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LibCentral


LibCentral is the administrator portal provided to librarians to manage access by users to their Ebook Central portfolios. More information on Ebook Central is available on the Ebook Central LibGuide.

How to use this guide

This guide is designed to reflect the menu structure available within the LibCentral portal in order to make it easy to move between this libguide and LibCentral itself. The tabs on the left are the heading menus, with submenus reflecting each submenu available on the portal. 

On the homepage we have a variety of e-learning modules, webinar recordings, powerpoint presentations, and support articles. These are available to assist with your own ongoing learning about various aspects of the portal. 

If you have further questions, want to discuss workflow and best practice, or would simply like to set up a training session for yourself or your team - please get in touch with our global Training and Consulting Team. You can do this by emailing training@proquest.com or using the Contact Us for on the left-hand sidebar.

Ebook Central Academy For Librarians

 

Provides an introduction to how to make your ebooks available and discoverable for patrons, using MARC records, Alma and auto-holdings, LTI integration and the Library Thing Book Widget. 
Duration: 24 minutes

Provides an introduction to the Ebook Central reports (Usage Report, Title Report, Expenditure Report), the Counter 5 reports and SUSHI.
Duration: 37 minutes

Powerpoint Presentations

 

This guide is designed to be a starting point for those who are brand new to LibCentral, walking you through how to access it, your first purchase, some access settings, and some basics of reports.

Provides an introduction to the Wait List, facts to help librarians decide if it should be activated, how it is configured in Libcentral and how it will work for patrons. 

An FAQ explaining the Ebook Central Wait List features for both end users and Libcentral users.

E-Learning Modules

 

COUNTER Reports for Administrators

This session provides an overview COUNTER 5 reports accessible in LibCentral.

Duration: 6 minutes


Usage Reports for Administrators

This session provides an overview of LibCentral Usage Reports. 

Duration: 4 minutes


Title Reports for Administrators

This session provides an overview of LibCentral Title Report including when to use the Title Report and downloading a list of DRM-free titles.  

Duration: 5 minutes

 

 

Customize your autopurchase access model hierarchy

This session provides an overview of the option to customize the access model autopurchase hierarchy for DDA and Extended Access.

Duration: 3 minutes

Webinar Recordings

 

Provides a detailed overview with examples of how COUNTER 5 works on Ebook Central, with information about how to use various COUNTER metrics to inform purchase or renewal decisions. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Provides an introduction to Libcentral including a detailed overview of how to manage librarians and alerts.
Duration: 33 minutes.

Provides a detailed overview of access models and acquisition features, including introductions to Evidence Based Acquisition, Oasis and Rialto.
Duration: 49 minutes.

Provides a detailed overview of fund codes, the budget tracker and the expenditure report, including an introduction to the invoice portal.
Duration: 40 minutes.

Provides a detailed overview of using alerts and reports to keep track of turnaways, upgrading to higher licenses and how to apply the Extended Access feature to manage turnaways.
Duration: 39 minutes.

Provides an introduction to DDA and a detailed overview of purchase triggers, manual or automatic updates of the DDA pool, mediated or automatic purchase of DDA books, the DDA budget tracker options and the invoice portal deposit functionality.
Duration: 47 minutes.

Provides an introduction to the Wait List, facts to help librarians decide if it should be activated, how it is configured in Libcentral and how it will work for patrons. 
Duration: 15 minutes