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LibGuides 2: Training for Authors: Maintenance

Keep Content Current

Current information and links that work are critical to providing the info our users need so schedule regular maintenance of your guides to provide the best possible experience for your users.

Tools for Keeping Current

Log in to LibGuides. You'll find these tools in the orange bar at the top of the screen.

  • Link Checker
  • Statistics
  • Asset Manager
  • Images Manager

Reusable Content

Reuse content rather than recreating it whenever possible.

  • Pages
  • Boxes
  • Content Items:
    • Images
    • Links
    • Documents
Best practice Reuse link Link will update when master link is updated
Good Reuse box Box will update when master box is updated
Poor Copy content/layout from an existing guide Duplicates links and boxes - will NOT update when originals are updated
Best practice Links added as Links/Lists Create or reuse assets. Reused links will update if master is updated.
Poor Links added in Rich Text/HTML Does NOT update automatically

 

Asset Manager

Sources stored and updated in the Asset Manager can be reused (mapped) throughout your guides.

Source types:

  • Links
  • Media / Widgets
  • Books from the Catalog
  • Documents / Files
  • RSS Feeds

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