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Acquisition Workflow

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Out of Print titles

We would appreciate an Alert for alternative editions, as soon as these are available, for titles that are out of print.
Guest over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow 0 Future consideration

Ability to select titles and give total cost in Select Cart before ordering

We currently have the ability to select 1, 3, and Unlimited versions of ebooks from different vendors. It would be great to be able to calculate the cost of these in the Select Cart before we order them. This would help the workflow greatly, espec...
PG over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow / User Interface 0 Future consideration

Default Ebook Setting

Our library is digital first so would appreciate a default setting to avoid having to filter to ebook for every title search.
Guest 9 months ago in Acquisition Workflow / User Interface 0 Future consideration

Gobi use of "subscribed" for OA collection confusing, change to more accurate phrase

Gobi has recently started using the "library activity" link "Subscribed [date]" on ebooks that are not in fact part of a paid subscription but in EBSCO's "OA Ebook Collection", which is free. To see an example, if you have selected that package in...
Guest over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow / Content 0 Future consideration

Acquisition workflow when ordering print duplicates of ebooks

Lately I have had to order print copies of ebooks that we own. When the print record finds the print isbn in the FOLIO ebook record, it attaches to the ebook record. It is a lot of work to remove the print isbn BEFORE placing the order in GOBI, an...
Guest over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow / APIs and Integration 0 Future consideration

Need an "Exclude Fiction" filter

There are a lot of Religious publishers who publish both fiction and non-fiction. Most of the time we are only interested purchasing non-fiction titles. It would be much easier to find titles to purchase if fiction could be filtered out.
Guest 5 months ago in Acquisition Workflow 1 Already exists

GOBI Order cancellations email alerts should be able to be sent to the person who selected or ordered the book

GOBI Order cancellations email alerts should be able to be sent to the person who selected or ordered the book in real-time. This is important at my library because each individual selector is responsible for closely tracking their budget allotmen...
Guest 6 months ago in Acquisition Workflow / Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

Search by POL

I would like to be able to search for a selection after the order is in by the POL number assigned.
Sharon Whittle about 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow / User Interface 1 Already exists

Analytic recommendations based on purchasing

Gobi recommends automated workflows based on firm ordering or recommends titles to add to DDA based on triggers.
Jeremy Garskoff about 2 years ago in Acquisition Workflow 0 Future consideration

Add DDA-eligible=Y to the Standard and Advanced Search options

For those of us with Gobi DDA programs including manual "Request DDA", it would be useful to be able to search using either Standard or Advanced and have as a limiting option to only include in the results titles that have at least one provider th...
Guest over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow 0 Future consideration