Butler has gone Google! Google Apps are now available to all members of the Butler community. Google Apps will revolutionize the way we collaborate at Butler!
To get started, go to http://docs.google.com and log in with your full Butler email address and your Butler password.
If you prefer to get more information and/or training first, visit
or visit our new LibGuide: http://libguides.butler.edu/google
Looking for some tips on avoiding plagiarism as you wrap up your final papers and projects for the semester? Visit our Plagiarism LibGuide for help, clarification, examples, links, and more.
Reminder: You can receive automatic email updates from LibGuides whenever:
- A new Guide is published
- A Guide with a certain tag or tags is published
- A specific librarian publishes a new Guide
Just go the main LibGuides home page and look on the right below
the chat widget.
If you would like to get usage statistics on individual LibGuides, you can do that from your MyAdmin page. You will get counts on how many times each page was visited and each link was clicked. This can help you determine which pages and links are the most effective (or preferred) based on student usage.
- Click Admin Sign In (top right corner) and go to your MyAdmin page.
- Click the tab Usage Statistics.
- Click Select Your Report and pick the Guide you want.
- Pick the Year (you’ll get the Jan.-Dec. stats).
- Display format is basically “on screen,” plain, and Excel format.
- Click on Run Report.
(And just so you know, this only counts “public access” usage, not Admin usage, so if you’re in Admin mode, nothing is being counted.)
There you go.
Well, the biggest change in LibGuides is something we’ve been asking for: a LINK CHECKER.
You can check the links in your own LibGuides from your “My Admin” page. It appears that it’s run once a month. All you have to do is click that link and you’ll see a list of the broken links and which Guide they’re in. Can’t be much easier than that!
Here are some LibGuides Stats as of September. Remember that this program was launched in May 2007 and has only been seriously promoted for a little over a year. (And we’ve been officially using it only since January of this year.)
LibGuides Stats for September
If you’d like to get the feed from the LibGuides Support Blog, it’s here: http://support.springshare.com/feed/
Also, we apparently were having issues with the Catalog Search from LibGuides in Facebook going to the PALNI site rather than our own Butler Libraries catalog. Although I thought I checked that function after we upgraded Aleph, it’s apparently been a problem since then. Since the Facebook search uses the same code as the regular search, we’ve probably had a problem with searching the catalog from ANY LibGuides app or widget. Yesterday I was able to get the code figured out and changed. As of this morning it appears to be continuing to work, even from outside Indiana.
If you would like more support, tips, ideas, etc., there are PLENTY available to you. Just log into your LibGuides “My Admin” page and click the Community tab. It’s well worth your time.