Gale Virtual Reference Library - Customization Portal

This video shows library staff how to use GVRL's customization portal to customize the library's GVRL homepage and create unique groupings of titles based on your users' needs.


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Library administrators can use the GVRL
customization portal to create custom

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subject collections of GVRL ebooks.

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Add titles to Custom Collections.

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Or rearrange the order that collections
and titles appear on your GVRL homepage.

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To begin, click Librarian Sign-in.

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Enter your username and password.

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This is the username and
password you use to access Gale admin.

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If you have questions or
need assistance signing in,

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please contact Gale Technical Support.

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Along the left of the screen, you'll find
a list of all ebook collections currently

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on your GVRL homepage.

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This list includes all
default ebook collections,

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collections that came with
your GVRL subscription,

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as well as Custom Collections that you or
someone else may have created.

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A Custom Collection is a grouping of
ebooks that you build around a subject

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using the GVRL customization portal.

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You can easily add titles
to your Custom Collections,

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as well as rearrange the order that
titles appear within the collection.

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If you've created
subcollections in the past,

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using the GVRL Subcollection Manager,

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those collections will continue to
exist as stand alone GVRL collections.

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To create a new collection,

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click New Collection to add
a Custom Collection to your page.

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First, enter a name for the collection.

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Next, enter a description of
the collection if you chose.

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The description will appear on
the View All page for the collection.

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And then click Save.

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The new Custom Collection now
appears at the top of the list.

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To rearrange the order of the collections,
drag and

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drop the collection to its
new place on the list.

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To delete a Custom Collection, first
make sure the collection is selected and

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then click Delete Collection.

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To disable or hide a collection,
toggle the Enable switch to off.

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To add titles to a Custom Collection,

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first select the Custom Collection
from the list of all collections.

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Next, click Add Titles.

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Then, use the search box to search for
ebooks you've purchased,

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by subject, title, ISBN, or
a word in the ebook description.

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Now, select the titles you want to include
from the results by clicking on the cover.

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Select as many ebooks as you like.

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Click Done when you finished.

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The ebooks now included in
this collection are displayed.

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To rearrange the order of titles
in the collection, drag and

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drop the title to its new
place in the collection.

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Note, you can also rearrange
the order of ebooks

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in default collections in the same way.

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However, you cannot add or remove titles.

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Your changes are automatically saved.