Matthew Reidsma

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LibGuides 2.0 Beta Redesign

In August, we’ll be switching to the newly rewritten LibGuides 2.0 from Springshare. I’ve been working for a few months with the LibGuides committee on preparing for the transition, which involves two things:

  1. Designing the new site
  2. Cleaning up and updating content

I’m happy to say that a big part of the first task is complete. I’ve updated the LibGuides 2.0 homepage and guide templates to match our library’s website. The goal is a seamless experience for folks using guides in the future.

LibGuides 2.0 Homepage
LibGuides 2.0 Guide template

Folks who have had LibGuides accounts in the past should have received an email with information on accessing LibGuides 2.0. If you haven’t, drop Alicia or me an email and we’ll get you straightened out.

Important dates to remember:

  • July 29 Target date to migrate content from LibGuides 1.0 to LibGuides 2.0. At this point we’ll stop updating the LG 1.0 pages, although they will still be live.
  • August 18 Switch to LibGuides 2.0 as a default interface, just in time for Fall!

I’ll be holding a bunch of drop-in work sessions with folks from the LibGuides committee in between content migration and our go live date so folks with LibGuides content can get some help optimizing their content. I’ll schedule those dates as we get closer.

As always, drop me a line if you have any questions!