an academic website, but you don’t have the time. That’s okay. You’re an academic. You’re busy.Creating an academic website feels like a daunting t...


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Sep 6, 2019


Using a .com domain name for your academic website


TLDR: A domain name ending in .com is fine for an academic website.I’ve seen many people ask on blogs or on Twitter whether it’s okay to use a domain name ending in .com for an academic website. The main concern from askers is that a domain ending in ....


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Aug 26, 2019


Should you use your university’s domain or your own domain name for your academic website?


TLDR: Get your own domain name for your academic website.First of all, what is a domain name? A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. For Owlstown, the domain name is owlstown.com. For a university, it probably ends i...


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Aug 10, 2019


Added support for creating custom pages, such as your teaching statement, your list of achievements, an FAQ, or any page you may need to better share your academic work.


Jul 11, 2019


Prettier websites with support for banner images on pages.



Jun 29, 2019


Added support for courses. You can put information about courses that you've taught or currently teaching.