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Digital colldevel pt2

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Created by Joyce Valenza and Deb Kachel for an LSTA Commonwealth Libraries project to train school and public librarians to use LibGuides as a collection curation tool.

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Digital colldevel pt2

  1. 1. Digital Collection Development: “Curating” Content & Tools for K-12 Students PART 2 Creating a LibGuide Workshop authors: Dr. Joyce Kasman Valenza and Debra E. Kachel August 5, 2011
  2. 2. PaLibraries LibGuides Project <ul><li>Every trainer and participant who attends a workshop will have ADMIN status. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to LibGuides is free to trained participants until September 1, 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>All LibGuides can be backed up so that the content can be saved. </li></ul><ul><li>All URLs will begin with http://palibraries.libguides.com/ . </li></ul><ul><li>Within LibGuides, you have the ability to share each other ’s LibGuides content with permission of the author. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creating Accounts/My Profile <ul><li>STEP 1: Login to http://palibraries.libguides.com/admin.php use the password “palibraries.” </li></ul><ul><li>Go to “Edit My Account” and change your password to something you will remember. Don’t forget it. </li></ul><ul><li>STEP 2: Click on “Customize Profile Box” </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in info and upload a photo from your computer if you have one. </li></ul>Say Cheese! For more info on account and editor types, click here .
  4. 4. http://palibraries.libguides.com/admin.php
  5. 5. http://palibraries.libguides.com/admin.php
  6. 6. Creating a New LibGuide <ul><li>Click on GUIDES then select CREATE NEW GUIDE . </li></ul><ul><li>Add guide title and description, then CREATE. </li></ul><ul><li>This initial page is called HOME as indicated by the tab. Each new page you create within this guide will have a tab title that you give it. </li></ul><ul><li>Default is three columns, but this can be changed now or later </li></ul><ul><li>Status is “unpublished” until “published” or made “private”(Guide Settings-Change guide info) </li></ul>FAQs on LibGuides at http://guidefaq.com .
  7. 7. To get to this page, login at http://palibraries.libguides.com / MY ADMIN – CREATE NEW GUIDE
  8. 8. Changing Colors and Tab Shapes and more… From the orange Command Bar, select GUIDE LOOK & FEEL. Click on CHANGE LAYOUT/COLORS ..
  9. 9. Box Types <ul><li>Within the LibGuide you just created, you will be creating boxes of content. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ADD NEW BOX and look at the type of boxes available. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the BOX TYPES EXPLORER to view the types. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, content boxes are available for text, web links with descriptions, audio or video content, widgets, simple polls, RSS feeds, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notice that you can reuse an existing box that you may have created on another page, like a search of your online catalog. </li></ul>Need more help? Springshare Help & Documentation: Box Types
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Step-by-Step: Creating Various Types of Content Boxes <ul><li>The Basic Steps (don ’ t do this yet): </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ADD NEW BOX . </li></ul><ul><li>Select the type of box </li></ul><ul><li>Give the box a title and CREATE BOX . </li></ul><ul><li>Go into the box just created and add text or other content. </li></ul><ul><li>At any time, PREVIEW from the Command Bar shows what your students or patrons see. </li></ul>A place to park your “stuff.”
  12. 12. Box 1 - Rich Text <ul><li>Within the LibGuide you just created, click on ADD NEW BOX , select RICH TEXT/DYNAMIC CONTENT/SCRIPTS . </li></ul><ul><li>Give the box a short title like “About this Topic” </li></ul><ul><li>Leave position as is (you can move boxes around later) </li></ul><ul><li>Click on CREATE BOX </li></ul><ul><li>In the Box you just created, click on ADD TEXT and type something to describe the “contents” of this LibGuide. </li></ul>Need more help? LibGuides Basics Step-by-Step p. 8
  13. 13. ADD NEW BOX - RICH TEXT/DYNAMIC CONTENT/SCRIPTS . Box 1 - Rich Text
  14. 14. Box 1 Complete - Rich Text
  15. 15. Box 2: Links & Lists <ul><li>Within the LibGuide you just created, click on another ADD NEW BOX , select LINKS BOXES , then LINKS & LISTS . This choice allows space for text to describe each URL. </li></ul><ul><li>Give the box a short title like “Suggested Links.” </li></ul><ul><li>Leave position as is (you can move boxes around later). </li></ul><ul><li>Click on CREATE BOX. </li></ul>Need more help? LibGuides Basics Step-by-Step p. 9
  16. 16. Box 2: Links & Lists ADD NEW BOX - LINKS BOXES – LINKS & LISTS
  17. 17. Box 2: Links & Lists <ul><li>In the box you just created, click on ADD TEXT and type something about the links you select to put in this box, if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Then open another Internet browser page and search for a site you want to add. </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on ADD NEW LINK , type in a title, paste in the URL and give the site a short description and save. </li></ul>Need more help? LibGuides Basics Step-by-Step p. 9
  18. 18. Box 2 Complete: Links & Lists <ul><li>Icon of tools allows you to edit the link and its description, or delete it. </li></ul><ul><li>Icon of a bar graph shows Quick Statistics for the current month and total since creation . </li></ul><ul><li>Unless you disable comments, users can add comments about these links. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Box 3: Multimedia - Books from a Catalog <ul><li>Give the box a name like “Recommended Book” and CREATE BOX . </li></ul><ul><li>Open another Internet browser page and search your online catalog for a title and its info. </li></ul><ul><li>Back in LibGuides, click on ADD NEW BOOK and fill out the dialog box with info from the book located in your online catalog. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the blue “S” to retrieve free cover art (ISBN required). </li></ul>Need more help? LibGuides Basics Step-by-Step p.10 ADD NEW BOX - MULTIMEDIA BOXES – BOOKS FROM THE CATALOG.
