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Upcoming enhancements to EBL LibCentral
 
Dear {first name},
 
We are pleased to share that during the week of June 8th you will be seeing new enhancements when you login to EBL LibCentral. These enhancements are a sub-set of features in the works for the EBL/ebrary combined platform – ProQuest Ebook Central. We determined that these enhancements could be released early to you in the current EBL LibCentral interface – we wanted to get these benefits to you as soon as possible!
 
Access Permissions re-structured into three tabs (General, Owned and DDA) to improve your user experience
We made the display more intuitive and eased the management of these options, as they have expanded over time.
These improvements do not require any immediate action on your part; your current settings and access behavior will not change.
We introduce Extended Access, a term for settings related to turnaway prevention, in the interface. Extended Access helps you handle turnaways for 3-user and Non-Linear titles.
Seamless experience for patrons using Unlimited Access titles
Patrons will have an improved experience for Unlimited Access titles; they will no longer be prompted to take out a loan to browse continuously, print or copy owned Unlimited Access titles.
From a reporting perspective, if you own Unlimited Access titles, you may see a decrease in your overall number of “owned loans” due to these changes.
Improved handling of turnaway reporting
In reviewing our current logging of turnaways, we determined that in the rare case where a Non-Linear title has no remaining loan days, and the library has selected “Unavailable” (do nothing), then a patron is turned away. This should be counted in reporting (it has not been, to date).
For libraries that have selected “Mediated”, “STL” or “Purchase Automatically” to handle Non-Linear books with no remaining loan days, there is no turnaway.  Therefore, there will not be a change in reporting.
We hope you enjoy reviewing these improvements to EBL LibCentral, and please reach out to: support@eblib.com with any questions.

We are pleased to share that during the week of June 8, you will be seeing new enhancements when you login to EBL LibCentral.

These enhancements are a sub-set of features in the works for the EBL/ebrary combined platform – ProQuest Ebook Central. We determined that these enhancements could be released early to you in the current EBL LibCentral interface – we wanted to get these benefits to you as soon as possible! 

Access Permissions re-structured into three tabs (General, Owned and DDA) to improve your user experience:

We made the display more intuitive and eased the management of these options, as they have expanded over time.
These improvements do not require any immediate action on your part; your current settings and access behavior will not change.
We introduce Extended Access, a term for settings related to turnaway prevention, in the interface. Extended Access helps you handle turnaways for 3-user and Non-Linear titles.

Seamless experience for patrons using Unlimited Access titles:

Patrons will have an improved experience for Unlimited Access titles; they will no longer be prompted to take out a loan to browse continuously, print or copy owned Unlimited Access titles.
From a reporting perspective, if you own Unlimited Access titles, you may see a decrease in your overall number of “owned loans” due to these changes.

Improved handling of turnaway reporting:

In reviewing our current logging of turnaways, we determined that in the rare case where a Non-Linear title has no remaining loan days, and the library has selected “Unavailable” (do nothing), then a patron is turned away. This should be counted in reporting (it has not been, to date).
For libraries that have selected “Mediated”, “STL” or “Purchase Automatically” to handle Non-Linear books with no remaining loan days, there is no turnaway. Therefore, there will not be a change in reporting.

We hope you enjoy reviewing these improvements to EBL LibCentral, and please reach out to support@eblib.com with any questions.

 

08 Jun 2015

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