Using LibGuides for Archives

If your school archives is part of the library, no doubt you have access to a tool called LibGuides. There may or not be a space on your school’s website where you can have a landing page of your own, but using a program like LibGuides or WordPress, you can have a digital presence for your community.

Recently, as part of my ongoing personal training of how best to utilize LibGuides, I noticed that the archives at Agnes Scott had subpages for their traditions, as well as for information about the campus and buildings. Part of my issue was how to include all of these frequently asked questions without having several tabs at the top of the guide.

Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 10.21.51 AMShe helpfully directed me to the very simple drop-down menu I had been using for top-level pages, and which I had not thought of using to create subpages within a subject. This provides a drop-down menu on the tab, clearing up the visual look of the guide. There is also a way to reorganize the subpages once they are created.

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I am in the process of adding in some basic information about the traditions here at Westminster, and I think this will work well for the community. Not every photo or newspaper article I have on the subject will appear here, but I will provide enough background on the tradition for those who are interested. I have also provided an email address for further inquiries or if there is a correction/update to the information online.

If your school archives is also using LibGuides, please send me a note, and I can post them here. If I get enough entries, I can create a page so that we can share our collective knowledge and create the best resource we can for our school community.

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