Earlier this week, GLRPPR announced that three of their topic hubs had been repackaged as LibGuides. This announcement probably left many of you wondering, “What exactly does that mean?” I aim to answer that question with this post.
LibGuides is a web 2.0 platform that libraries use to create topical guides to help their users find information. It combines the best features of social networks, wikis, and blogs into one package. Librarians can incorporate RSS feeds, video, web links, bibliographic citations, search boxes, and other finding aids.
LibGuides also allows librarians to create polls and allows users to comment on specific resources and tools within each guide. Users can also sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new content is published, either for particular topics/keywords or for a specific librarian (in this case, GLRPPR).
For a list of GLRPPR guides, visit the GLRPPR profile page on the UIUC Library’s LibGuides web site. You can also see the list of guides I’ve created on my profile page.
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Libguides is a big hit now. Many users are finding its convenience of everything being in one place exciting. Expect to see more libguides popping up as Web 2.0 roars on…