Libguide extras

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Instructions for optimizing libguide format; How to add RSS feed to libguides; How to add podcasts to libguides; How to link libguide book lists to library catalog records; How to upload book cover images to libguides for out-of-print books or rare books with no ISBN; How to link to catalog records for books and videos with no ISBN; How to resize widgets and videos to fit libguide column widths; How to create overflow boxes to scroll vertically down long lists;

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Libguide extras

  1. 1. OPTIMIZING THE LIBGUIDE FORMAT Libguide extras Valinda S. Carroll Preservation Manager William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library Hampton University
  2. 2. Optimize Your Guides  Link “Books from the Catalog” list to individual entries in HU library catalog  Upload or link to images from other sources  Embed dynamic content: rss feeds, podcasts, “xyz of the day”  Embed and reformat videos  Modify large box with slider
  3. 3. Books From the Catalog Link to a single title with a known ISBN or ISSN: http://domain/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=ISBN http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=ISBN http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=9780415603409
  4. 4. Custom Title Search Link to book that has no isbn (or DVD) Link to multiple editions of same book May link to other works with same title (sometimes related works, such as film version of book)
  5. 5. Link to book by title  http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5? searchdata1=title+words{TI}  http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5? searchdata1=american+decorated+publishers'+bindings{TI}
  6. 6. http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=american+decorated+publishers'+bindings{TI}
  7. 7. Custom Search link author search http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=author{AU} subject search http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=subject+words{SU} call number browse http://huwebcat.hamptonu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=class=LC&searchdata1=LCnumber
  8. 8. Upload image 90 pixels x 140 pixels Images can be added directly into the image manager on the DASHBOARD or from the rich text interface (“edit text”) in most boxes
  9. 9. Linking new picture to book title  Right click on image to get URL  Copy URL  “Add New Book”  Select “Other” for cover art  Paste URL into box under the word “Other”  Save and close
  10. 10. Multimedia •RSS FEEDS •PODCASTS •VIDEOS
  11. 11. Adding RSS feed URL 1. Expect to see RSS in the URL 2. Valid RSS links should end with .xml 3. Copy and paste URL after creating the multimedia box EXAMPLE: French television TF1:  http://www.tf1.fr/xml/rss/0,,77,00.xml
  12. 12. Adding Podcast Feed French television TF1 podcast  http://www.tf1.fr/xml/rss/0,,204,00.xml Embedding a podcast feed is exactly the same as embedding a regular rss feed
  13. 13. Embedding a widget or video
  14. 14. Overflow box <style>div #boxatt9425112 {height: 585px; overflow: auto; }</style> <p>Find DVDs on the 2nd floor of the Harvey Library<br />Look for the description "French with English subtitles" </p><hr />
  15. 15. Modify the code •Copy box slider code into plain text (Wordpad or Notepad) •Insert box number •Insert desired box height •Copy code and paste into “plain text” in the desired box

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