LibGuides in Illinois
How is LibGuides pronounced?
Is the "Lib" pronounced as in "liberation" or as in "library"?
Many people ask us this and - believe it or not - there were even bets being placed among some librarians (though we were assured that no money changed hands ;) Our official pronunciation is "Lib" as in liberation. -from the SpringShare Website
What is a LibGuide?
- LibGuides is a web 2.0 content management
and publishing system created by SpringShare.
- LibGuides is a hosted system which is run on the SpringShare servers.
The company provides support and upgrades. A library just needs to
subscribe to the service.
- Libraries use it to:
- integrate multimedia content into library services
- promote library resources to their users
- create subject guides, course guides, information portals, research help pages, etc.
There are now more than 12,000 users at over 750 libraries
worldwide using LibGuides.
They have created 40,000+ guides.