Archive for Cindi Blyberg

Pre-ALA LibGuides Updates: HTML Validation, Remotes Scripts, LTI, & E-Reserves

Over the last few weeks, we’ve released a bunch of small updates and features that will make your (work)life much easier and fun to boot.

HTML Validation

It’s happened to all of us; you’ve got some widget code, and you paste it into your LibGuide’s Media/Widget asset type and blammo! It blows up your LibGuide. Turns out that your widget code was missing a closing HTML tag. Or, you’re working on some custom CSS code in your Admin Look & Feel area, and you used a single quote instead of a double quote, and now your system’s customization looks cray-cray. You frantically email our support team, and we fix it as quick as humanly possible, but it takes awhile to smooth out your panicked edges. Small HTML/CSS mistakes can have big consequences. So, to keep your stress level down, we’ve added in HTML validation everywhere we could!

How does it work?

Well, if you’re working with HTML code that is missing tags or is not formatted properly, we’ll inform you right then and there! You won’t be able to save it without fixing it; you won’t have to worry about crashing your LibGuide or breaking your customizations anymore. If we alert you to a problem, read the onscreen language and fix it. If you still can’t figure it out, follow the link to the W3C Validation Service and follow the prompts.

HTML Validation

LibGuides HTML Validation

Remote Script AssetRemote Scripts Asset

Drum roll, please! The Remote Scripts asset type has come to LibGuides v2! This content type allows the techies amongst you to embed external content right inside a LibGuides box. You can write scripts (on your own server, in any programming language) to display any type of data from any system without having to use iframes or other tricks. The content you display using your script will display inside a LibGuides box like any other piece of content.

New E-Reserves Features & Bug Fixes

We’ve added some nifty UI features to the E-Reserves module and squashed a few pesky bugs along the way.

  • Course-wide Password Requirement: Worry no more, admins! Turn on a system-wide setting to require password protection for all courses.
  • Easy Course Information Editing: When you’re adding or reviewing E-Reserve items inside a course, you can easily update course info at the same time.
  • E-Reserves Homepage Search: The E-Reserves search box on the LibGuides homepage is now working properly, where it previously returned all courses. Bug smashed!
  • Opening in New/Same Window: Decide whether links should open in a new/same window.
  • E-Reserve Stats Added to Statistical Content Summary: Easily view your total number of courses, items, and total item storage from Statistics > Content Summary.

E-Reserve Counts

LTI Improvements

If you haven’t checked it out already, our LibApps LTI is really the bee’s knees (if bees had knees, of course ;). And it just keeps getting better and better! Our latest round of improvements include:

  • Faster Metadata Deletion: Delete metadata from within the LTI tool directly rather than having to navigate to specific guides, E-Reserve courses, subject categories, etc.
  • Bypass E-Reserve Passwords: Students already inside their courseware tool accessing E-Reserves via LTI (whew!) shouldn’t have to enter another password, and now they won’t have to. Password-protected E-Reserve items bypass password protection since the student is already authenticated into their courseware tool.
  • E-Reserve Items Open in a New Window: When accessing an E-Reserve link or document, it will automatically open in a new tab.
  • Private Guides in the Manual LTI selector : When using the Manual LTI Selector, only private guides for the logged-in user are displayed in the list. If we cannot determine who is logged into LibGuides at the moment of selection, no private guides are shown.

Small Improvements & Fixes

  • mSite Builder & Mobile Safari: When Safari on a mobile device to access an mSite, tapping the ‘Full Site’ link works as it should.
  • Option to Skip Sending ‘Welcome’ Emails: When creating a new account, you can choose whether or not to send either a ‘Welcome’ email to the new account holder. This applies to the ‘Welcome to LibGuides’ email as well as the ‘Welcome to LibApps’ email, if you’re adding a user that does not already have a LibApps account.

