GOBI3 users can set up new title notifications – called GobiAlerts – using either their library’s slip plan or parameters that are set in GOBI3. GobiAlerts allows users to recommend titles for purchase.
Notifications search the entire database and do not match slip profiles. Slip profiles block new titles from those publishers’ imprints where we get all those publishers’ ebooks annually (Springer, Elsevier and most of Wiley. It is extremely important to check the catalog to see if we own an ecopy of a title before ordering on GOBI when using notifications as they cannot be blocked from these searches and alerts from GOBI. Notifications are best used for firm orders when doing free form searching of GOBI or retrospective buying. Slip matches for approvals cover all core publishers and subjects.
Adding a Notification
Once you are logged in to GOBI3.com, click Notifications in the navigation bar at the top of the page. ALERT: Do not use notifications for approvals, use slip matches (see Approvals tab). see details to the left here as to why not!
Select Manage Notifications.
Just below the navigation bar is the “Manage Notifications” options; select Add.
You will be brought to a new blank form. Be sure to fill in:
- Saved Parameter Name
- Binding/Format Preference
- Content Level
- Notification Status
- Notification Delivery Frequency
- Users and Recipients
When you are finished setting your preferences, click Save and Schedule. (This is below the navigation bar.)
Editing a Notification
Once you are logged in to GOBI3.com, click Notifications in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Under your “Saved Notifications,” you may select the notification you want to edit. This will bring you to your filled out form. You may make changes in your selected form. When you are finished, select Save and Schedule.
You can select Manage Notifications. From there, select the page you wish to edit, and select Edit (found below the navigation bar). This will bring you to your filled out form. You may then make your changes. When you are finished, select Save and Schedule.
Deleting a Notification
If you are sure you want to delete a notification, you can delete a notification.
Once you are logged in to GOBI3.com, click Notifications and then Manage Notifications.
Select the notification you wish to delete and then click Delete.