Why You Should Create a Storage Guide
Create a Storage Guide*...
- Of important content items so that they can be reused throughout your site,
- For containing content items that may need updating (see linking vs. copying).
Types of Stuff in your Storage Guide...
- Catalog Search Boxes,
- Database Search Boxes/Widgets,
- Reference Services or Ask Us information (Phone/Email/SMS/IM),
- Library Hours,
- Library Newsletter,
- ...and much much more!
Encourage staff to link-to resources in your storage guide.
So you can reap the benefits of creating a connection between the original (parent) content and linked (child) content so that if content is updated in the original (parent) then those updates are pushed out to linked (child) content.
*What's a storage guide? It's just that... a guide in which you store stuff for later use or for re-use in other guides.
Database/Federated Search/Discovery Search Boxes:
Catalog Search Boxes:
Reference/Ask Us Services:
Consistent display of Reference services across all guides.
Adding a new service? Easy, just add to original (parent) box and it will update all linked boxes.