With the launch of LibGuides v 2 - Springshare introduced Assets. Assets are the individual pieces of content that you add to your guides. These could be databases, books, etc. When you add content to a guide, it will automatically be added to the asset list.
The great thing about re-using assets, is that, if a link changes or a description needs to be updated, you only have to do it one time. NOTE: This doesn't apply if you copy an asset instead of solely re-using it. See below for details.
If something already exists in the LibGuides Asset repository, there is no need to upload it again. Simply re-use the existing asset.
Here's how you do that:
During your twice yearly review of your LibGuides, you should also review your list of assets. This will allow you to delete assets that are not being used.
You can also edit assets from here. So, if you have the same link on multiple guides, you can come to this one place to edit all of them.
Here is how you manage your assets:
Any PDFs you add to your LibGuides should be accessible. To check your PDF to ensure it is accessible, follow these steps in Adobe PDF:
[How to add databases from A-Z]
1) Click Add / Reorder drop down menu
2) Choose Database
3) Search your database
4) Put your own description if you want and save
In order to ensure images are ADA compliant and size properly regardless of the screen on which they are being viewed, for every image you use in a LibGuide:
NOTE: To move content, you must be in Firefox. You can add content to LibGuides in Chrome, but you cannot MOVE content in Chrome.
To move the pages of your guide (the tabs in the left-hand navigation of a guide):
You can rearrange boxes within a page, OR move a box to another page on the guide.
To move boxes on a page of your guide:
There are two ways to reorder the content of an individual box on a page.
You can mix and match box types. So, for example, you can have plain text, then a database link, then a book, then more text, then a link to a website.
Here is how you do this:
Make it practice to regularly check your guides for broken links. Ideally monthly but at least before the start of each semester.
Note that Link Checker does not check hyperlinks in text boxes. So if you have text like this with a hyperlink, it won't check it. That is why a best practice is to add links as Links.