What is content governance?
Content governance is a system that helps determine how content gets created and published. Content governance often involves guidelines, resources, and systems that help content creators manage their content.
What does content governance involve?
What are the benefits of content governance?
Content governance can provide structures to help support content creators and can be a way for us to ensure that our LibGuides are up-to-date, accessible, and relevant to different audiences.
Before each semester:
After each semester:
Update the status of your guides as needed
See our Calendars for the latest dates and guide maintenance schedules, including when to change the status of guides, when to review broken link reports, and other maintenance activities.
Creating a new guide
Maintaining a guide
Sunsetting a guide
When creating and updating guides, consider the following areas:
Use the style checklist and the peer review rubric to help you consider different aspects of your guide and ensure your guide is user-friendly.
We will add relevant reports and assessment information here as it becomes available to help guide authors gain insights into the different audiences of our guides.
University of Illinois Website Style Guides - includes detailed style guides, writing for the web best practices, and project planning documentation
University of Houston Libraries web content style guide - includes examples and best practices of writing for the web
University of Connecticut Libraries LibGuides Standards and Best Practices - example of a detailed content governance guide for LibGuides
Boston College LibGuides Best Practices - another example of a full content governance guide
Harvard Library Writing Guide - example of a style guide with tips on writing, tone, and style
Butler LibGuides Accessibility Standards - example of accessibility standards and guidelines for LibGuides