Welcome to LibGuides Email

Friday Fun! New LibInsight Features

New Chart Type in Dashboards

We’ve added a new chart option in Dashboards; the new Stacked chart option lets you visualize the multi-select or single-select fields in your custom datasets in a new way. Here’s a side-by-side comparison:

Screenshot of a stacked column chart next to a traditional column chart

While both visualize how different answers compare to one another, stacked charts have the added bonus of indicating the rough total for each option. Stacked charts are available for Bar, Column, and Area charts. They’re only available for Custom datasets right now, but we’ll be bringing these and more to other dataset types.

To try out a Stacked chart, create or edit a Dashboard using a custom dataset that contains a Single Select or Multi-Select field, and check the optional Stacked setting:

screenshot of Edit Row dialog showing the stacked chart checkbox for a sample chart

This is just the first step toward more robust and flexible Dashboards. Watch this space for more news! 🙂

Widget Previews

Do you find it annoying to have to find and copy the URL for an LI widget to see what it’s going to look like? We did too! There’s now a preview button that will open your widgets in a new tab.

Screenshot of the Widgets / APIs screen with the preview icon highlighted. Please note that APIs by nature do not have a preview.

Attach license (and other) files to your database, e-journal and eBook platforms!

When you go to add data to your E-Journals / Databases or eBooks datasets, you’ll see a new License Files tab. There you can attach license files or other important attachments. You can also link directly to this tab from the Platform Management modal (Admin > Manage Datasets > your dataset > Edit Platforms > edit a platform > Manage License files)

Screenshot of the License Files tab on the Record Screen for an e-journal / databases dataset

Improved field creation process for Custom datasets

Before this release, the system date fields for Custom datasets in LibInsight were always named “Start Date” and “End Date.” This often added a couple of steps to the upload process, if the names of your date fields did not match these exactly. Now when you create a Custom dataset and map your date fields to the system date fields, your field names will be retained.

Screenshot of the field creation process adjacent to the fields list in the uploads process, indicating that original field names are retained

 

Quick LibGuides Update: New Layout and Export All Records for Tabular Data

UPDATE to the update: This LibGuides update went live approximately 5:22 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. We hope you enjoy the new look and the All Records Export!

We have heard from quite a lot of you that you’d like to download lists of various things in your systems and massage or share that data with Excel. We’re in the process of implementing new code that will make this much easier. Starting tomorrow, May 3, you’ll see a new “Export all Records” button on some pages with tabular data.

Click that Export All Records button to download an HTML or CSV copy of every record contained in all the pages. Starting on May 3, you’ll see this new layout for the following pages:

  • Content > Guides
  • Content > Assets
  • Content > Assets > A-Z  Database List
  • Tools > Link Checker
  • Admin > Subjects, Tags, & URLs (all three pages)
  • Admin > Groups
  • Admin > Accounts

This new and improved way of handling tables looks a bit different, so here’s a screenshot showing what’s going on:

screenshot of the assets screen  showing Export All Records button and results filtered by "science" in the asset title

Sooper-secret bonus feature!!

Go to Content > Assets > A-Z Database list and click Export All Records. That export now contains the URL, Subjects, Vendors, Types, and Friendly URLs for all your database assets.

New to LibInsight: Track Individual Reference Questions, and More!

Up until now, to track and analyze reference questions, a library had to create a custom dataset. That’s still possible, of course, but if you’re a librarian who likes things in the right categories (and we know you are!), you can use a new option in the Reference Dataset to track those individual transactions.

How? When you create a Reference dataset in your LibInsight installation, you’ll see three options:

Screenshot of options to create Reference Dataset. They are read in the text below this image)

If you are tracking monthly statistics from another reference system, choose “For importing aggregate count of SMS, Chats, Tickets, & FAQs from my Reference system.” To have those numbers automatically harvested for you from LibAnswers, choose the second option. To enter details about each question answered at your desk, choose the third option, “To add individual Reference Questions.”

Bonus! You can integrate a READ scale field if you use that in your library. Analysis of the READ scale values is included in the dataset analysis.

