Library Use of LibGuides by
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
The study looks at the impact of LibGuides on 57 libraries. largely academic. The study explores how many LibGuides libraries are making, what is their rate of growth in LibGuide creation, and how extensively are the LibGuides used. The report also covers the estimated time it takes to make LibGuides, the number of librarians in an organization who use LibGuides, the support that they receive, and the marketing of LibGuides to faculty and students, among many other issues. The study also points out the most admired LibGuides, the most used, and gives hard data on the number of LibGuides from institutions other than their own that libraries are using. The study helps its readers to answer questions such as: how many libraries are using LibGuides as their library website? What are library plans for LibGuides in the future? Have libraries considered alternatives to LibGuides? How satisfied are libraries with LibGuides? What kinds of LibGuides are libraries developing and how are they encouraging students and faculty to use them?