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LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibCal, and LibStaffer Features Coming Your Way!

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, July 26, 2024. LibAnswers We’ve introduced Publishing Workflows for FAQs! SMS tickets now support sending/receiving images in the US and CA regions. The Out of Office status can now send an “away” reply to patrons. For more details on these and more, head over to the Lounge’s LibAnswers July Release post! Training resources for LibAnswers: live sessions | recorded sessions | SpringyU self-paced learning LibCal SMS Reminders for Event Registrations are here! We’re adding customizable Event…

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Monthly LibGuides Stats – June 2008

Here are the most recent cummulative stats for the LibGuides community. Community Sites: 257 Librarian Accounts: 4265 Total Guides: 9859 Total Pages: 56,993

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Honorable Mentions: Anaheim Edition

Library Lady Dee posted about adapting LibGuides to document internal library procedures and policies.  While the “hit by a bus” analogy is a bit of a downer, the idea of reaching out from beyond the grave to instruct on ILL intricacies makes up for it.  Thank you Dee, and please be careful crossing the street! Cindi has created a great LibGuides intro video for the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase 2008…

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New Springshare Website is Live

Our new website is live at and we think it came out great! Be sure to check out the new video on the LibGuides page.

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Another LibGuides Related Presentation @ ALA

The excellently titled “Research Guides Remixed” – hosted by Steven from Princeton University and Margaret from Oregon State – will cover the creation of research guides via LibGuides as well as Oregon’s ICAP. Part of the ACRL College Science Librarian’s Discussion Group, the session takes place Sunday, June 29th, 2008  01:30 pm – 03:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orange County (HYATT) Salon I. Springshare’s Libguides, Oregon State University’s open…

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Springshare @ ALA Annual Conference

Just a reminder that we will be at the ALA Annual conference in Anaheim, CA later this month.  If you are attending the conference, please set aside some time to come by booth #874 and introduce yourself. During the conference, Tiffany and Kathryn from DePauw will be hosting a poster session titled “Guides 2.0: Supporting Campus Programming and Current Events” that explores LibGuides beyond traditional subject guides.  From the session abstract……

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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 techies who wish to create native catalog search content box in LibGuides, or database publishers who wish to create a…

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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 are announcing today are: Enhanced user profiles. The system administrators can now define up to 5 additional fields for user…

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New Look of the LibGuides Community Site

Based on the feedback from our users, we have revamped the LibGuides community site. The URL is still the same – so check it out when you have a moment. Besides the cleaner look, we have added a new feature – “Browse Institutions” which enables you to filter and find institutions by State/Country, in addition to the old method of filtering institutions alphabetically. So, now you can find all LibGuides institutions…

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Customizing the Look and Feel of LibGuides

As most of our LibGuides admins know, there is a  system-wide customization screen in the Admin functions area (under the System Settings tab). This screen enables you to customize the look and feel of your LibGuides system. With a bit of knowledge of html and css style sheets, you can go a step further and truly customize every aspect of the look and feel of your LibGuides. To help you along, we created a…

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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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