Archive for February 28, 2012

SpringyCamp: Call for Presenters!

Are you an agent of change? A harbinger of innovation? A cutting-edge rawking pioneer? The most integrating’est integrator the biblioworld has ever seen!?

If you answered yes to any of the above – then SpringyCamp wants you!

SpringyCamp, April 13th 2012 focuses on Integration. We need presenters who have:

  • Integrated Springshare products in cool & innovative ways!
  • Integrated your Springshare content in outside systems (Facebook, CMS, LMS & More!).
  • Integrated:
    • Realities? Blended physical & mobile worlds via QR Codes, SMS Keywords, Mobile Site Builder?
    • Across departments? Within or, outside, your Library.
    • … and more!

burst So what are you waiting for? Submit your proposal NOW!

LibGuides & CampusGuides Updates Now Live!

Here at Springshare, we really do love librarians – so we whipped up a little Valentine’s gift for all our libraries. Check out these new-and-awesome features, and let us know – will you be our Valentine?

  • Enhanced Content in Books from the Catalog box*
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could enter an ISBN and automatically retrieve information for any book? Now you can! Just enter an ISBN, and we’ll automatically pull in the item’s title, author, and cover art.
    CampusGuides Mega Bonus: Our CampusGuides clients can also pull book descriptions, bestseller lists, Subject Categories, Publisher information, and other enhanced content from Bowker – for free, to be used in your guides! 
  • Translate Public Screens
    LibGuides en Espanol? Francais? Italiano? Libraries can now customize the hard-coded text on public screens in their local language. If your local language is English, you can also customize the text to meet your needs. For example, change the search box drop-down to read “This Site” instead of “All Guides”. To customize your language file, email support@springshare.com to get started!
  • New “Edit Box” menu
    You’ll love the consolidated menu in the “edit box” area. We combined all box edit functions into one screen. Just click “edit box”, and you’ll be able to change the box title, type, colors, etc. Even better, you can grab each box’s direct link, as well as an API call for any box, all in the same screen!
  • Add Longer Descriptions to the Links & Lists box
    We get it. 500 characters for description in the Links & Lists box wasn’t enough, so we’ve upped the length of the description field to 1,000 characters.
  • Using the Serials Solutions A-Z Import Tool?
    Now you can update the 3-letter Serials Solutions ID for any previously imported link! Just head to your A-Z import guide and select “edit link”. You’ll see a new tab for “Serials Solutions” – click it to change the Serials Solutions Database Identifier.
  • CampusGuides clients can now upload files up to 10MB in size
    CampusGuides folks – we’ve doubled your file upload size from 5MB to 10MB.
  • Update to AddThis Button
    The email function in the AddThis button on public screens is back up and working properly!
  • Guide Status Notification on all screens
    Seriously – sometimes it’s all about the little things. We’ve added a note to the edit guide screen that lets you know the guide’s current status – Unpublished, Published, or Private.

* Please remember – free use of Syndetics cover art and Bowker content is limited to use within LibGuides and CampusGuides

Mobile Site Builder: Now in Multiples!

Things that are good on their own but better in multiples:

  • Winning Lottery Numbers
  • Ice Cream Scoops
  • Vacation Days
  • Donuts
  • Roses
  • When your hometown wins the Superbowl, Stanley Cup, World Series and NBA Finals all in the same year (Not this year Boston!)
  • …. and Springshare’s Multiple Mobile Sites Builder!

If you’ve been looking for a way to create multiple mobile sites for your institution, here’s your opportunity: subscribe to Springshare’s multiple Mobile Site Builder sites! Now other departments within, or outside, of your library can create a mobile presence as easy as 1, 2, 3.

What else is new? We’ve integrated all mobile aspects of LibGuides and CampusGuides, so all of your mobile functionality can be found in one place: Admin Stuff > Mobile Settings:

Admin Stuff Menu

Our Admin Stuff menu has changed a bit - Mobile Settings are now located under the "Customize" heading.

Once there, you’ll be able to modify your mobile settings for your LibGuides/CampusGuides site as well as create/modify your hierarchies for your Mobile Site Builder sites.