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LibGuides are a great tool for special librarians. They can be used for course guides, general information, or for specific informational applications.

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UNYSLA Workshop Presentation

  1. 1. LibGuides: A collaborative productivity tool UNYSLA Presentation Linda Galloway September 25, 2009
  2. 2. LibGuides <ul><li>A SpringShare Product – </li></ul><ul><li>“ We put the librarian back in the Online Library” </li></ul><ul><li>Content management and library knowledge sharing system </li></ul><ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share knowledge and information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create multimedia content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote library resources </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why use LibGuides? <ul><li>Librarians have control over created content </li></ul><ul><li>Can tailor a guide to a particular user group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple authors possible </li></ul><ul><li>Large community of contributing authors sharing design information </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of LibGuides Uses <ul><li>Course guide – librarian and instructor collaborate to create guide </li></ul><ul><li>General resource guide – a “how to” for library resources and services </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/staff guide – assistance in finding research funding. Also highlight the connection between the library and research. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Customizable <ul><li>Guides are very customizable, but some institutions standardize look and available features </li></ul><ul><li>Can rename, reorder pages and content on pages </li></ul><ul><li>Large community of LibGuides users – can view and glean ideas from others’ pages </li></ul>
  6. 6. Libguide staff
  7. 7. Simple Course Guide created with biology professor
  8. 8. Guide to library resources and services Added value to information – institutionally authored papers in a RSS feed
  9. 9. Specialized guide for research faculty
  10. 10. Add value to pages – create interest in your guide Combined RSS Feed from Scopus and Web of Science – used Yahoo Pipes and Feedburner to set up feeds
  11. 11. “ Steal” ideas from others’ guides Created Slideshare acct (similar to YouTube) and uploaded code into ‘ Embedded Video’ box
  12. 12. Very flexible - can reorder, rename pages
  13. 13. Users can subscribe to selected RSS Feeds
  14. 14. Good place to save documents for easy accessibility
  15. 15. Link to pages in guides created at other locations (with permission) This page developed by Deborah Lee, Ph.D, Mississippi State University. Used with permission
  16. 16. Help and Ideas <ul><li>SpringShare Community Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for demo account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and save guides – free!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browse other public guides within LibGuides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can add pages or parts of pages from other guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Libguides are fun and easy to create </li></ul>
  17. 19. Cost? <ul><li>Ask for free demo account </li></ul><ul><li>Very reasonable cost: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The annual license fee ranges from $899 to $2,999 ($549 for K-12 libraries), based on size of institution and number of libraries </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Value <ul><li>Allows librarians to repackage information and tailor it to their constituents. </li></ul><ul><li>Adds value to information by making it more useful and easier to interpret. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows collaboration within the library and with other departments in your institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes the connection between the library and other essential campus functions. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Questions?
  20. 22. Doodle
  21. 23. Doodle Polls <ul><li>Free and easy polling software </li></ul><ul><li>Use to make a decision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make choices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works great to help schedule cross-institutional meetings </li></ul>
  22. 25. <ul><li>Why open an account? </li></ul><ul><li>Your polls at one glance: participate, edit and close from your dashboard. (If you don’t, you can’t edit your own poll.) </li></ul><ul><li>Doodle will recognize you and protect your entries from others. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite participants directly from Doodle (optionally access your Google or Outlook addressbook). </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to Doodle via ics calendar feed in Outlook, Google Calendar or iCal. </li></ul><ul><li>If you subscribe to our Newsletter, we'll keep you updated with our latest developments. </li></ul>
  23. 26. Many options now available
  24. 29. Please pick the times you are available to meet
  25. 30. Fun and easy – makes scheduling events a breeze! www.doodle.com