Many folks use LibAnalytics to track their reference questions, and that’s great! LibInsight goes one further and gives you the power of all the field types in the Custom Dataset, applied to your Reference service! Add select fields for items like location or the method used to ask the question; add a multi-select field for items like “Resources Used.” Did you consult the catalog, a database, and a book from the ready reference shelf? No problem! Check all that apply. 🙂 Also available are Numeric, Monetary, Scale, and Date/Time fields. You can divide fields among three columns on the entry form and include text instructions, if you so wish.

Other New Features

We’ve also added a couple of new filters to analysis. For any select field, you can choose “is not” to see records that match all options except the one(s) you choose.

screenshot of the analyze screen with "is not" as the selected filter

We’ve added a multi-select filter to the analysis page for Gate Count datasets so that you can analyze related libraries / entrances as a group:

Screenshot of the gate count analyze screen with two branches selected

Last but not least! You can now edit your Custom and Shared dataset Pre-Defined entries from the Manage Datasets > your dataset screen:

Screenshot of the Manage Pre-defined Entries tab

Spring Goodies! New Features in LibInsight

Spring is officially here in the northern hemisphere, and this year it brings a whole basket of goodies to LibInsight. We are super-excited to announce widgets for Gate Count datasets, a community-wide shared dataset for tracking your ACRL Survey answers, and a special Easter-egg–a new home screen! Here’s the rundown:

Gate Count Widgets

Now you can create forms that you can use to record counts to your Gate Count datasets. Embed a widget in an intranet webpage and your students or staff can enter gate counts without a LibInsight login. There are four types of widgets that you can create:

  • URL-based: send the link to your widget to anyone
  • Embeddable popup: use this code to add your widget as a popup to your LibGuide or other web page.
  • In-page iFrame: use this code to add the entire widget to your LibGuide or other web page.
  • Side button: use this code to create a button on the side of any webpage that will pop your widget up.
screenshot of a gate count widget

Widget for recording to a Gate Count dataset

Community-Wide Shared Dataset: ACRL Survey

Spring does not only bring flowers and showers; spring is also survey time! NSSE, IPEDS, ACRL, ARL, PLA–it’s a veritable bag full of acronyms. Well, this spring, you can enter and track your library’s ACRL Survey answers in the new shared dataset of the same name. Go to Admin > Shared Datasets to accept the share and participate in this LibInsight community dataset. Once you’ve accepted the share, you’ll see the dataset in your datasets list. Go to Record Data > ACRL Survey to enter your library’s statistics for the 2015 survey year:

screenshot of ACRL survey form

ACRL Survey FAQs

Q: What does “community-wide dataset” mean?
A: All data that is recorded to this dataset is visible to any LibInsight subscriber for analysis.

Q: Can someone else change my data?
A: Nope.

Q: What if I don’t have all the answers?
A: No worries, no one has all the answers. Just kidding! If you’re not done yet, Submit your answers. When you go back to Record > ACRL Survey, you can continue.

Q: Can I use LibInsight to submit my numbers to ACRL?
A: Unfortunately, no, but as this dataset grows over time, it will be a good tool to use in Cross-Dataset Analysis to compare to other library activity or to track your data over time. As more libraries contribute their data, you’ll be able to do deeper comparisons across institutions.

Q: Can I enter data from previous years?
A: Unfortunately, no, as the survey was substantially different in years past.

Q: My library doesn’t participate in this survey. Can I remove it from my Shared Datasets?
A: Yes, click Accept Share, then immediately click Remove Share. This action is permanent, so be careful!

New Dataset Wizard

Spreadsheets, tick sheets, COUNTER reports got you down? No problem! Click the new Dataset Wizard to help you decide what type of dataset to create. 

Screenshot of libinsight datset wizard

New Home Screen

Now for the biggest egg in the basket–a new home screen! When you log into LibInsight, you’ll see a dashboard similar to that in other Springy products. From there, you can jump to any number of common tasks, get Springy news and updates, and see your system statistics at-a-glance.

