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LibAnswers and LibCal Features Coming Your Way!

We have a small but exciting release coming to you this time around. These releases are on their way to you next week, and will be live in all regions by the end of the day on Friday, April 19, 2024. LibCal We’ve introduced an Import Utility for Event Registrations! API endpoint support has been added for the Seats/Spaces Check In/Out functionality. There is now a customizable email sent to patrons when they cancel an event registration via the public link. For more details on these and more, head over to the Lounge’s LibCal April Release post! Training resources for…

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Monthly LibGuides Stats – May 2008

Here are the most recent cummulative stats for the LibGuides community. Community Sites: 215 Librarian Accounts: 3556 Total Guides: 7973 Total Pages: 49,225

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LibGuides – 200th Member Site!

Northfield Mount Hermon School joined LibGuides this morning, bringing our total site count to 200!  Our membership has just about doubled since January, and we have quite a few more groups that will be joining the community in the next few months. Thanks to everyone for making the first half of 2008 a very successful one for Springshare and our LibGuides community members!

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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 profile pages.   If you are already using Twitter, you can follow us at http://twitter.com/springshare, and be the first to know about new features…

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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 which case the content boxes will appear on top. You can also move content boxes between the profile column and…

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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 all guides in your system, filtered by the publication status. This tab is available from any admin page, including the…

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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 become a problem so we have built in a few safeguards for LibGuides administrators to deal with this. There are…

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Improved Guide Layout

Based on user feedback we have made a few changes to the guide layout. The result is a cleaner and more standardized interface for visitors who are looking at your LibGuides. 1) We have added “breadcrumbs” in the upper left corner, just below the banner. Here, visitors will find links back to the LibGuides homepage, and back to your institution’s homepage. 2) The search box is now centered on the page,…

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New LibGuides Release with Important New Features

We are very pleased to announce the release of several important new features in LibGuides. As a true web application, LibGuides is a “work in progress” and we are adding new functionality to the system all the time, based on the feedback and requests from our user community. This is, among other things, one of the perks our institutions get for the annual license – they are always assured the latest…

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Monthly LibGuides Stats – April 2008

Here are the most recent cummulative stats for the LibGuides community. Community Sites: 183 Librarian Accounts: 3001 Total Guides: 6565 Total Pages: 34,747 Number of Visits 177,824 Monthly Page Views: 2,660,335

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Exporting LibGuides Reports to Excel

To further support integration with 3rd party applications and services, LibGuides can now export its statistics reports into two new formats. The “Plain” option will display your report in a new window, formatted in such a way that it can easily be copied and pasted into another application or sent to your printer.  The “Excel” option will allow you to view the selected report in Microsoft Excel, or any other…

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