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Events: Change an event's publishing status

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The Publishing Status section of an event's details is where you can choose to save a draft of your event (to edit later), or publish it to your public calendar. These options will be different depending upon whether or not the Publishing Workflow has been enabled by the calendar owner or an admin.

Note: you can also use the Event Explorer to update the publishing status of events in bulk.

With the Publishing Workflow disabled

  1. Use the Status dropdown to select your status.
    • Unpublished Draft: this will save your event, but will not publish it to your calendar. Events with this status are hidden from the public until you publish them.
    • Publish: this will save your event and publish it to your calendar. If this is a public calendar, then patrons will be able to see the event when viewing your calendar and it will be included in widgets, RSS feeds, etc.
  2. Click on the Submit: Add New Event button. 

Publishing Status options with Publishing Workflow disabled

With the Publishing Workflow enabled

  1. Use the Status dropdown to select your status.
    • Unpublished Draft: this will save your event, but will not publish it to your calendar. Events with this status are hidden from the public until they are published by a designated reviewer.
    • Submit for Review: when the Publishing Workflow is enabled, new events can only be published by a designated reviewer. Once you are ready to publish your event, you can submit it for review. This will save your changes and notify all of the reviewers that your event is ready for review -- at which point they can log into LibCal, look over the event, and publish it. Until it's published, the event will not be viewable by the public.
  2. If you'd like to send along a note to the reviewers, enter it into the Message to Reviewers text field.
  3. Click on the Submit: Add New Event button.

Publishing Status options with Publishing Workflow enabled