Screenshot of libinsight home screen

Click for larger image

New LibInsight Admin? There’s a bonus for you! When you log in, you’ll see a list of tasks to help get you started. You can Dismiss the list and see it again when you log in next time, or if you’re finished, you can Dismiss Forever to banish it to the land of holidays past. Don’t like it? No problem! Go to your account settings and choose what you would like to see when you log in: the Home screen, a Dataset entry form, or analysis of your favorite dataset. Regular accounts will see only datasets to which they have access.

More New Features!

Other goodies in our spring basket include:

  • Friendly URLs for widgets
  • Screen to administer friendly URLs
  • Zeroes entered in numeric fields are retained rather than kept as “null” values
  • Preview of fields while you’re building a Custom dataset
  • Dataset templates! Copy our templates for Book Request, Instruction Request, Website Feedback and more!
  • When you empty a platform in an e-Journals/Databases or eBooks dataset, the Uploads List is cleared.

LibGuides Updates: Blogs, LTI, and more, oh my!

LibGuides version 2.1.10 is here, and with it come some huge and exciting features!

Many of you have asked for a long time for blogging capability in LibGuides, and we are delighted to tell you that blogs are here! We will be adding more features to blogs in the future, but our first step is to bring you a system-wide blog and the ability to add a blog page to each of your guides. Is there a blogging feature close to your heart? Click the Support tab on any of your LibGuides admin pages to let us know!

What’s a blog? It’s a web page containing posts—pieces of text content—that are arranged in chronological order, with the newest post at the top of the page. Your LibGuides system blog or a blog in a guide is a great way to share news, announcements, and other timely information with your users.

Blog Features

  • Assign any of your LibGuides Subjects to posts
  • Add Books from the Catalog & Database Assets directly into the posts
  • Not ready to publish? No problem! Save as “unpublished”
  • User comments (requires a LibApps login)
  • Subscribe to blog posts via email
  • Connect users to your social media profiles
  • Link directly to a post or a set of posts by subject or month

System blog

Each LibGuides installation (for all LibGuides customers!) has one system-wide blog that has been added to your system. It’s disabled by default, but it’s simple to get started! Go to Content > Blog > Blog Management to enable your system blog.

screenshot of LibGuides system blog and highlighted features (in bulleted list above)

LibGuides System Blog

By default, your system blog has the URL http://your_guides_URL.edu/blog. If you already have that friendly URL assigned somewhere, don’t worry! That page will not be affected until you turn on the system blog, which will give you time to reassign the existing page or guide a different friendly URL.

Once you’ve enabled your blog and created a post or two, add it to your system homepage by going to Admin > Look & Feel > Homepage > Customization > Homepage Boxes / Redirect. Click the Blog button to add it to the homepage sidebar boxes, then drag to your preferred location. Be sure to click Save!

screenshot of homepage boxes

Custom template alert! If you’re using a custom homepage template that does not use the {{content_boxes}} keyword, you will have to add the keyword {{content_box_blog}} to your template for the blog box to show on your homepage.

Guide blog page

Guides have a new blog page type that allows you to add a blog to any of your guides. These work similarly to the system blog—you’ll create posts that are in chronological order.

screenshot of a guide with a blog page

LibGuide with Blog Page

Just like with the System Blog, users can comment and subscribe, link directly to a post or a set of posts by subject or month, and they can link to the guide owner’s social media profiles.

New in Blog content—add Books & Databases directly into the post!

Blog posts aren’t necessarily like guide box content. They’re often time-sensitive pieces of content that don’t necessarily need a permanent space in your guides. Because of this, we added a quick way to add a new or existing book or an existing database asset to your posts.

Click the Book icon to insert a book’s information into your post. You can either add a new book or an existing book. If you add a new book, it is NOT added to your assets repository.

