We noticed that many of our clients are creating A-Z Database Lists in LibGuides. So, we want to make it easier for you to create and maintain these guides, and to that effect we are close to finishing a major new enhancement called, well, A-Z Database List Management (not a lot of room for creativity on naming this).
This new functionality will help you create and manage A-Z lists, but most importantly it will enable you to import (and sync) existing lists from external sources, i.e. from the companies which provide A-Z list management tools. With the import function you won’t have to go thru the tedious process of entering these links manually in LibGuides – you’ll just select your A-Z provider, authenticate, and voila – the list will magically appear in LibGuides, in a separate A-Z guide.
We hope to be able to offer imports from many A-Z list providers eventually, but we are thrilled that our first partners in this endeavor are our good friends at Serials Solutions. We are at the stage where we would like to test this with a real-world data import, so if you are both LibGuides/CampusGuides client *and* Serials Solutions A-Z list client, please drop us a line at support at springshare dot com. You can help us import your data into the system and in the process we’ll iron out all the little issues that may come up.
So, again, if you use Serials Solutions A-Z product drop us a line – you won’t regret it 😉 – support at springshare dot com.