Set up branding for your
group's patron accounts and librarian accounts
A Group (Subscription Group) administrator can specify
the branding of QuestionPoint patron and librarian accounts for
all the libraries in the group. Default values are used for any
settings that the Group administrator does not provide.
To specify the branding:
- Go to the Group Branding page.
(Administration > Subscription Group > Settings > Branding)
- Enter settings in the Branding Settings area
and the Patron UI Settings area and click Save.
Description of the settings
The settings are listed below in the order in which they
appear on the Group Branding page.
The following setting affects librarian/administrator
- Short Name: The name (30 characters
or fewer) of your group. It identifies the group in librarian/administrator
accounts and in messages from the group to institution administrators.
For example, the short name identifies your group's knowledge
base in the Knowledge Base module.
Patron and librarian/administrator
The following settings affect patron and librarian/administrator
accounts. These settings relate to the image/logo displayed
in the upper left of pages in patron accounts and in the upper right
of pages in librarian/administrator accounts. The image/logo
is also displayed in the upper left of the patron chat window while
the patron waits for a librarian to join the session and after the
librarian leaves the session. It is not displayed while the librarian
and patron are chatting.
- Branding Image URL: The URL of the
image file for the image/logo. The image displays 160 pixels
wide by 60 pixels high. Larger images are compressed while smaller
images are stretched. To prevent distortion, resize larger images
with a graphics editor and center smaller images on a 160x60 white
background. Use of a .gif or .jpg image is recommended. Include "http://" in
- Alternate Text: Alternate (alt) text for
- Home page URL: The URL of the page that appears
if the image is clicked. Include "http://" in
Patron accounts only
The settings in the Patron UI Settings area
affect patron accounts only. Be sure to click Save when
you finish. Otherwise, your changes will be lost.
- Colors (hexadecimal color codes): The
first eight settings define the colors used in banners, bars, and
fonts on pages in patron accounts. Enter a hexadecimal color code
for each setting. Exclude #. For example, enter 000000 for
black (#000000). The effect of each setting is shown in
the sample page to the right of the settings.
- Custom URL and Link Text: The last four settings
let you add one or two tabs to the right of the Search KB tab.
For each tab that you want to add, enter the link text for the tab
and the URL of the page that appears if the tab is clicked. The
link text as entered here is displayed for any interface language
that the patron selects. Include "http://" in
the URL. The effect of each setting is shown in the sample page
to the right of the settings.