Are you ready for it? We know you are. 😉
Well, we’re nearly there! We know you have tons of questions, so we’re here to answer the ones we’re getting most often…
When will I be able to migrate my LibGuides v1 content into my LibGuides v2 system?
We’re working on the scripts and will then test them; we’ll start migrating systems after we’ve run through testing and verify the scripts are working properly. Based on our current timeline, we’re planning to start migrating systems toward the end of April.
How will I request my content migration?
There will be a button in your LibGuides v2 Beta system, similar to the one in your LibGuides v1 system for requesting the beta site.
We are also working on a scheduling system where admins can schedule their migration to run within a 24 hour period of their choice.
How long will migration take?
Once we start running the scripts, it should only take a few hours. Actual run time depends on how much content is in your LibGuides v1 system.
What will / will not transfer from LibGuides v1 to LibGuides v2?
There are more FAQs below this table regarding details for accounts and guide content, so keep reading after you look over the table!
|Will be Migrated||Will Not be Migrated|
|All User Accounts||System / Group Banner Images|
|All Guides / Guide Content||System / Group Custom HEAD Code|
|Statistics||System / Group Custom Header Code|
|Images in the Image Manager||System / Group Custom Footer Code|
|Subjects||Printer Friendly Custom HEAD Code|
|Tags||Printer Friendly Custom Header Code|
|Friendly URLs||Printer Friendly Custom Footer Code|
|Groups (LibGuides CMS Only)||Tab / Box Color Choices|
|Resource Icons||Custom Analytics Code|
|Access Rules (LibGuides CMS Only)||System / Group Homepage Options|
|Language Options||Admin Alert Box Content|
If you see something missing from this list, it’s because we’re still working out details for it.
Will the migration overwrite any of the content I’ve already added to my LibGuides v2 Beta site?
Nope, it’ll just add new content. Anything you added before the migration will remain.
What if I already created accounts in my LibGuides v2 Beta system? And what account info gets migrated?
No worries! If the user’s account already exists in your Beta site, the migration will simply match up the account IDs between v1 and v2 systems so guides, etc., continue to be associated with the right account as they’re brought in.
Of course, this assumes a 1:1 match! If your v2 username is different from the one in your v1 system, it will not match and a second account will be created. So, as long as you use the same email address for your username in both sites, you’ll be all set!
As for what gets migrated: name, password, user level, profile information except: office hours, badges, custom boxes.
User Levels: LibGuides v1 Librarian and Regular account levels = LibGuides v2 Regular account level.
Password: You will use your LibGuides v1 password the first time, then will be asked to reset your password to meet the new password requirements in LibGuides v2.
Will guide content from v1 be added as the same content “type” in v2?
Yes! If you have a Links & Lists or Simple Web Links box in v1, that will be added as a General box with Link content items in v2. The same is true for books, documents & files, media / widgets, etc.
Rich text content will be added as the rich text content type in a General box as well. What will not happen is automatic translation of links within rich text areas into Link content items (a.k.a. Link Assets). You will need to make that change manually after migration is complete if you would rather change those lists of a tags into lists of Link content items / assets.
Admin level users will be able to designate which links in their v1 system should be imported into their v2 systems as Database content items.
If you have created tabbed boxes or boxes of rotating images using code from our FAQs or other code you created, those will not transfer into the system using the new Tabbed Box or Gallery Box types. That will be a manual change you’ll need to make after migration is complete.
Content will be copied in box for box. Any combining of content into one larger box will need to be done manually after migration is complete.
Will there be a guide / checklist for migration information?
Yes! We’re currently working on a whole guide all about migration: how it’s going to work and things you should do before (get your content ready to move!) / after migration (get your content ready for going live!). It’ll also include a downloadable checklist of items, so you can revel in the satisfaction of crossing things off the list. (We love that… 😉 )