What is the Images & Backups Module (formerly the Add-on Module), and how do I get it?
The Images & Backups Module (formerly Add-on Module) for LibGuides & LibGuides CMS (formerly CampusGuides) gives you 3 additional pieces of functionality:
1. Image Manager
Users can upload images (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, or .ico files) from their computer into the LibGuides boxes via the Rich Text Editor or the Dashboad > Modules > Add-On Module page, and the images will be stored on LibGuides servers.
The initial storage limit is set to 2 GB per institution, i.e. approx 10,000 images using the average image sizes – more than enough for all practical purposes of using them in your guides.
As storage costs decrease we will also increase the storage limits and pass on the savings to you. If you have a need for larger storage space please let us know. The image upload screen is inside the rich text editor, after clicking the “insert/edit image” icon.
2. XML Export
Admins can request to download an XML file with all LibGuides content for your institution.
Admins can then use these XML files locally to create data mashups, feed them to the institution’s search appliances, or … use them for any other purpose.
This function is available to admin-level users on the Modules > Add-on Module page.
3. Individual Guide Backup
Guide owners can create local backups of their guides, in html format, on their computers.
We perform daily backups of all our databases but many of our users would like to be able to have a save a copy of their guides on their own computer.
Local backup can also come in handy if you accidentally delete a box or a page on your guide – you can quickly rebuild it using data from your local backup.
Go to Guide Settings > Create Backup when editing any guide.