Archive for November 25, 2007

LibGuides and the NASA Glenn Technical Library

Springshare is happy to welcome the latest member of the LibGuides community – the NASA Glenn Technical Library!

As started on their website, the “Glenn Technical Library is a science and engineering research library providing books, journals, electronic resources and documents supporting the research in and study of aeronautics, space propulsion & power, communications technology, materials and structures, and microgravity science.”  Phew!

For more information about the Glenn Research Center please visit their website, where they offer educational resources for students of all ages.  http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education

Research Guides 2.0

Librarian “Mick” is an avid LibGuides user of North Eastern Illinois University’s LibGuides. He has put together several great LibGuides-related posts on his blog. One post reveals his (excellent and very timely) thoughts about what Pathfinders 2.0 should look like – check it out at “LibGuides and my Philosophy of Pathfinders 2.0

In addition, Mick has also created several “How to design a LibGuide” posts. Check out Part 1 (Rich Text Box), Part 2 (Web Links), Part 3 (RSS Feeds/Podcasts), Part 4 (Videos and del.icio.us), Part 5 (Utility Boxes), and Part 6 (Profile boxes).

 Great stuff Mick, keep it up!

Raw Weblog Statistics for LibGuides

Hello Folks,There hasn’t been much activity on our support blog because we are busy working on the new version. You’ll be impressed, I assure you 🙂

We have a question for the community, and some feedback would be appreciated. In the next release, we are thinking of making available raw weblog statistics for each library (on a monthly basis). These logs would offer a wealth of data which goes far beyond the basic statistics offered thru the LibGuides interface. You would be able to see things like user’s browser types and versions, screen resolutions, access times, busy times when the usage of your system is at its peak, the length of user sessions, search terms, search engine hits, etc. The amount of detail will depend on the weblog statistics package you use at your library (WebTrends, Google Analytics, AWStats, etc.) and what specific information is most important to you.

Would you like to have these raw logs available for download? This question is mainly for LibGuides system administrators. Let us know – either post a comment on our user community forums, or send us an email to support@springshare.com