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LibGuides Retreat

LibGuides Retreat

Some tips for working with LibGuides content, presented to the R&I retreat for GVSU, June 3, 2013.

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Matthew Reidsma

May 31, 2013
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  1. LIBGUIDES WRANGLING

  2. USAGE UNDERSTANDING

  3. http://libguides.gvsu.edu/admin_stats.php

  4. CONTENT EVALUATING

  5. Is the Page Title useful as a search result, clear,

    and unambiguous?
  6. Is the Content clear and appropriate to the audience?

  7. Is the Content clear and appropriate to the audience? •

    Well-written • Concise • Error-free • Well-organized
  8. The more expert we become at a subject, the more

    complexity we prefer. “ Donald Norman Living with Complexity, p. 13
  9. http://readability-score.com

  10. Is the Content accurate and up-to-date?

  11. Is the Content accurate and up-to-date? • Names • Titles

    • Locations • Links
  12. None
  13. None
  14. http://libguides.gvsu.edu/admin_linkchecker.php

  15. http://libguides.gvsu.edu/admin_linkchecker.php

  16. http://validator.w3.org/checklink

  17. Does the Page layout enhance or distract from the content?

  18. Does the Page layout enhance or distract from the content?

    • Font variations consistent and logical • Images aligned with text • Easy to scan, uses headings
  19. FINDABLE MAKING IT

  20. Tagging your guides

  21. Tagging your guides Improves findability in:* • LibGuides • Summon

    • Google
  22. None
  23. Summon Disciplines

  24. Summon Disciplines

  25. Scoped Summon Searches

  26. Scoped Summon Searches

  27. Scoped Summon Searches

  28. THANKYOU