Customize Your District Collection
Colin O'Kane, Customer Account Specialist
EBSCO Technical Support
EBSCO Training Contact:
Shana Ashwood-Viala, Senior Customer Training Specialist
EBSCO Customer Training Services
EBSCO offers free, customizable MARC records for every eBook subscription and title purchase through our partnership with OCLC.
To receive OCLC MARC record deliveries, EBSCO eBook customers need to set up access to OCLC's WorldShare Collection Manager service. To get OCLC MARC records from Collection Manager, customers need to have a Collection Manager account.
How do I get my MARC records from Collection Manager?
To get OCLC MARC records from Collection Manager, customers need to have a Collection Manager account.
If you do not have a Collection Manager account:
If you do have a Collection Manager account:
Next, customers will need to perform a one-time setup process to configure their MARC record delivery and customization preferences. Detailed instructions and information about this process can be found here and in OCLC’s EBSCO QuickStart Guide.
Where can I find out more information about Collection Manager?
Who do I contact if I have questions about Collection Manager?
If customers have questions or are experiencing problems with Collection Manager, they can get in touch with OCLC support at the regional office nearest them:
This tutorial demonstrates how administrators can use EBSCOadmin to customize the eBooks experience for their users.
Log into EBSCOadmin at http://admin.ebscohost.com.
Click the Site/Group Maintenance button in the toolbar.
Click the Go link below eBooks or Audiobooks to access the available settings.
The eBooks or Audiobooks settings screen is displayed.
Adjust your settings for Checkout Duration, Holds, Offline Downloads, etc.
To learn more, see Checking out and Downloading EBSCO eBooks on EBSCO Connect.
The EBSCO eBooks database features a landing page that can be set as the default start page that users see when accessing the database.
To change the default start page:
Log in to EBSCOadmin at http://admin.ebscohost.com.
Select the desired eBooks profile from the Choose Profile drop-down menu.
Click the Databases Sub-Tab.
Next to the eBooks database, select eBook Collection from the Start Page drop-down list.
The following statistical fields are available for eBooks when generating a Database report in EBSCOadmin:
eBook Online Full Text Requests — The total number of eBook full text requests when a user chooses to read eBook full text online in the EBSCOhost interface.
eBook Offline/Download Requests — The total number of eBook download requests when a user chooses to download an eBook and read it on either their computer or portable device.
If you subscribe to eBook collections from EBSCO, you can access eBook Subscription Usage reports using the EBSCOadmin Reports and Statistics feature. To learn how to run eBook Subscription Usage reports, see the following FAQ on our Support Site: