Vicki CormieSenior Academic Liaison LibrarianMarch 2011
Why we decided to use Libguides•   New Academic Liaison unit at St Andrews•   ‘Chalk and talk’ classes•   Lack of hands on...
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Many types of boxes are supported:• Rich text box• Links• Multimedia• User Input Boxes• Miscellaneous Boxes
Links• will record outgoing stats on clicks• you can add in a proxy URL as a prefix• option to let users rate resources• c...
Multimedia Boxes• RSS Feeds• Podcasts• Documents and Files• Delicious tag clouds
Multimedia boxes can also be used for:• Embedded Media Widgets  – Search boxes  – Vendor provided search boxes  – Catalogu...
Other types of boxes supported• User input boxes• Radio boxes• Remote script boxes
Other features include …..
Mobile friendly…• The system auto-detects mobile devices and  serves the mobile version• You can also buy an add in to use...
Plenty of statistical material available:• Guides• Links• Produced on a yearly basis
Can be used for a variety of different types ofinformation guide not just traditional subjectguides ….
Masses of support both from Springshare andfrom the ‘Springshare Lounge’ communityLots of guides are available to be reuse...
Relatively inexpensive (in my eyes)•Prices are calculated by FTE
So has it helped?Yes, not always in the ways you would think  – Success with postgrads  – Solving problems with FAQs  – Gi...
Any questions?vhc1@st-andrews.ac.uk@viche on Twitterhttp://libguides.st-andrews.ac.uk
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
Libguides in Academic Libraries
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Event: Metadata and Web 2.0 seminar
Organised by: Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland
Held on Friday 2nd March at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Presented by: Vicki Cormie

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Libguides in Academic Libraries

  1. 1. Vicki CormieSenior Academic Liaison LibrarianMarch 2011
  2. 2. Why we decided to use Libguides• New Academic Liaison unit at St Andrews• ‘Chalk and talk’ classes• Lack of hands on opportunities for students• Needed to provide resources for students• Solution had to be fast to create
  3. 3. Skip
  4. 4. Many types of boxes are supported:• Rich text box• Links• Multimedia• User Input Boxes• Miscellaneous Boxes
  5. 5. Links• will record outgoing stats on clicks• you can add in a proxy URL as a prefix• option to let users rate resources• can reuse links from other places in your Libguides• can be updated with a global search and exchange from main admin page
  6. 6. Multimedia Boxes• RSS Feeds• Podcasts• Documents and Files• Delicious tag clouds
  7. 7. Multimedia boxes can also be used for:• Embedded Media Widgets – Search boxes – Vendor provided search boxes – Catalogues – Books from the Library – Serial Solutions Skip
  8. 8. Other types of boxes supported• User input boxes• Radio boxes• Remote script boxes
  9. 9. Other features include …..
  10. 10. Mobile friendly…• The system auto-detects mobile devices and serves the mobile version• You can also buy an add in to use it to create a mobile library website
  11. 11. Plenty of statistical material available:• Guides• Links• Produced on a yearly basis
  12. 12. Can be used for a variety of different types ofinformation guide not just traditional subjectguides ….
  13. 13. Masses of support both from Springshare andfrom the ‘Springshare Lounge’ communityLots of guides are available to be reused andshared
  14. 14. Relatively inexpensive (in my eyes)•Prices are calculated by FTE
  15. 15. So has it helped?Yes, not always in the ways you would think – Success with postgrads – Solving problems with FAQs – Giving us greater control of how we present our resources to our studentsHowever we could use it a lot more than we do– there are always going to be time constraints
  16. 16. Any questions?vhc1@st-andrews.ac.uk@viche on Twitterhttp://libguides.st-andrews.ac.uk

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