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Creating Subject Guides Using LibGuides at EKU

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KLA 2008 Poster Session
Cristina Tofan and Kelly Smith
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries

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Creating Subject Guides Using LibGuides at EKU

  1. 1. Creating Subject Guides Using LibGuides at EKU Cristina Tofan and Kelly Smith cristina.tofan@eku.edu kelly.smith2@eku.edu Kentucky Library Association Conference Louisville, KY October 3, 2008
  2. 2. http://libguides.eku.edu/ Benefits: o Relatively simple way to create, edit, and present visually pleasing subject guides. o Remotely hosted - can be used as portal to access resources when campus website is down. o Includes usage statistics, polls, and other venues for user feedback. o Reasonably priced. o Can integrate into existing website search boxes (see http://www.library.eku.edu/new/index.php): Contact Info on every page. Popular guides listed first. Generates a subject list.
  3. 3. Embedded book search Canned book search External link tab Customizable URLs This is the editing mode view Click on pencil to edit box Meebo Chat Widget Amazon book images Users can rate resources Catalog Information http://libguides.eku.edu/physicsNastronomy
  4. 4. http://libguides.eku.edu/collections
  5. 5. Archives - Page (opens in separate page) http://libguides.eku.edu/archives
  6. 6. Branch Library – Tab (Included on Collections Page) http://libguides.eku.edu/content.php?pid=9526&sid=66655
  7. 7. Empty page
  8. 8. System Administration
  9. 9. Usage Statistics
  10. 10. Subject Guide
  11. 11. Web 2.0 Features RSS FEEDS DELICIOUS TAG CLOUD LIBGUIDES TAG CLOUD POLLS
  12. 12. Web 2.0 Features PODCASTS VIDEO
  13. 13. Search Boxes Search Academic Search Premier Search the Library Catalog Search SFX Search WorldCat

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