As a LibPaths subscriber you can download portals from portalHub into your school's instance of LibPaths, edit content as required, and distribute as necessary to your school community through a variety of tools including your school's learning management system. 

What Is LibPaths Portal Hub

LibPaths Portal Hub is a library of professionally crafted portals designed to support teaching and learning. Portals in the Portal Hub collection are available for diverse curricula subjects and topics, year levels, student groups, teacher groups, and even parent groups. Each portal consists of a collection of portlets of information to support the overall theme of the portal, and the collection of portals continues to grow and evolve over time.

Collectively the Portal Hub portals are a mix of study guides, topic guides, subject guides, lesson resources, and pathfinders. Once downloaded into your LibPaths the portals are yours and you can:

  • use them as templates for building other portals
  • use them as learning exercises to see how some display and layout effects have been achieved
  • edit, delete, copy, duplicate, and remove portlets to suit your requirements
  • edit, delete, copy, duplicate, and remove portals to suit your requirements
  • share portals with your school community

Note: Each downloaded portal becomes an independent and separate version of the original so updates to original portal in Portal Hub will not effect your downloaded version, and edits to your downloaded version in your LibPaths will not effect the original in portalHub.

Book Carousels In A Portal

Book carousels might be included in some Portal Hub portals as examples of how you can present library books from your library catalogue within a portal. Your library catalogue may not contain some or any of the books displayed in the Portal Hub portal. You can decide as part of the import process whether or not to include books in the portalHub carousel with your import.

If you choose to include books in the Portal Hub carousel an abbreviated bibliographic catalogue record for each book will be created in your Infiniti catalogue, and a book list with the same name will be created in your lists area. 

From within Infiniti you can then choose to purge the unwanted bibliographic catalogue records and the list from My Lists, or keep them and acquire a copy of the book. If you choose to skip books in the Portal Hub carousel these books will be removed from the carousel, possibly leaving either a partly populated carousel or an empty placeholder carousel.

Connecting To Portal Hub

  1. Navigate to LibPaths.
  2. .
  3. - confirm you want to connect to LibPaths portalHub.
  4. All available portals in Portal Hub will be displayed:
    1. In their respective tabs in a pre-arranged order, and
    2. In the right side Import panel in the same order.

Importing Portals Into Your LibPaths

Note:to abandon the import process and return to Infiniti at any stage.

  1. - review the content of a portal. Note: Refer to note above about carousels.
  2. Import one or more portals:
    1. - select a portal you would like to import from the right side import panel. Note: The order of the portal names in the right side panel is identical to the order of the portal tabs.
    2. Repeat as required to choose additional portals.
    3. After choosing your list:
      1. - to transfer the selected portals into your local LibPaths.
      2. - to clear the selected portals.
  3. The list ofportals will be displayed.
  4. Choose how to treat book carousels When importing book carousels and a title is missing from your catalogue?:
    • The import should skip missing titles Note: Refer to note above.
    • The import should create new abbreviated catalogue records Note: Refer to note above.
  5. - to complete the import.
  6. Newly imported portals will be located at the bottom of your list of portals and you can move them as required.
  7. All portlets in all imported portals will be set to "published" but the individual portals have to be assigned to respective target groups as required and published according to your schedule.

What You Can Do With Imported Portals

Once imported the portals belong to your collection so you can maintain them; edit, delete, copy, duplicate, and remove portals and portlets as necessary to meet your needs. Note: Remember to check each portlet to make sure it meets your expectations is ready to publish.