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LibGuides 2.0 Toolkit: Pre-Migration

Helpful Links and Resources

Instructional Documents:


Libguides 2.0 Migration

July 2 - July 11

First week of pre-migration clean-up. Review usage reports and consolidate and delete content as necessary.

July 14 – July 18

Second week of pre-migration clean-up. Review all boxes within guides.

July 21 - July 25

Third week of pre-migration clean-up. Review all links and images within guides.

July 28 – August 1

Final week of pre-migration clean-up. Begin planning how you will recreate and redesign your guides in 2.0

August 1

Deadline for pre-migration clean-up!

August 4

Migrate! (note: although all content will be migrated over, we will still be using LibGuides Version 1 until we go live with LibGuides Version 2.0. Any additions or changes you make to your guides between August 4 and September 8 will have to be manually added to the new system after September 8th)

August 5 – August 29

Post-migration clean-up. Use this time to create new content, redesign old content, and get to know the new LibGuides!

August 29

Post-migration clean-up deadline

September 8

Go live with 2.0!

September 23

Fall Quarter begins

Week 1 (July 2-July 11):

  • Review Weeds List 
  • Consider deleting or consolidating any guides with stale content (guides that have not been updated in the past year)
  • Consider deleting or consolidating any guides with low hits (guides that have <100 hits in the past year)

Week 2 (July 14-July 18):

  • Review all boxes within guides. Delete boxes with unnecessary content and update boxes with outdated content.
  • Convert copied boxes to mapped boxes.

Week 3 (July 21-July 25):

  • Review all links. Update dead or irrelevant links. Convert stand-alone links to reused links.
  • Review all links within Rich Text areas to determine if you would like the link to be considered a reusable asset in LG 2.0. If so, convert the Rich Text box to a links & list or simple links box
  • Review all images/screenshots. Remove outdated images. Update images you would like to keep. Be sure they are sized to fit general web guidelines (JPEG format, 150-250 pixels wide by 150-250 pixels long)

Week 4 (July 28-August 1):

  • Begin planning how you will redesign the guides that will be migrated over
  • Review Springshare’s  Training videos, blog, and Best Of website for ideas

LibGuides Transition Team and Forum Schedule

July 9, 2:00-3:00pm, Room B238

Topic: Copying vs. Linking, Mapping Boxes

July 16, 2:00-3:00pm, Room B238

Topic: Updating Links, Utilizing the A-Z Database List, Converting Rich Text Boxes to Linked Boxes

July 23, 2:00-3:00pm, Room B238

Topic: Open Forum Working Session

July 30, 2:00-3:00pm, Room B238

Topic: Final Pre-Migration Working Session. 


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Lauren McKeen
Librarian & Web Manager
Northwestern University Libraries
Administrative Suite, 1392