Subject Guides in My Research Guides
How to make subject guides appear in My Research Guides
You can make a subject guide appear to the right students by adding Dublin Core metadata to it. Here is the quick guide. The full explanation, with more detail, is below.
Now the longer explanation, with pictures.
What does My Research Guides look like?
Here’s what the My Research Guides portlet looks like to Rose Tester, a fake student who is enrolled in an unlikely set of courses::
You can see that Rose Tester sees the Biology, Biochemistry, French Language, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Psychology, and Science subject guides. They show because Rose is enrolled in these coures (which don’t make sense, because no-one will be a graduate and undergraduate at the same time, but she’s just a test account):
Why does Rose see a particular subject guide?
How can I see the Dublin Core metadata?
Open the guide in the content management system and look for the Dublin Core button:
This window will pop up:
What should go in the Dublin Core Subject field?
The Subject field is what makes things work for My Research Guides. It’s a comma-separated list of program names:
s:SC/BIOL means “show this subject guide to any student taking a SC/BIOL course.”
s: this is a subject guide
SC: code for the Faculty of Science and Engineering
BIOL: code for the Biology program
Can I log in to the portal to make sure it worked?
No. Only students can log in to the portal. Ask a student in the program to have a look and confirm that it’s there.
Is the Dublin Core metadata visible to everyone?
Yes, it’s in the meta tags of the HTML of each subject guide. You can see it if you view source on a page. The biology guide looks like this:
What if there’s a problem?
E-mail email@example.com to report it, and the Libweb Desk will look into it.
How does the portal get the list of subject guides to show?
See documentation on library APIs for the details.