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Honorable Mentions II

I will keep this one short and sweet…thanks to Wayne @ ‘Princeton Academic Librarian’ and Bob @ ‘Striking Thoughts’ for their recent reviews of LibGuides.  Links and excerpts below…

Academic Librarian

“For those who don’t know, Libguides is a site that lets you create locally branded subject and library research guides that are very easy to make and take advantage of lots of social softwarey stuff. Here’s what our trial version looks like. Here’s what the developed and implemented site at Boston Collegelooks like. Libguides has all sorts of features I haven’t used yet, such as chat and rss and alerts, but the main part of it works like a wiki. It’s easy to add content and make it come out looking good…”

Striking Thoughts

“Our library just subscribed to LibGuides and I have to say that I am very pleased. We are still figuring it out and only a handful of us have even started to create a guide. Still, I have to say that my initial opinion of the product is positive. Aside from the 2.0 aspect of social networking, I think its strongest feature would be ease of use. It took me about 1.5 hours to create a guide and the guide looks very slick and professional. In short: You end up with an end-product that makes your library look like it’s on the cutting edge of technology…”

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