Once you have added all of your content and are ready to publish, there are still a few more steps -- outlined on this page -- that you need to take.
Once these steps are completed, your guide will be published. (For now, "published" simply means you're letting the LibGuides Team know that this guide is completely migrated.*)
Of course, you can continue to make changes to the guide after it is published.
*While we're still migrating guides, "published" means that your guide will be findable on our beta LibGuides site, but will not be linked to CourseWorks or to the existing library website. The LibGuides Team will finish this work at the end of the migration period, to have CourseWorks guides linked within CourseWorks when the Spring 2015 semester begins.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SUGGESTIONS BASED ON CONTENT
HOW TO MAKE A BROKEN LINK REPORT
SEARCHING FOR MISDIRECTED LINKS
When creating LibGuides, there is an option to create a custom URL for each guide. This is required for CourseWorks Guides (see below), as the custom URL enables the guides to be linked in CourseWorks. It is suggested (but not required) for Research Guides, to make them easier for patrons to remember and find.
NOTE: All CourseWorks Guides MUST have a custom URL so that they are correctly linked within CourseWorks. The naming format is as follows (each section separated by a dash): SUBJECT-CLASSNUMBER-SECTION.
For Journalism 6002, section 015: http://guides.library.columbia.edu/JOUR-J6002-015
For Journalism 6002 (all sections): http://guides.library.columbia.edu/JOUR-J6002
For Journalism (department-level guide): http://guides.library.columbia.edu/JOUR
When giving your guide a custom URL, please use the name of the subject. If it is a topic-specific guide, you may use the name of the subject, a dash, and the topic name.
First, give it a "friendly URL." To create a friendly URL for the entire guide, look for the URL just under the guide title and description. (Note: Be sure this only says "URL," not "Page URL," as the latter only changes the URL for a specific tab/page.) Click on the blue pencil icon to edit the URL. Now enter a word (or words) to identify your guide--refer to the naming Best Practices (box above) to choose a good guide URL. Try to be brief. Now click "save."
Optional: You can also enter a friendly URL for each of your tabs/pages. First click to the relevant page, then click on the blue pencil icon next to the "Page URL", which appears under the tab bar.
Now change the guide status from "Private" (or "Unpublished") to "Published." Use the drop-down menu at the top right, below the orange menu bar.