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InteractiveHarvardUTSGuide. Referencing tool 2014. What is an API? Springshare: LibGuides - Web 2.0 for Library 2.0. A librarian, writer and educator reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons. Springshare - Web Software for Libraries and Educational Institutions. A CMS platform for great digital experiences. LibGuides, you’re not “Web 2.0″ without an open API. Update: I’ve been in touch with a Springshare representative who tells me that things like the contextually aware D2L widget from Portland State University will work in LibGuides 2.0 and apparently, the responses we’d received from support were based on hypotheticals (though we’d explicitly sent the link to PSU’s code in our emails to support).

LibGuides, you’re not “Web 2.0″ without an open API

This is very good news, but I am dismayed that it takes a blog post to receive a straight answer, because what we’d heard from support originally was that there was a change in access to the API. What I do know for sure is that if you want to use JSON data and full access to the API, you will need to upgrade to the CMS product and that what they used to call an API wasn’t a true API. So there isn’t access to the full API with LibGuides 2.0, but apparently there never was, FWIW. When you think of Web 2.0 (a term I know you know I dislike), what do you think of? Rounded corners? To Infinity (Well, LibGuides 2.0) And Beyond. Part 1 of my two-part series introducing LibGuides CMS for use as a library website.

To Infinity (Well, LibGuides 2.0) And Beyond

Also read Part 2: Making LibGuides Into Library Websites (March 27). LibGuides is a content management system distributed by Springshare and used by approximately 4800 libraries worldwide to curate and annotate resources online. Generally librarians use it to compile subject guides, but more and more libraries are also using it to build their websites. In 2014, Springshare went public with a new and improved version called LibGuides 2.0. Evaluation of Web 2.0 Technologies Application in Selected Indian Libraries. Welcome - Study & research tools - LibGuides at Curtin University. Content Management Systems (CMS) Many libraries have started to use content management systems as a tool to build and manage their web presence.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

The advantages of using a CMS to build a library website include: Separation of content, logic, and data Ability for multiple content providers (many staff members can edit the website, rather than just one expert) Easier or automatic integration with Web 2.0 tools (built in RSS for instance) Many cool add-ons that provide added functionality to the website (an Events Calendar for instance) These are just a few of the most common CMSs being used in the library community.

Drupal Libraries. University of Technology, Sydney Library. Introduction to Content Management Systems. Eli the Computer Guy. Making LibGuides Into Library Websites – LITA Blog. Welcome to Part 2 of my two-part series introducing LibGuides CMS for use as a website.

Making LibGuides Into Library Websites – LITA Blog

Read Part 1 (with comments from Springshare!). This companion piece was released March 27. What is a CMS? Open Educational Resources. Springshare LibGuides Help and Documentation Material type: Documentation and TutorialsInstitution: SpringshareCost: Free.

Open Educational Resources

Home - Harker Library Portal - LibGuides at The Harker School. School Library Examples - Power Your Library Website with LibGuides CMS - Springshare Buzz at Springshare. Nancy Florio Berkshire School: This past June, I took over the position of Library Director at Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA - a co-ed, New England college preparatory boarding and day school.

School Library Examples - Power Your Library Website with LibGuides CMS - Springshare Buzz at Springshare

I have been a loyal LibGuides enthusiast for 12 years and one of my first big projects at Berkshire was to bring LibGuides to the community. I was looking to create a website portal for our guides and discovered that LibGuides CMS had the power to help me make that happen. Previously I created my library website in Dreamweaver and had it hosted on an independent server. Having my LibGuides and website on the same platform has been transformational.