To add an existing database, click the A-Z icon.

screenshot of the buttons to add a book or a database

New to image manager—add a one-time image and keyword searching

Want to add an image to a guide that you know you’ll never need again? Now you can! Prevent clutter in your Image Manager by unchecking the new option “Save this image in my Image Library for later use.”

screenshot of image manager checkboxes to add image to library

Accessible sub-pages!

Accessibility is important to us here at Springshare, and several of you had reported that it was difficult to navigate with the keyboard when a guide contained sub-pages. Want to see it in action? Check out the Getting Started with LibGuides guide on our Support site (login required).

Screen readers will detect a toggle menu. Arrow keys can be used to accessed subpages.

New sharing option!

When creating a guide, you can specify whether your fellow LibGuides authors can make copies of your content. “No” means Two sharing options when you create a guide: No and Internal“no,” they can’t 😃 and “Internal” means “yes” they can. Your content will only be available for copying to the LibGuides community at large if your system’s sharing setting is set to Community.

Smaller features and fixes…

  • If you change the title of a mapped box, all mapped copies will get that reused title, unless a custom title has been specified.
  • When you reuse a hidden page or box, that reused copy will be hidden by default. You can un-hide it as long as you have privileges to do so.
  • Easier-to-use guide creation page: we’ve simplified the options on the Create Guide page and have added more on screen help to guide you through the process.
  • Oops! Ever accidentally delete something you really wish you hadn’t? We have changed all the delete screens in LibGuides so that “Cancel” is the default button. This means that if you click to delete a guide then just press enter, you’ll just close the window rather than actually delete the guide. Rest easy. 😉

But wait, what about LTI?

Just a teaser! We are bringing huge new functionality to the LTI tools in LibGuides CMS. You’ll be able to create a library resources page inside your LMS as well as connect guides “automagically” to every course. We plan to roll these features out to everyone in the next several days. Watch this space for more info! 🙂

LibInsight SUSHI Integration is HERE!

Fish might not go well with our American customers’ Thanksgiving Day turkey, but boy do we have a LibInsight update that we hope you’ll be thankful for—SUSHI integration.

What’s SUSHI? It’s a protocol that enables LibInsight to connect directly to your e-resources vendors for data retrieval, eliminating the middle steps of downloading files from your vendors and uploading them into your E-Journals / Databases or eBooks datasets.   Reports available currently are JR1 (r3 & r4), DB3 (r3), PR1 (r4), and BR2 (r4).

Set Up

To get started, go to Admin > SUSHI Providers to add and manage your connections:

The Add a SUSHI provider screen
For each vendor from which you’ll make requests, you’ll need this information:
  • The SUSHI web service URL
  • Your Requestor ID
  • Your Customer ID

Request a Report

Once you have your datasets and SUSHI credentials set up, head to Record Data > your dataset > choose Platform > SUSHI Harvesting. Select the provider, report type, and time period, click Get Report, and kick back while the data is retrieved for you.

screenshot of SUSHI harvesting request

Be sure to retrieve fewer than 12 months at a time, as that’s usually the maximum that providers allow. We’ll process large files on the server for you and email you when the data is available for analysis.  The data retrieved via SUSHI is included seamlessly along with other data that you add to your e-resources datasets, be they COUNTER reports, generic data, or manually-entered numbers.

Need to Undo? No Problem!

Like with other data entry to E-Journals / Databases and eBooks datasets, you can overwrite data or add to the existing values, and if you need to undo any report, you can do so by going to Record Data > your dataset > choose Platform > Uploads List.

screenshot of a platform's Uploads List demonstrating the SUSHI file naming convention in LibInsight

As with retrieval, we will email you when a file you delete is completely removed from your dataset.

Want to know more about SUSHI? Check out NISO’s General or Librarian FAQs. Also see the Datasets for Databases, E-Journals and eBooks guide in our support site (login required) for more information.

New in LibCal v2’s My Scheduler – Your Free/Busy Times from Google Calendar

You asked, we coded!  Many of you use Google Calendar for your personal calendaring, and until now, you had to manually remove availability times from My Scheduler whenever a new meeting came up.  Duplicate that effort no more!

