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LibGuides

  1. 1. LibGuides HLA Conference 2009 Sharon LePage Chaminade University
  2. 2. Overview • What are LibGuides? • Benefits • Disadvantages • How they are being used • How to create one • Things to try
  3. 3. What are LibGuides? • System for creating web pages • Coding knowledge not necessary • Allows integration of interactive content  Video, podcasts  RSS feeds  Widgets such as chat, searches  Feedback (polls, surveys)  Facebook, Twitter
  4. 4. Who uses LibGuides? • Indexed at http://community.libguides.com (11/10/09) • 16,212 librarians at 962 libraries worldwide • 62,411 guides
  5. 5. Advantages • Embed Web 2.0 features • Copy and link boxes • Embed content elsewhere • Tag clouds • Feedback • Auto-generated content
  6. 6. Disadvantages • Initial setup time-consuming • Manual migration • Not free (although may be worth the $$)
  7. 7. How are people using LibGuides? • Subject guides • Course guides • Readers advisory • Homework • Tutorials • Website
  8. 8. Subject Guide Podcasts
  9. 9. Pathfinder Page Tabs
  10. 10. Course Guide Book Covers
  11. 11. Readers Advisory Widgets
  12. 12. Information Videos
  13. 13. Homework Guide Search Widget
  14. 14. Senior Thesis RSS Feeds
  15. 15. Tutorial Feedback
  16. 16. Database Guide Chat Widget
  17. 17. Clubs Rate Links
  18. 18. Website Catalog Widget
  19. 19. Why use LibGuides? • External host • External tech support • Tech staff non-existent or non-responsive • Not technology-oriented • Website standards too rigid • Support group
  20. 20. How do you create a LibGuide? 1. Login 2. Create New Guide 3. Create Content Boxes 4. Publish
  21. 21. How do you create a LibGuide? • Login
  22. 22. How do you create a LibGuide? • Create New Guide
  23. 23. How do you create a LibGuide? • Fill out information
  24. 24. How do you create a LibGuide? • Create content boxes
  25. 25. How do you create a LibGuide? • Paste video link
  26. 26. How do you create a LibGuide? • Paste video link
  27. 27. My Admin
  28. 28. API
  29. 29. Widgets
  30. 30. Usage Statistics
  31. 31. Questions? Email: slepage@chaminade.edu

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