Right after the phrases, My name is...and What is your name? the next one they try to teach you in any language is some form of What's up? And, you know why! People always what to know what's new? What's going on? What's on your mind? Well, here at Springshare, we have your libraries on our minds. We always have lots of projects going on. And--you know this better than anyone--we love to share what's new! Check out our latest updates from earlier this month and catch a glimpse of the exciting stuff to come.
We always strive to bring you accessibility fixes for LibGuides 2, and this update is no exception.
The LibAuth updates are all about the SIP2 authentication protocol. We love knowing that many of you are using this so we went to work to bring you some fun related features.
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Five x Five - Features in LibGuides You Might Not Be Using But Should
There is always a ton of work being done on LibCal. Imagine a fenced off area behind which you see smoke and sparks and the tops of ladders moving left and then right. You hear banging and clanging and hear ropes moving through pulleys. It's a busy scene. The tech team delivers once again with some great features in this code release.
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Planning Spaces and Equipment in Your LibCal Site Workshop
To read about all the additional fixes and features, check out the LibInsight section of our blog post.
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Getting Started with LibInsight
There's a lot of work being done on the back end of LibStaffer to get a brand new feature off the ground in a future code release. It's going to be very cool and you can read about it in the Upcoming Updates section, below.
For now, we do have a couple of little fixes that are sure to delight.
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Training Tidbits: LibStaffer Scheduling in Action
There is big news on the LibWizard front!
To use this new feature for all resources in your LibWizard site, first make sure you have a LibAuth configuration for your institution’s authentication system set up in LibApps. Once that’s set, go to LibWizard > Admin > System Settings > Advanced > Enable LibAuth Integration, click to slide the toggle to Enabled, then choose the configuration you want to use. Click Save. Now you’re ready to use it on forms, surveys, quizzes, and/or tutorials!
Then, while editing a form, survey, quiz, or tutorial, go to its Options tab > Basic Info > Enable LibAuth Authentication and choose the authentication configuration you want to use from the dropdown. Optionally, choose a permissions group to further restrict this resource, if the protocol supports groups. If you’d like to map users’ name and email to fields in the form, etc., select the fields to map them to in the “Map user info to fields” section just below the LibAuth option.
This code release also introduced the ability to let you create a Certificate of Completion for Quizzes and Tutorials. To read all about it, check out the LibWizard section of the blog.
The tech team has shared that a lot has happened on the back end to improve the structure of the LibCRM system. The back end updates mainly relate to overhauling the back end API, which will help us improve and create fantastic new features and functions in the future. Here's what we have for you now.
Hear ye! Hear ye! We're going to be re-imagining Dashboards in LibInsight!
That's right. You heard it here first. The Dashboards are such an important component in the LibInsight system as one of the main objectives for the system is to help you communicate and share with the powers that be, folks who may not be librarians but who keep a close eye on the progress of the library. This is done through the Dashboards feature.
We are at the beginning stages of this thought process so we welcome your thoughts, suggestions, questions that are really ideas phrased as questions...all of it! Let us know what you'd like a dashboard to be able to show and/or do. Send us your wishlist! We're all ears. We love a world-wide brainstorming session.
Life is more fun when you have exciting new LibCal features to look forward to. So what's on deck here at Springshare?
You all are really putting some time into your LibGuides Blog Posts and you are swiftly rolling them out. We've seen blog posts on everything from Copyright to Schedules to Superhero Madness. If you're not using your blogging feature just yet, or if you're a full-on publishing machine, we want you to know we are excited for you to get super prolific.
You keep writing and we'll keep you organized.
Hola! Bonjour. Ciao. Hello. Guess what's on the horizon for LibStaffer?
The LibStaffer team has been steadily working behind the big dark velvet curtain to bring you an awesome new feature that involves a lot of back end work. Multi-language selection is coming!
As always, your help with creating the translations is always welcome and appreciated! Want to volunteer? Let us know.
Check out the new LibWizard features that are headed your way.
The LibCRM team is still actively working on bringing you EMail Campaign Management and Marketing functionality.
We're hard at work on Co-Op functionality!
Stay tuned for our sneak peeks coming this fall!