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Join the Springshare Team!

Have you heard? The Springy Team is expanding, we’re adding an additional person to our Marketing Team! If you have a background in libraries / marketing / graphic design / working with Springshare tools, this might just be the role for you. From writing blog posts to leading webinars, our small but mighty team does a little bit of everything so you’ll have the opportunity to use the skills you already have, but also learn and grow on the job. Responsibilities Include: Planning and delivering webinars. Creating and managing content for our Buzz website, SpringyNews Newsletter, SpringyCamp, and social media….

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Blast Off @ Boston College

Congratulations to Ken, and the rest of the team at Boston College, for taking their “LibGuides @ BC” system live this week. It really is amazing how much they have achieved in only a few weeks time, and I’m sure the best is yet to come! If you looking for an excellent example of what the LibGuides system is capable of, I highly recommend that you explore what BC has created at http://libguides.bc.edu. You can…

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Using Templates When Creating Guides

We have added a new option for users creating a new Guide in LibGuides. Now you can choose to copy the style (and content) from an existing Guide and then work from there, rather than starting with a blank/empty Guide. When you click on the “Create New Guide” link on the main admin page, you will see a new option – “Use Template From” and then a dropdown box of…

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Friendly URLs in LibGuides

We heard you – you wanted “friendlier” urls for your Guides. When you are talking to patrons (or need to put the Guide url on paper) it would be neat if your Guide could have a simple url, like http://libguidesdomain/education (for your Guide about Education resources) or http://libguidesdomain/comm230 (for your comm230 course Guide). Now you can do just that! Here’s how: On your Guide admin page, click on the “status”…

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Reusing Content in LibGuides

We have launched another important feature in LibGuides – the ability to make an exact copy of any content box in the system. This way you can add or modify the copied box without affecting the original. This new feature, in addition to the ability to link to boxes, speeds up the process of creating new Guides and pages – you can simply link to any previously created box in…

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New Drag and Drop functionality in LibGuides

We have rolled out several exciting new features which enable you to have more control over organizing the content on your Guides. Many of you wanted more ways to order items, rather than just displaying things alphabetically. You asked, we delivered! You can now reorder the tabs on your guide with a simple drag-and-drop interface, by clicking on “add/edit” link (the same link you use to add new tabs/pages). You…

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The cat is out of the bag!

It has been a busy and exciting few days here at Springshare, as LibGuides and LibMarks were mentioned on the popular DIG_REF user group.  Thanks to the following people who reviewed our new applications on their blogs! Gerry from the “Engaged Library Services” blog: http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2007/06/libguides-web-20-library-knowledge.html Ken from the “Tracking Changes/Changing Tracks” blog: http://muddyriver.us/newlib/?p=45 “Ratcatcher” from the “tunaiskewl” blog: http://tunaiskewl.wordpress.com/2007/06/06/springshare/ We are very much looking forward to hearing from the rest of…

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LibGuides now supports tagging!

We are pleased to announce that LibGuides now fully supports tagging of Guides. When you create a new Guide you can associate any number of tags with it. At the top of the screen, below Guide description you will see a new option – Tags. Click on add/edit to add tags to your Guide. The LibGuides homepage now features a tag cloud, listing most popular tags. Users can search Guides…

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Hello Springys!

Welcome to Springshare official support blog. This is where we will post all support and product related announcements for existing customers. In addition, make sure you visit other customer resources, such as forums, f.a.q., etc. Happy Springsharing!

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