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LibGuides for Library Staff: Reuse Content
Guidelines for library staff for creating and maintaining research guides.
LibGuides makes it easy to create content because you can reuse:
boxes (pages are made up of boxes)
links (e.g. database URLs)
However, there is room for creativity as there is always choice to:
link to content (e.g. Ask a Librarian - you will always be linking to the most recent version of the box)
copy content (e.g. copy a box that you would like to make changes to)
create new content
When we set up LibGuides, we decided on content we wanted to reuse and share: A to Z Boxes.
When adding a new content box, instead of creating a new box you can reuse existing boxes in two ways:
Link to another box in the system: This option duplicates the selected content box, and will change automatically whenever the original is changed. The LCC LibGuides A to Z Boxes offers boxes which can be linked to on multiple guides, such as Ask a Librarian, Catalog search box, MultiSearch boxes, YouTube videos.
Copy another box from the system: This option duplicates the selected content box, but is not linked to the original. It can be edited on its own.