LibGuides by Springshare
- Launched April 2007
- Content management tool that incorporates Web 2.0 applications.
- Specifically designed for libraries
- Customizable with institution's brand
- Links to more than 30 social networking applications (Facebook, Twitter, Digg. etc).
- Hosted remotely
As of April 2010
- Total Librarian Accounts: 19,754
- Total Guides: 85,260
A Little Background
- NLU started using LibGuides in March 2008.
- Used as a way to work around our Library Web site, which was in desperate need of a redesign…
- Didn’t have Subject/Research Guides, so we basically started from scratch
Old Library Web site
What our old Web Resources pages looked like: