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Some help for creating and editing LibGuides:
 
Some help for creating and editing LibGuides:
*[http://go/libguides%20http://guides.middlebury.edu Go/libguides] (main platform)
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*[http://go/libguides%20http://guides.middlebury.edu Go/libguides] (main Middlebury platform)
 
*[http://guides.middlebury.edu/admin_help.php LibGuides Help from Springshare]
 
*[http://guides.middlebury.edu/admin_help.php LibGuides Help from Springshare]
 
*[http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/LIS/images/f/fb/LibGuides-StepByStep.pdf LibGuides Step-By-Step] (PDF)
 
*[http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wikis/LIS/images/f/fb/LibGuides-StepByStep.pdf LibGuides Step-By-Step] (PDF)

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Basics

Some help for creating and editing LibGuides:

Tips for Creating Libguides
  • Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
  • Text: Keep it brief! users mainly want links, examples.
  • Headings: Keep it brief (but not too brief!): make informative/intuitive to students.
    • Example: “Which style should I use?”
  • Comments availability:
    • Recommendation: Consider enabling for entire page only.
    • How to turn off for entire page or for individual boxes: see Toggling comments
  • Add “Ask a librarian” sidebar box widget and your profile box in right column
  • Style issues creators cannot change because they are default for site consistency
    • Color of headings
    • Box borders
    • Pages: Column widths
    • Tab styles and colors