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LibGuides 2 Implementation Group: 5/27/2015

Documentation, meeting minutes, and other information from the LibGuides 2 Implementation Group


  • 5 min:  LibGuides 2 review so far
  • 45 min:  Templates and standard boxes


Templates and ready-made boxes

There is a need for someone to be able to write or adapt guides for general purpose things like using eBooks, finding images, and other tasks.

Who is going to maintain the ready-made boxes going forward?

"General Research Tools" would be helpful

Create search boxes for

  • Orbis (already in LibGuides v1)
  • Database A-Z list
  • eJournal titles
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Quicksearch
  • AskYale (already in LibGuides v1)
  • Google Scholar
  • HathiTrust
  • Oxford Reference
  • Finding Aids (already in LibGuides v1)
  • Personal Librarian Lookup (covers Divinity as well)

List from 2/20/2015

  • Good list except:
    • Chicago Manual of Style
    • Video Support for Screencast Snippets
    • NIH public access for Medical
    • Research Impact for Medical and Marx Library
  • Put together a list of links (not a box that people would import, just links) with
    • Public access for Medical
    • Research Impact for Medical and Marx Library
  • Point to Purdue OWL for citation information
  • Link to the writing center (as above)
  • Citation management should go to Citation Management LibGuide
  • How to find a book
  • Should we ask our users which boxes would be most helpful?  Maybe a survey?

Generally speaking, should things that should not be edited be in PDF format (instead of Word)?  Yes.

From 2/25/2015

  • Most of the information requires that someone write a LibGuide.  Who has the time to do this?
  • How to use eBooks would be great.  eBooks @ Yale overview
  • We don't have anyone whose responsiblity is creating general purpose content like how to search eBooks
  • UW Madison has them

We'll need instructions on how to use the boxes

Kill the Library News box

Kill Services During 2013 Recess box