Configure My Scheduler to check your Google Calendar, and your busy times will be removed from the public side when someone books an appointment:

Screenshot of a meeting in google calendar where the corresponding time is not available for booking from the public side of LibCal

On the Admin side, those busy times are shown to you when you click “Add New Booking”:

screenshot of times not available in My Scheduler admin side due to existing meetings in Google Calendar

Just follow the on-screen instructions for setting this up, or see the Google Calendar Sync guide for more details (authentication required).

We know you’re wondering–what about Calendars and Room Bookings?!  It’s not possible for those to sync automatically from Google Calendar into LibCal at this time due to the complexity of Events and Bookings, but we will be looking into more possibilities in the future.

Please note that all Google Calendar Sync features are not available in LibCal 3/3/3 free installations.

LibCal v2.1 Release is on its way!

LibCal version 2.1 is coming to a browser near you!  This update will be released on March 15 during the late afternoon US time, which is Monday morning, 16 March for our Aussie friends.

Why save the best for last? The best–and biggest–feature in LibCal 2.1 is the integration of LibCal Room Bookings, Events, and MyScheduler into your Google Calendars! We are super-excited to announce that you can now manage Room Bookings, Events, and My Scheduler appointments in LibCal and push them into Google Calendar practically instantly.*

What is this magic?!

You will be using the Google Calendar API to deliver LibCal information directly into your Google Calendars. Don’t know what an API is?  No problem! Just follow the on-screen directions for connecting your calendar, group of rooms, or My Scheduler, and any events, bookings, or appointments created after the configuration will appear in the Google Calendar that you select.  There is a one-time import to get pre-existing items into Google.

To send your LibCal Calendar events to Google Calendar, go to Calendars > (click your calendar name) > Settings > Google Calendar Sync:

screenshot of the google calendar sync settings location in LC Calendar settings

Set it up for your bookable rooms by going to Room Bookings > Settings > Edit > Google Calendar Sync:

screenshot of google calendar sync tab in the group settings page

For My Scheduler, click My Scheduler > Google Calendar Sync:

screenshot of Location of google calendar sync settings in My Scheduler

Please note that Google Calendar Sync is not available for 3/3/3 free LibCal systems.  Please contact sales@springshare.com for upgrade information. 🙂

But wait, there’s more!

We heard from some of you that the Room Bookings confirmation process could be smoother.  Now, when there are restrictions in effect, that maximum is checked against before the confirmation process.  If the maximum has been reached already, an error message will be displayed, and other bookings must be cancelled before new bookings can be made.

Previously, this check was made only after a booking was confirmed by the user, so it was possible to request more than the maximum, but not to actually reach the maximum until after enough bookings were confirmed.

You asked, we coded….

These features and fixes were requested by you:

  • MyScheduler widget not specifying a librarian – Sometimes a user wants to make an appointment with a librarian but doesn’t have a name in mind.
  • Ability to select more than one presenter for an event – Programs and classes are often brought to you by more than one person; give credit where credit is due!
  • Move “Confirmed Bookings” to beneath Room Bookings reservation grid on mobile devices – Book and go, on the go! If your rooms are busier than Grand Central, your users won’t have to scroll through all those bookings before making their own reservations.
  • Add past appointments in MyScheduler – Sometimes folks just drop in, and you should get credit for that!
  • More accessible Room Bookings reservation slot colors – The pink and green colors on the Room Bookings screens have been replaced with more greatly contrasting colors.
  • iCal/ics feeds for individual rooms in a group – Import bookings for just a single room into your calendar program.
  • Permalinks for calendar event categories and campuses – Need to publicise only the Story Time calendar?  Give a URL to the faculty just for the Science Library’s classes?  We got you covered!
  • Ability to hide librarian profiles from public pages – Don’t want to be findable when browsing events by organizer?  No sweat! Go to Profile and uncheck the “Enable Public Profile Page” box.  Admin users you can change this for any account by going to Admin > Accounts > Edit and unchecking the same box.
  • Print-friendly options for public calendars – Want to print what you see and post it outside a room or at your service desk?  No prob, Bob!  Just look for the printer icon at the top-right of every public calendar page.

