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HSLIC LibGuides Style Guide

This guide is intended for HSLIC employyes to assist in the creation of their guides.

Each Guide Must Have Subjects and Tags

For increased discoverability all guides must have:

  • A Subject/Subjects. In order for patrons to be able to sort by subject you need to make sure you assign the appropriate one(s) to your guide as soon as you create it, before publishing.
    • Subjects were created by a small committee and were selected to represent the offerings of databases and guides available at the time. If you are not seeing a Subject listed that you think should be added please reach out to Kelleen Maluski, guides are meant to be dynamic and suggestions like this are valued.
    • Keep in mind the Subjects you select will then have your guide listed underneath them on the public view of guides. These are also mapped to our Databases and so your guide will show up when people select a subject in Databases as well.
  • Tags. If a word is mentioned in a standard box within your guide the word will be discoverable and therefore you don't need to add that word as a tag for your guide. However, if the word is not mentioned anywhere in the guide or is in a tabbed box, and is a keyword for finding the content, it should be added as a tag.
    • You are creating the Tags. As you type you may be offered suggestions of ones that already exist, using this can be a good way to increase cohesion and discoverability, but you can create your own as well.

 

How To Select Subjects

To select Subjects for your guide select the guide in LibApps and then click on the edit symbol (the little pencil) next to the Subjects

Image of the edit options for a guide with the Subjects option highlighted

Once you click on this you will be taken to a pop up that allows you to select which Subjects apply to your guide. You are not creating the Subjects, they will already be listed for you.

Image of the Subject Associations drop down

Note: Subjects were created by a small committee and were selected to represent the offerings of databases and guides available at the time. If you are not seeing a Subject listed that you think should be added please reach out to Kelleen Maluski, guides are meant to be dynamic and suggestions like this are valued.

How to Create Tags

To create Tags for your guide select the guide in LibApps and then click on the edit symbol (the little pencil) next to the Tags

Image of the edit options for a guide with theTags option highlighted

You are creating the Tags. As you type you may be offered suggestions of ones that already exist, using this can be a good way to increase cohesion and discoverability, but you can create your own as well.

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