  20. 20. Box 3: Multimedia - Books from a Catalog
  21. 21. Box 3 Complete: Multimedia Books from a Catalog
  22. 22. Box 4: MultiMedia - Embedded Media <ul><li>Give the box a name like “Recommended YouTube” and CREATE BOX . </li></ul><ul><li>Now open another Internet browser page and search YouTube for a video to add. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the SHARE , then EMBED. Copy the html code (not the URL). </li></ul><ul><li>Go back to LibGuides and paste in the code and save. </li></ul>Need more help? LibGuides Basics Step-by-Step p. 11 ADD NEW BOX – MULTIMEDIA BOXES – EMBEDDED MEDIA & WIDGITS
  23. 23. Box 4: MultiMedia - Embedded Media
  24. 24. Finding the code – Click on SHARE , then EMBED , and copy the code.
  25. 25. Box 4: MultiMedia - Embedded Media Paste in the code in the dialog box:
  26. 26. Box 4 Complete: MultiMedia - Embedded Media
  27. 27. Moving Boxes on the Page <ul><li>When a column is not wide enough to fit a box (like a video): </li></ul><ul><li>From the orange command bar ADD/EDIT PAGES – Dropdown REORDER BOXES </li></ul><ul><li>Drag box title to new column and drop when it turns green. </li></ul><ul><li>UPDATE BOX ORDER at the bottom. </li></ul>Column widths can also be changed for the page. ADD/EDIT PAGES – RESIZE COLUMNS .
  28. 28. Select Reorder Boxes Drag to new column, drop when it turns green .
  29. 29. Box 5: Multimedia – RSS Feeds <ul><li>Give the box a name like “Latest news on…” and CREATE BOX . </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the box you just created, click on ADD TEXT and add a short description if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>In another browser, search or create a feed (i.e., Google News). Right click on the RSS icon and copy the URL. </li></ul><ul><li>Back in LibGuides, click on ADD RSS FEED and paste the URL, selecting between 3-5 items to display. </li></ul>Need more help? LibGuides Basics Step-by-Step p. 12 ADD NEW BOX - MULTIMEDIA BOXES – RSS FEEDS
  30. 30. Box 5: Multimedia – RSS Feeds
  31. 31. Create an Advanced News Search <ul><li>Go to http://news.google.com/ and set up your search. Click on the dropdown in the search box to open Advanced Search. Run the search to be sure it gets the results you are looking for. </li></ul>
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. Box 6 – Creating a Link to Your Online Catalog STEP 1- SET UP <ul><li>Give the box a title something like “Search Our Library Catalog” and CREATE BOX. </li></ul><ul><li>Select your catalog vendor tab from Library Catalog Searches . Read the directions. </li></ul>ADD NEW BOX - RICH TEXT/DYNAMIC CONTENT/SCRIPTS <ul><li>The PROCESS – </li></ul><ul><li>You will be copying some html code, </li></ul><ul><li>Editing the code to add your catalog location info., and </li></ul><ul><li>Pasting it into the LibGuides RICH TEXT edit box. </li></ul><ul><li>Really, you can do this! </li></ul>
  34. 34. Box 6 – Creating a Link to Your Online Catalog STEP 2- Editing the Code <ul><li>Open a new browser and go to your online catalog to locate your domain and site or profile number. </li></ul><ul><li>Domain is after http:// For example: Destiny.easdpa.org </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Box 6 – Creating a Link to Your Online Catalog STEP 2- Pasting in the Code <ul><li>Copy the html code provided in the Library Catalog Searches file for your system. </li></ul><ul><li>Back in LibGuides, click on ADD TEXT in the box you just created. Click the PLAIN TEXT EDITOR tab. Paste in the code. </li></ul><ul><li>Replace the domain name and site or profile number wherever it appears (For Destiny- replace one site number and 6 domain names.) </li></ul><ul><li>Save and refresh the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Destiny should look like this: </li></ul>
  36. 36. Creating Search Boxes to your Online Databases <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also make a direct link to a POWER Library database, but it will only work within your library. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Digital Collection Curation Utility Page
  38. 38. Box 7 – Creating a Poll or Survey <ul><li>The “User Feedback” has predefined Q & A’s about the usefulness of the info. on the LibGuide. Results are emailed to the LibGuide owner. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Our license does not include the “Survey” choice . </li></ul>ADD NEW BOX – USER INPUT BOXES – USER FEEDBACK
