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Emory's LibGuide on LibGuides: Best Practices & Guidelines for Creating and Maintaining LibGuides

"LibGuides" refers to the web-based software package by SpringShare. RESC division hopes to update content in our Emory Libraries LibGuides to provide a better user experience and to prepare for a migration to LibGuides CMS.

Guide's Purpose

This guide will provide standards, best practices, and guidelines for authors to follow when creating and updating guides, and will help create usable, readable and well-designed guides for Emory Libraries.

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Standards and Best Practices overview- review others work

We recommend people start by reviewing other libguides on libguides.  Here are just a few:

Boston College's Guide: https://libguides.bc.edu/guidestandards

Northwestern’s LibGuides 2.0 Toolkit: LibGuides Training
http://libguides.northwestern.edu/libguidestoolkit/help

University of Illinios Getting Started with LibGuides https://guides.library.illinois.edu/libguides_intro/overview

UConn LibGuide Standards and Best Practices (they have full editorial standards, which are interesting) https://guides.lib.uconn.edu/standards_best_practices/start