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OpenSearch Compliance and LibX Browser Bar Support

LibGuides is now OpenSearch compliant!  From the OpenSearch Wikipedia page: “OpenSearch is a collection of technologies that allow publishing of search results in a format suitable for syndication and aggregation. It is a way for websites and search engines to publish search results in a standard and accessible format.” What…

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New LibGuides Features, and Improved Community Site

Thanks to the (awesome) feedback and ideas from our client libraries LibGuides is getting better all the time. The latest round of feedback/ideas resulted in the 4 new features we just released. The new look for the Community Site (http://community.libguides.com), with cleaner interface and the ability to browse guides by Subject. See…

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LibGuides Integration with Twitter

We’ve achieved a lot of “firsts” in the Library software world in terms of web 2.0 stuff – LibGuides was one of the first commercial library software with a Facebook app (we now have three), among the first to integrate with Del.icio.us, etc. Today I am pleased to announce another “first”…

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User Management in LibGuides and New API Functions

We rolled out another set of new LibGuides features this weekend. There are a lot of little things in this release, like code optimizations which will make the pages load faster, but the main new features are: Sys admins now have a real user account management console, from which they can create new…

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Google Search Box as a Content Box Type

Among the new features we announced today, the “Google Search Box” content box type is perhaps the most important because it is a harbinger of future functionality for searching content inside LibGuides boxes. Our grand plan for world library domination involves creating a set of APIs which anybody (e.g. library…

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New LibGuides Features Announced

Our tech guys have been busy cranking out code so we have another batch of new features to announce. They all come as a direct result of the suggestions and ideas from our customers, so keep up the great work and continue providing us constructive feedback. The new features we…

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Twitter in LibGuides Profiles

For those of you who use (popular micro-blogging platform) Twitter, we are happy to announce that you can now link to your feed right in your LibGuides profile.  All you need to do is add your Twitter username to your LibGuides profile, and we will automatically add an icon and link to your…

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Third Column (Profile Column) Content Boxes in LibGuides

It is now possible to add content boxes in the profile column on your guides. This gives you more flexibility in  organizing your guide content. Note that the content boxes will appear below the profile box – the profile box is always at the top of the right column, unless the profile is hidden in…

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“Guide Index” Tab for LibGuides users

A few LibGuides librarians (especially sys-admins) have asked us how they can see the list of all private / unpublished / published guides in the system. This information was available but it was in different places and not easily found, so we created a tab called “Guide Index”, which lists…

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New Options for Moderating Comments in LibGuides

We have added a few new options in LibGuides for dealing with comments. As local LibGuides sites become more popular and replace Google and Wikipedia as *the* sources of reliable information (just kiddin’, but hey – nobody knows information better than librarians, so why not?) the issues with comment spam may…

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