Friday, May 18, 2012

Creating lists in Oceanbooks

One of the many useful features of our new Oceanbooks catalog is the ability to make lists. You can make lists by categories, such as 'Detective stories set in Sweden,' 'Books with dragons,' or 'Strong female characters.' Or you can make lists of books to read, books you've read, or your favorite books or movies.

How do you make a list?  First go to encore.oceanbooks.org and log in to your account. If you haven't created a new PIN yet, follow the steps to do so or give us a call for assistance.  Next, perform a search in Oceanbooks. Once you get the search results you want, you can add one or more items to a cart.


After you have added everything you want to the cart, open your cart and click on 'Save to list.'


You can add items to an existing list, or create a new list.


Once you've saved items to a list, you can check them at any time by going to 'My Account' then to 'My Lists.'


By the way, if you want a list of everything you check out, go to 'My Account,' 'Reading History,' and click on 'Opt In.'  Your past checkouts won't show up, but everything you check out from now on will display.  You can always delete titles or change your setting to 'Opt Out' if want to.

Enjoy browsing through our new catalog and its features, and be sure to call us if you need help with anything!


2 comments:

  1. Where is the synopsis for each book? This new format is not good. It is very confusing. Go back to the better way.

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  2. Thank you for expressing your concerns about our new catalog. I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that this information is available, just in a different location than previously.

    If you click on the title of a book you are interested in, then scroll to the bottom of the page, there is a section of links under the heading 'Extras.' Depending on the title, these can include a table of contents, text from the cover flap, reviews, an excerpt, and an author biography.

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