How do I manage the list of e-resources for my library?

Only users who are assigned the Administrator role will have access to the Admin section of LibraryAware.

At the E-Resources page, you can create a list of the electronic resources that your organization has access to.  

To add an e-resource:

  1. Select Admin from the menu at the top of the LibraryAware page.
  2. Click the E-Resources link.
  3. Click the Create button.
  4. Enter the details about the e-resource:
    • Name – Use the same name that your library lists for the e-resource on its webpage.
    • (Optional) Description – Enter a short description for the e-resource.
    • URL – We recommend that you link to the website where your library lists and links to all of its e-resources.  By doing so, your patrons will see more of your resources.  However, if you would like to create a URL that goes directly to this e-resource, you may choose to use that link instead.
    • (Optional) What's in it for them? Briefly describe who should use this e-resource and why this group should use it.
    • (Optional) Where to find E-resource - Enter some descriptive text about where your patrons can find this e-resource.
    • Vendor – Select the Vendor for this e-resource.
    • Vendor Product Identifier – Enter the Product Identifier for this e-resource.  You may need to contact the vendor for this information.
  5. Add a Logo image for the e-resource by clicking the Choose File button.  
  6. Navigate to the image you would like to use and click Open.  The Logo image that you select may display when you insert an e-resource into an Item.
  7. Click the Save button to add this e-resource to your library’s account.

Once an e-resource is added to this page, you can insert this information into any Item template that uses e-resources.  For more information on adding reusable content to Items, please see the Reusables Help page.

To edit an e-resource:

  1. Select Admin from the menu at the top of the LibraryAware page.
  2. Click the E-Resources link.
  3. Click the pencil icon to the right of the e-resource in the list.
  4. Make your changes to the e-resource information. 
  5. Click the Save Changes button.
Note: You will not be able to edit e-resources inherited from a parent organization.

To disable/enable e-resource:

  1. Select Admin from the menu at the top of the LibraryAware page.
  2. Click the E-Resources link.
  3. To the right of the e-resource, click one of the following:
    • Provide access – Select this link to allow your LibraryAware users to add the e-resource to your Items.
    • Revoke access– When this link is selected, the e-resource will not be available to add to your Items.
To set up persistent linking for an e-resource:
  1. Select Admin from the menu at the top of the LibraryAware page.
  2. Click the E-Resources link.
  3. Click the Edit link prototypes link to the right of an e-resource.
  4. Enter the persistent link prototype (or format) for each type of link:
    • Single Record Prototype – Link to a specific record in the e-resource.
    • Generic Search Prototype – Link to a search in the e-resource.
    • General Login Prototype – Link to the login page for the e-resource.
  5. Click the OK button.
Note: The LibraryAware support team will assist you in setting up the link protoypes to allow you to add persistent links to your e-resources.

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