 

LibGuides v2.1.4 is Live!

Changes in the way assets work

LibGuides LogoWe heard from many of you that it was frustrating that Regular and Editor-level accounts were not able to edit assets that they did not own, even on guides to which they were assigned as editors. It’s been a long time coming, but this is now fixed!  Please note this applies to all assets except databases.

Here’s a breakdown of the issues that this fix addressed:

  • Admin users can edit all assets, wherever they reside–in guides or in Content > Assets.  This has not changed.
  • Regular and editor-level accounts can edit any assets on guides they own or edit and can customize fields in assets owned by others.
  • When someone leaves your organization, you can reassign ownership of their assets when you reassign ownership of their guides.

Here’s a breakdown of what happens when you edit assets in various places.  Protip: the blue help bubbles will tell you where your changes will appear, so read them! 😉

  • When editing an asset, an asterisk will appear next to its original location.  Edits made to the original location appear wherever that asset is used except where fields have been customized:
    Screenshot of an asset edit screen
  • When you reuse an asset, you are creating a mapping of that asset.  You can customize certain fields after the fact.  Any edits you make to a mapped asset within a guide appear only in that guide.
  • Edits made to assets in their original locations are reflected in all mapped copies of that asset, except for any fields that were customized in mappings.
  • Instead of reusing and editing a single asset multiple times, consider making your own copy of that asset.  Any edits you make on your copy will appear anywhere your copy is reused.

This is explained more fully in the Managing Assets guide. Check it out!

In-Context Help!

New in-context help icons will get you help, STAT, right where you are.  The types of information you’ll see are:

  •  Links: a gray or orange question mark indicates general information.  Click the ? to be taken to a guide relating to the task at hand.
  •  Information: orange circles with exclamation points indicate related information. Hover over them to read.
  •  Warnings: important information appears when you hover over a red triangle.

More API Options!

These options have been added under Tools > API.  For full documentation and output examples, please visit the API pages in your system.

  • GET Guides v1.1
  • GET Accounts
  • GET Subjects
  • GET Assets
  • For GET Guides/:id/pages, guides/:id/boxes, and guides/:id/meta, please see the API v1.0 page that is linked from the bottom of Tools > API.

Referrer URLs for Statistics (CMS only)

  • Now see where your users are coming from by checking out the referrer URLs in guide page statistics.  Go to Statistics > Guides, run a report, and click a guide’s name.  If any referring URL information is available, you can view those by clicking the eye icon next to the number of views:
    Screenshot of statistics module showing referring URLs for a guide page

Bug Fixes and Smaller Enhancements

  • Side-nav guides with a single page now display a tab for that page, where they did not before. This allows for the display of sub-pages and box-level navigation:
    screenshot of a guide with one page, one sub-page, and two box-level navigation pills
  • Any HTML in asset descriptions is rendered everywhere that description is displayed, including on-hover popovers and the Databases tab on Subject pages:
    screenshot of a book description where HTML code is rendered properly
  • When you reuse a box, you can now rename your reused version:
    Screenshot of where to customize a box name during the reuse process
  • When the character limit for the Rich Text Editor is exceeded, a message pops up letting you know how many characters must be removed:screenshot of error message displayed when character limit is exceeded
  • Author links in Guides Lists go to the right place now. 😉
  • Publication Workflow cannot be enabled without first choosing at least one Reviewer.
  • Guide-level XML exports are available from Guide Edit (menu icon) > Request XML Export:Location of guide level XML export request
  • Email templates have a new design.  You’ll see these when you create an account or reuse a guide, and in a few other instances.
  • The LibGuides 2 support form sends your tickets into our LibAnswers 2 system!  We have switched to using LibAnswers for our customer support, and we LOVE it.