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  1. 1. GUIDES AT UCSFUsing LibGuides to re-envision the possibilities Michele Mizejewski May 5, 2011
  2. 2. OVERVIEW1. What is LibGuides?2. Benefits3. Who uses LibGuides?4. State of the UCSF implementation5. How to create a guide6. Next Steps
  3. 3. LIBGUIDES: WHAT IS IT?•Easy-to-edit web pages•Hosted service and support from Springshare•Community of users
  4. 4. BENEFITS• Direct access for guide owners to update frequently• Reusable content = efficiency• Easy to integrate interactive elements: rss feeds, search boxes, embedded video, chat widgets, user ratings, and guide widgets on other sites• Mobile and print friendly• Users get more integrated outreach and research support
  5. 5. WHO USES LIBGUIDES? •A few examples:157,038 guides by • Finding Newspapers31,247 librarians at Art History 2372101 libraries • • Citation Resources • New Faculty Library Orientation
  6. 6. IMPLEMENTATION AT UCSF• Inprogress . . . • First wave of guides will include: late May launch • Medical Education target • Qualitative Research• Example guide: Getting Started for • Finding and Using Images Students • Nursing • Copyright
  7. 7. HOW TO CREATE A GUIDE• Start with UCSF template• Add content boxes as needed and enter text, links, and images/video• Publishguide and update regularly
  8. 8. BEST PRACTICES• Targeted guides not general• Be succinct -- less is more!• Images to add visual interest• Sometimes better to show than to tell• Reuse content whenever possible image credit
  9. 9. OUT WITH THE OLD... image credit image credit
  10. 10. NEXT STEPS• Release 10 guides at the end of May• Identify more content specialists• Begin work on next wave of guides immediately• Replace current guides with the new more targeted ones• Integrate into CLE as much as possible
  11. 11. QUESTIONS? Implementation Team: Erin Hayes Peggy Tahir Michele Mizejewski image credit