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June 2015

LibGuides v2 - Recent Update

June 3rd, 2015 Update

E-Reserves: Additions! Modifications! Fixes! This release has it all.

LibGuides E-Reserves

  1. E-Reserves Form & Administrative Area: We reworked this E-Reserves form so submissions automatically populate your E-Reserves items! And there's more:

    • Options for adding books (including chapters), articles, website, and media with relevant fields for each item type;
    • Option to add another item upon submission, including keeping the user / course info in place (while clearing out the item fields);
    • An “additional info” field you can customize to get that added info you need;
    • Customizable Copyright / Fair Use Compliance statement checkbox.
  2. Editor Level Users as Course Editors: Speaking of faculty…have you ever wanted to allow them to manage their own course, but don’t really want to give them a full account in the system? Well, now you can! The Editor level user can be added as an editor to any course in your system. 
  3. Copyright Status Management:  Define your copyright status list; view/filter a list of all items and their statuses so you can see statuses at a glance; modify an item’s status on that screen.
  4. Courses Page Additions / Improvements: The course name links directly to the manage screen instead of the public page, making it that much faster to manage your course readings. Also, when adding a new Course you have the option to copy an existing course! All info / items will be copied over, then you can modify all the things.
  5. Manage Course Additions / Improvements: Simple changes here, but ones that make things more user-friendly. The course name / number are at the top of the page; new Manage Copyright button brings you to the Copyright Management area, filtered to only show items from that course; visibility dates can be set at both the Folder and Item level; Items indicate on the main course page whether or not they’re hidden from public view.
  6. Custom Boxes: Create a custom box that displays on the E-Reserves homepage, course pages, and course pages within guides), and choose which standard boxes (Help / Related Guides) appear.
  7. E-Reserves Import: Our import utility has been created, so if you’re joining us from another system, have no fear! After you talk with our sales crew, we can import your existing content using either our JSON schema or CSV template file (along with a way for us to access files to upload).
    1. - Download the schema / template from our E-Reserves guide.

Group Modifications (LibGuides CMS Only)

  • Restricted Group Type: We changed 'Restricted with Indexing' to just 'Restricted' now. This means the content is technically public and will show up in search results, but you have to either know the password or be in the appropriate IP range (or both!) to access it.
  • Internal Group Type: We changed 'Fully Restricted' to 'Internal' - only users with accounts can access these groups. They are not accessible unless you're logged into your system. 
  • User Permissions related to Groups
    • - At the Account level, you can set a user’s permission level for each group in your system.
    • - At the Group level, you can set which users have access to the group, and at what level.
    • - Admins still have access to everything, but now Regular users can be Admins of a group, have their usual Regular access, have Read-Only access, or have No Access to create guides in that group.
    • - Editor level users can be added with their usual Regular access, Read-Only or No Access.

LTI Improvement (LibGuides CMS Only)

You can now set a default page other than the homepage for the Full LibGuides option; there’s a new option to embed a Single Page from a guide; the Content Box embed has a new option to remove the box header / border.

LibGuides CMS Pages with no top-level pageOther Additions, Modifications, Fixes:

  • Additional Page Templates: There are now page templates for the main Subjects (sb.php) & Profile (prf.php) pages.
  • Pages: Top level pages which have no content, but do have sub-pages, now automatically display a list of sub-pages on the top-level page (in public view), as they did in v1.
    TABBED NAV TEMPLATE CHANGE: Add the following keyword to your custom templates: {{empty_page_sub_page_list}} It should go directly after <div class="”container" id="”s-lg-guide-main”" s-lib-main="" s-lib-side-borders=""> and before {{content}}