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Keeping Website Content Current

This guide describes things each librarian can do to ensure that the FSU Libraries website is kept up-to-date and accurate.

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Entrophy is a fact of life!  This guide describes things librarians, FSU staff, and students can do to help keep current the content posted to the FSU Libraries' webpages.

How to locate content you are an expert on.

Locating content about a specific topic on the FSU Libraries' website.

Use Google to find pages on the FSU Libraries' website about a specific topic.

1)  Go to Google.

2)  Type the following into the search box:  site:www.lib.fsu.edu

3)  Type into the search box the search terms for the topics you would like to search.

4)  Run the search.

You can also do this by going to "Advanced Search" on Google and typing www.lib.fsu.edu into the box for "Search within a site or domain:" near the bottom of the Advanced Search page.

Similar directions will work on Bing, Yahoo, and many other search engines.  Add to your search the term:  site:www.lib.fsu.edu

Locating content about a specific topic on the FSU Libraries' LibGuides.

Follow the same directions as above, but instead search on the domain guides.lib.fsu.edu by adding to you search terms the phrase:  site:guides.lib.fsu.edu


Locating content about a specific topic on the FSU Libraries' website and LibGuides at the same time.

Follow the same directions as above, but instead search on the domain lib.fsu.edu by adding to you search terms the phrase:  site:lib.fsu.edu

Suggested maintenance for the beginning of each semester.

In order to keep your web image fresh, and the FSU Libraries' web presence up-to-date, it is suggested that you run the following searches once per semester, and examine the results for inaccurate information.

1)  Search on site:lib.fsu.edu for each of the following:

a)  Your name.

b)  Your FSU email address.

c)  Search terms for the area of the library you work with.  For example, this could be your subject specialty, or could be a program or department you work with.

2)  Look at the webpages you find in results.

3)  Note any outdated or inaccurate information on the webpages.

4)  Email to Matt Burrell (mdburrell@fsu.edu):

-  The URL where you found inaccurate information.

-  A description of what should be changed.

- Don't forget to cc your supervisor or anyone else who works directly with what that website is talking about.

5)  Write a note in your calendar for 2 weeks from now to follow up on the inaccurate information.

6)  Two weeks after you report an issue with the website, follow up and check that changes have corrected the problem.  If there is still any inaccurate or out dated material, then follow up by email.

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