Archive for January 29, 2008

One Hundred (and change!)

Springshare is proud to announce that our LibGuides community has reached 101 member libraries – including many of the world’s most innovative academic, public and special libraries!  We are amazed at how rapidly our community is growing, and how LibGuides is quickly becoming a premiere destination for research and study.

Thank you to our existing members for making LibGuides such a success, and for those of you that are considering a subscription, we look forward to having you on board soon!

For a complete list of our community members please visit

Adding LibGuides to the iPhone Home Screen

Thanks to a recent software update from Mr. Jobs and the rest of the brilliant minds at Apple, iPhone users are now able to add custom icons to their homescreen.  To add a nice and shiny LibGuides icon to your nice and shiny iPhone, follow these simple steps:

1) Open up your Safari browser on the iPhone and browse to your LibGuides website, for example

2) Tap the plus (+) icon towards the bottom of the Safari window and then the “Add to Home Screen” button when prompted.

3) Enter a name for your new icon – we suggest “LibGuides” because its the right length – and tap the “Add” button at the top-right of the screen.

When you return to your Home Screen you will see a LibGuides icon, that when tapped, takes you directly to your LibGuides site!  Enjoy!

New Version of LibGuides!

We are pleased to announce a new, improved, better, cooler version of LibGuides. It was rolled into production a few days ago and the first impressions from our community are very positive. Kudos are rolling in and it is music to our ears! Thanks to all of you who contributed your ideas, suggestions, and feature requests, which all resulted in this new version.

Here is the overview of new features.

Keep up the good work and keep the ideas flowing. We’ll do our part and keep working on making LibGuides even better.