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Comparing Apples to (Apples) Oranges: An Exploration of the Use of LibGuides in ARL Libraries
Southeastern Librarian (2016)
  • Rosalinda H. Linares, Oberlin College
  • Anna Marie Johnson, University of Louisville
Abstract
LibGuides, a Springshare software platform used across ARL institutions, is a technology tool librarians use to create online research guides. As LibGuides implementation becomes increasingly ubiquitous, best practices for evaluating and improving LibGuides benefit from a review of the literature and interlibrary usage examination. This case study reviews the literature on LibGuides, explores usage statistics of LibGuides at 27 ARL institutions with particular attention paid to the University of Louisville Libraries, and provides recommendations for increasing LibGuides usage and opportunities for further research.
Keywords
  • LibGuides,
  • pathfinders,
  • research guides,
  • ARL Libraries
Publication Date
Spring 2016
Citation Information
Rosalinda H. Linares and Anna Marie Johnson. "Comparing Apples to (Apples) Oranges: An Exploration of the Use of LibGuides in ARL Libraries" Southeastern Librarian Vol. 64 (2016) p. 2 - 12 ISSN: 0038-3686
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/annamarie-johnson/9/