Located in Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University is one of the first members of the LibGuides community located outside of the United States. One of Canada’s leading universities, Dalhousie is widely recognized for outstanding academic quality and teaching, and a broad range of educational and research opportunities.
Since joining Libguides a few months ago, Dalhousie librarians have created an incredible list of 145 subject guides, ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Italian Studies. I asked Fran Nowakowski, Information Literacy Coordinator at Dalhousie, how they were able to create so much content in so little time, and this is what she had to say:
LibGuides came along at exactly the right time for us. The method we were using for our subject content was not answering our needs but we needed something in place by September. When I saw LibGuides I knew it was what we needed. The interface is very easy to use and the LibGuides team are very responsive to suggestions for improvements particularly the integration of web 2.0 elements such as meebo and del.icio.us tags. The librarians love it because it is so easy to use and enables them to respond quickly to changing needs.
Kudos to everyone at Dalhousie for creating a very impressive research tool for their patrons!
LibGuides at Dalhousie University: