Manage Content Like a Pro
LibGuides CMS (formerly known as CampusGuides) takes your LibGuides to the next level. Easily manage hundreds of guides, create groups, manage content and users... It's a full content management system wrapped up in an easy to use package.
ENTERPRISE-LEVEL CONTENT MANAGEMENT BUILT FOR LIBRARIES
LibGuides CMS opens up a world of new possibilities for managing your web presence - for your guides and for your website in general. Create Groups and control who can access what using Access Controls. Use LibGuides CMS as your library website. Create forms and surveys using the Form Builder. Foster discussions using LibGuides CMS Discussion Boards. Plus a lot more CMS goodies...
Organize Content with Groups & More Account Levels
Groups enable better organization of your content. Each group can be thought of as a mini-LibGuides system - you can customize the group homepage, banners, footers, etc. Create as many groups as you want (e.g. Research Guides, Course Guides, Faculty Materials, Library Policies, Young Adults, Book Clubs, etc.) You could even create an intranet for Internal Library Documents and Discussions using the groups functionality!
LibGuides CMS also has an additional account-level so you can invite faculty and students to create content in the system and collaborate. This enables you to extend the reach of the library on your campus and invite others to participate in the system.
Control Who Can Access Which Content
LibGuides CMS has advanced access controls functionality which enables administrators to set various access rules/policies. For example, you can limit access to the whole system, to specific groups, or even limit access to individual guides. Access is based upon IP addresses or ranges.
In addition to the IP-restrictions options each guide in the system can also be password protected. This is ideal for sensitive information such as internal documentation, governance documents, strategic initiatives, etc.
LibGuides CMS introduces much enhanced functionality for individual guides.
Full Look & Feel Customization For Individual Guides
Each guide in the system has its own header and footer area which is fully customizable to insert stylesheet rules and any other customization which is specific to a particular guide..
Password-protect Individual Guides
Each guide in the system can be password-protected. In addition, LibGuides CMS enables optional password production for individual files and documents uploaded to the system.
Guide Discussion Boards
Each guide in LibGuides CMS gets its own discussion board. Guide owners get notifications of new conversations, messages, etc.
Create customized forms and surveys in a snap! Display forms and surveys within guides, or embed them elsewhere - onto any webpage, blog, LMS system, etc. The survey results are tallied automatically and you get email notifications any time a visitor completes your survey. The look and feel of the forms and surveys can be fully customized, and you can set expiration dates for surveys.
Info Literacy Assessment
Create guides for Information Literacy programs at your library, and embed your assessment surveys and quizzes right within these guides. Get instant and tabulated results!
Formal Feedback and Surveys
Collect formal feedback about library programs and services, about guides, collect feedback about special events, patron suggestions, etc.
Forms for Faculty, Students
Create Appointment Request Forms, Course Reserves Forms, Library Instruction Session Requests, Collection Development Forms, etc.
Forms for Library Departments
Create forms for Interlibrary Loan, or any department which needs online forms. Also create forms for internal library workflow and processes.
LibGuides CMS provides further detail into the usage of your content. Some of the enhanced statical reports include:
LibGuides CMS creates reports on the number of sessions for any custom time period. You can see the details of each session, including the guides and pages viewed by each visitor.
Browser and OS Breakdown
What type of browsers are your visitors using? Operating systems (including mobile)? LibGuides CMS reports will answer these questions.
How are your users finding the content in LibGuides CMS. Our referrer reports tell you where the users are coming from.
Search Query Reports
What things are your users searching for, inside LibGuides? You can find out with LibGuides CMS Search Query reports.
The feature-packed list continues (and we are constantly working with our clients to further improve the LibGuides CMS system).
RSS Feeds & Email Subscriptions for Guide Updates
Assign Passwords to Documents & Files
Customizable META Fields for Guides
Optimized Asset Management
DOES MY LIBRARY NEED LIBGUIDES CMS?
We'd love to talk to you about your website and your CMS needs, and how LibGuides CMS may help you streamline and improve your web presence.
So, send us a note and let's start the conversation.