Within the LibGuide you just created, you will be creating boxes of content.
Click on ADD NEW BOX and look at the type of boxes available.
Use the BOX TYPES EXPLORER to view the types.
For example, content boxes are available for text, web links with descriptions, audio or video content, widgets, simple polls, RSS feeds, etc.
Notice that you can reuse an existing box that you may have created on another page, like a search of your online catalog.
Need more help? Springshare Help & Documentation: Box Types
From ADD NEW BOX , click on BOX TYPES EXPLORER Notice that by selecting any box type, you will get a description of that type of box. By clicking More info... at the bottom of the explanation, you get step-by-step instructions from the Help Guide.
Step-by-Step: Creating Various Types of Content Boxes
The Basic Steps (don ’ t do this yet):
Click on ADD NEW BOX .
Select the type of box
Give the box a title and CREATE BOX .
Go into the box just created and add text or other content.
At any time, PREVIEW from the Command Bar shows what your students or patrons see.
Go to http://news.google.com/ and set up your search. Run the search to be sure it gets the results you are looking for.
Copy the long URL at the top of the Google News Search results page. Go to ADD RSS FEED in the box on your LibGuide page, paste in the URL at FEED URL and limit the results to 3 to 5 items.
Box 6 – Creating a Link to Your Online Catalog STEP 1- SET UP
Give the box a title something like “Search Our Library Catalog” and CREATE BOX.
Select your catalog vendor tab from Library Catalog Searches . Read the directions.
ADD NEW BOX - RICH TEXT/DYNAMIC CONTENT/SCRIPTS
The PROCESS –
You will be copying some html code,
Editing the code to add your catalog location info., and
Pasting it into the LibGuides RICH TEXT edit box.
Really, you can do this!
Box 6 – Creating a Link to Your Online Catalog STEP 2- Editing the Code
Open a new browser and go to your online catalog to locate your domain and site or profile number.
Domain is after http:// For example: Destiny.easdpa.org
Site number appears at the bottom of the screen when you mouse-over the name of your school from the Destiny list of district schools (Directions may differ if you have other systems. Read your directions.) For example, in Destiny the site number is likely a 3 digit number.
Box 6 – Creating a Link to Your Online Catalog STEP 2- Pasting in the Code
Copy the html code provided in the Library Catalog Searches file for your system.
Back in LibGuides, click on ADD TEXT in the box you just created. Click the PLAIN TEXT EDITOR tab. Paste in the code.
Replace the domain name and site or profile number wherever it appears (For Destiny- replace one site number and 6 domain names.)
Save and refresh the page.
Destiny should look like this:
Creating Search Boxes to your Online Databases
Go to Creating Search Boxes to create custom search boxes with their graphics for databases to which your library subscribes such as Gale, EBSCO, etc.
You can also make a direct link to a POWER Library database, but it will only work within your library.
From home, library users must be directed to the public library ’s page where they type in their patron barcode number to use POWER Library databases.
The “User Feedback” has predefined Q & A’s about the usefulness of the info. on the LibGuide. Results are emailed to the LibGuide owner.
The “Interactive Poll” is best for a simple poll on a topic and allows you to create your own Q and A’s and view the results in Admin mode.
Our license does not include the “Survey” choice .
ADD NEW BOX – USER INPUT BOXES – USER FEEDBACK
This is automatically created. You do not need to type in Q ’s and A’s. They are predefined. Feedback is emailed to the LIbGuides owner. If you don ’t want the email, create your own feedback poll with a “Interactive Poll” box. Results are viewed online in Admin.