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How do I create an alert when new guides have been created?

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The easiest way to get alerted when new guides are published is to sign up to receive email updates. This is available by default on your institution home page - the box looks something like this:

Screenshot - Receive Email Updates

Click the "register" link, and you'll have the option to receive an email update:

  • When any new guide is published
  • When a guide with certain tags is published
  • When a specific librarian publishes a guide

Don't see this box on your homepage? Just add register.php to the end of your LibGuides URL and you'll get to the right place! (For example:

You can also announce new guides easily, on Twitter. While this is a great way to publicize your guides, it requires you (or the guide author) to add a message manually. The email updates are automatic.

  • When publishing a guide, you'll see a Post to Twitter button appear after you choose "Published" from the drop-down menu. Check that box. 
  • Enter your Twitter username/password and then click Save StatusA message will be posted on your Twitter feed to let people know about your new guide.

Note: Currently, there is no system-wide RSS feed to let people know when new guides are published - but it's on our to do list!

Answered by Sarah PawlekBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (6)

  1. Can this box be added to other pages?
    by David Woolard on Mar 28, 2012.
  2. Hi David - the box can't be added to other pages, but the link sure can! Simply add register.php to the end of your URL. So it might be:
    by Anna Burke on Mar 28, 2012.
  3. Hi Anna, is it possible to set up alerts just for guides added to a particular group (in CampusGuides)? This would be a very useful option to have in the drop down options for email alerts.
    by A'Mhara on May 15, 2012.
  4. Hi A'Mhara - not at the moment, but we do have that in our tracking system as a future enhancement! I've added your contact information to that ticket, so you'll be notified as soon as it's available. Thanks for the question/feedback! :)
    by Anna Burke on May 15, 2012.
  5. Is it possible to customize the test of the email alerts box?
    by Robyn Collins on Oct 13, 2012.
  6. Hi Robyn,
    This email alert text is system generated and cannot be edited. We'll forward your request to our developer team for consideration.

    by Mark Andrea on Oct 15, 2012.

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