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LibGuide: Current Practices | Advanced Techniques for Offering Dynamic Content 
Antonio DeRosa, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Edited by Davis Erin Anderson, METRO
July 2014

Provided exclusively to participants of Anatomy of a LibGuide: An Inside Look at METRO in April 2014, “LibGuides: Current Practices” has been updated with new resources and examples. Antonio’s newly-updated guide provides an overview of the most popular features in LibGuides, as well as step-by-step instructions on techniques like creating rotating marquees, adding widgets for your library’s databases, and creating tabbed boxes. Pre-written code for creating tables and adding .pdf icons is included in this paper as well.

Preparing the Catalogue Raisonne: A Guideline for Publishing Online
Caroline Gabrielli, Menil Collection
May 2014

This paper presents findings from interviews conducted with catalogue raisonné projects in various stages of development, along with the work Gabrielli and her colleagues are doing at the Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings of Jasper Johns. The guidelines summarize the common mission and challenges in preparing the catalogue raisonné, as well as the considerations for, and benefits of, publishing online.

The result of Gabrielli's work is a concise reference tool of best practices and suggestions for future catalogue raisonnés and online catalogue projects. Her paper discusses the features available if publishing online, staff recommendations, workflow, database options, data migration, research, storage of research assets, and long-term maintenance. Her paper concludes with a synopsis of recommendations for the artist’s archive that are beneficial to the preparation of a catalogue raisonné.


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