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. Creating New Pages (tabs) in your LibGuide: <ul><li>Within the LibGuide you are creating: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ADD/EDIT PAGES (orange command bar) </li></ul><ul><li>Select ADD/REUSE PAGES . </li></ul><ul><li>Enter a short title & description </li></ul><ul><li>Click CREATE PAGE. </li></ul>Check out the Digital Collection Development LibGuide
  41. 42. Creating Sub Pages in a LibGuide <ul><li>Within the LibGuide you created: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ADD/EDIT PAGES (orange command bar) </li></ul><ul><li>Select ADD/REUSE PAGES . </li></ul><ul><li>Enter a short title & description </li></ul><ul><li>Under POSITION , select the page to “Add Under” </li></ul><ul><li>Click CREATE PAGE. </li></ul>Check out the Digital Collection Development LibGuide
  42. 44. Adding Tags to a LibGuide <ul><li>Within the LibGuide you created: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on GUIDE SETTINGS (orange command bar) and select CHANGE GUIDE INFO </li></ul><ul><li>Type your tags separating each with a comma, or click any existing tag to assign it to this guide. </li></ul><ul><li>On the “home” LibGuides page, you can then search by tags. </li></ul>
  43. 47. Locating “Reusable Content” <ul><li>Go to HELP on the orange bar </li></ul><ul><li>Click on GUIDES BEST OF tab   http://bestof.libguides.com </li></ul><ul><li>In the “Browse by Subject” box, select “Resource Collections” </li></ul><ul><li>Select “How Stuff Works” the “How Stuff Works-Animal Guide” </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll to bottom and follow “How to Grab This Guide For Your LibGuides System.” </li></ul>LibGuides allows you to share the Guides you create and copy from others with permission! You can also grab a box from a page and insert it in another guide.
  44. 48. “ Publishing” your LibGuide <ul><li>On the orange Command Bar, click on GUIDE SETTINGS . </li></ul><ul><li>Select CHANGE GUIDE INFORMATION . </li></ul><ul><li>Under “Guide Publication Status” select “Published” and save. </li></ul>
  45. 49. Creating a “Friendly” URL <ul><li>On the orange Command Bar, click on GUIDE SETTINGS . </li></ul><ul><li>Select CHANGE GUIDE INFORMATION . </li></ul><ul><li>Create your friendly URL and save. </li></ul>
  46. 50. “ Backing Up” your LibGuide <ul><li>On the orange Command Bar, click on CREATE BACKUP . </li></ul><ul><li>This will save all pages associated with the LibGuide that is open. The file is one continuous file for all pages. </li></ul><ul><li>This preserves your work---just in case! </li></ul>
  47. 51. Recommended FREE Web Utility Tools Aviary.com – suite of powerful online creation tools, including a screen capture Embedit.in – Embed documents, audio, video, etc., easily in LibGuides
  48. 52. http://www.aviary.com/
  49. 53. http://embedit.in/
  50. 54. Alternatives for Your “Parking Lot” <ul><li>These next five FREE curation tools may be used independently of LibGuides or mashed up into LibGuides. </li></ul><ul><li>A good alternative for students and teachers too! </li></ul><ul><li>Theses tools (and several others) are in the Digital Collection Curation LibGuide . </li></ul>
  51. 55. <ul><li>http://palibraries.libguides.com/curation </li></ul>http://sqworl.com/
  52. 56. http://www.only2clicks.com/index.php http://palibraries.libguides.com/curation
  53. 57. http://livebinders.com / http://palibraries.libguides.com/curation
  54. 58. http://www.netvibes.com/tigslibraryjnr#Library http://netvibes.com http://palibraries.libguides.com/curation
  55. 59. http://palibraries.libguides.com/curation http://www.symbalooedu.com/
  56. 60. PLAY & CREATE TIME
  57. 61. LibGuides Help & Support <ul><li>General or “how to” questions: [email_address] or 800-451-3160 Ext. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Technical questions: [email_address] or 800-451-3160 Ext. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Help & Documentation site: http://help.springshare.com </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for free, live training session: http://help.springshare.com/training </li></ul><ul><li>Search the FAQ Guide: http://guidefaq.com </li></ul>
  58. 62. The Big Picture “Think About” Questions <ul><li>Why does Digital Collection Curation matter to our profession? </li></ul><ul><li>Can this be used as a model for students, teachers, and others in using and producing information? </li></ul>
  59. 63. Workshop Comments & Evaluation <ul><li>Your feedback on LibGuides and this workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>To earn Act 48 hours, complete the online evaluation in Google Forms at Workshop Survey tab on the Digital Collection Curation LibGuide. </li></ul>

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