Establishing a Review Process to Evaluate Research Guides

Heather Brown, Danielle Drummond, Christian I.J. Minter

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Springshare’s LibGuide platform has become synonymous with online library pathfinders or research guides and instruction support. However, without oversight of the collection of guides and standards for their creation, unwieldy numbers and lack of uniformity prevail. The McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center created a review process that not only governed the creation and approval of guides, but analyzed the usage and scope of guides that had already been created. This paper will outline the creation of standards and application of a review process to increase the value and relevance of guides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-374
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2018

Keywords

  • LibGuides
  • library guides
  • pathfinders
  • research guides
  • standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences

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