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Customization Feature


LibGuides CMS

Choice of guide-level navigation styles

Organize Guides Into Groups - Create an unlimited number of Groups

Unrestricted global customization of system

Unlimited Guide Template Customization

Customize Groups & Individual Guides

Customize hard-coded language on specific groups of guides (e.g., labels in one group of guides in English, another in Spanish)

Internal "Sandbox" type functionality for developing look & feel changes


Integrations Feature


LibGuides CMS

Courseware Integration via LTI

Include guides, A-Z Databases, or course reserves (with E-Reserves Module) in your discovery layer with OAI-PMH 

Realtime, RESTful, & Secure API

Import subscription database links from Serials Solutions or via Excel template

Embeddable Widgets


Security & Authentication Feature


LibGuides CMS

Secure File Uploads & Password Protection in the Docs & Files Asset

Ability to log into Springy Apps with SSO

Restrict Access by IP and/or route LibGuides system through proxy authentication layer

Secure guides & groups via password protection or SSO

Internal/Restricted functionality for creating a Staff Intranet


Content Creation Feature


LibGuides CMS

Unlimited Guide Creation

Asset types to choose from (to assist with adding various types of content)

File Uploads (Docs & Files Asset)

10MB / file

20MB / file

Subject Categories & Tags to help organize your guides

Global Asset Management Area

Discussion Boards: Public system-wide discussion board, internal discussion board, public discussion board pages in your guides, internal discussion board specific to each guide

Blog functionality with email notifications, RSS feeds, widgets, and automatic Twitter integration

Dedicated A-Z Database Asset Management Area

Advanced A-Z functionality including custom fields, multiple A-Z lists, and more

Extra Bowker info in the Books from the Catalog Asset


Accounts & Management Feature


LibGuides CMS

Unlimited Accounts

Granular Account Permissions

Add Editors to help edit a guide (not a full account)

Customizable profile boxes & pages for full accounts (not Editors)

Standard Statistics Package

Enhanced Statistics Package

Link Checker

Publishing Workflows - designate reviewers and route all guides through a publication review process

Global Search & Replace