Description

Many librarians are using the LibGuides product to develop online subject guides, provide library support for courses and the reference desk, or for sharing information with their patrons. LibGuides have won acclaim from librarians because of the ease with which they can be created. One of the most useful features of LibGuides is the ability to share content across different LibGuide pages. Conversely, one of the most problematic issues is the constant need to update content resulting from changing web page URLs, changes in, or even elimination of, databases reflecting changes in the information industry; and revising content in teaching materials such as online tutorials. Managing a herd of LibGuides can become a full time job for busy liaison librarians. In this session, we share ways that librarians can make strategic choices in how and when they create LibGuides to facilitate the updating of content and to create a common presentation of resources and information across multiple LibGuides. Strategies for creating and combining LibGuides in both small and large organizations are identified along with effective methods for managing changes and updates across different LibGuides.

The handout for this session can be accessed using 'Downloads' button located to the right.

Start Date

14-3-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

14-3-2012 5:00 PM

Target Audience

Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Technical Services, Public Services

Technical Expertise

intermediate

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The Mother of all LibGuides: Reduce Maintenance and Enhance Uniformity Through Strategic Planning

Many librarians are using the LibGuides product to develop online subject guides, provide library support for courses and the reference desk, or for sharing information with their patrons. LibGuides have won acclaim from librarians because of the ease with which they can be created. One of the most useful features of LibGuides is the ability to share content across different LibGuide pages. Conversely, one of the most problematic issues is the constant need to update content resulting from changing web page URLs, changes in, or even elimination of, databases reflecting changes in the information industry; and revising content in teaching materials such as online tutorials. Managing a herd of LibGuides can become a full time job for busy liaison librarians. In this session, we share ways that librarians can make strategic choices in how and when they create LibGuides to facilitate the updating of content and to create a common presentation of resources and information across multiple LibGuides. Strategies for creating and combining LibGuides in both small and large organizations are identified along with effective methods for managing changes and updates across different LibGuides.

The handout for this session can be accessed using 'Downloads' button located to the right.