Thursday, January 01, 2009

New and Improved Subject Guides

The most recent issue of Partnership, a Canadian library science journal, features 2 articles on subject guides:
  • Subject Guides: Maintaining Subject Guides Using a Social Bookmarking Site by Edward M. Corrado: "By using Web 2.0 social bookmarking sites, libraries can more easily manage subject guides and other lists of Web resources. Social bookmarking services such as Delicious provide a one-click method to bookmark a Web site, allowing librarians to describe and categorize Web sites. Using a small amount of JavaScript, these bookmarked resources can be dynamically included in subject guides and other Web-based library resources. This paper describes and analyses the use of social bookmarking at a medium-sized, comprehensive college library for the creation and maintenance of modern languages subject guides. A brief technical description outlining necessary JavaScript code provides a way for librarians to try this idea elsewhere."
  • Solutions for Subject Guides by Donald Moses and Jennifer Richard: " The following article describes two libraries' experiences with the implementation of new software packages to deliver timely, accurate and dynamic content via library subject guides. Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia implemented new subject guides using LibGuides in 2007 and Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI recently launched their new guides in the fall of 2008 using SubjectsPlus."

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