Innovative Knowledge Base Release 1.4 Offers Real-Time Sync with EBSCO

 

New Ways to Manage License Agreements and Content Providers Help Libraries Centralize Information

The Innovative Knowledge Base is a web-based application that serves as your central location to manage all content types across multiple systems. Our most recent release unveils new automation that makes it easier to manage your electronic resources and have all of the information you need in one place. New features in this release include:

Upload coverage changes to EBSCO in real time*

When you edit a title’s subscription status or coverage dates, your change will be immediately loaded to EBSCO. This means your library’s coverage data will always be up-to-date and in sync, whether you view it in Knowledge Base or in EBSCO. (EBSCO data updates will continue to be imported into Knowledge Base on a weekly basis.)

Export coverage data directly into Sierra*

With Sierra Release 3.4, you can export coverage data from Knowledge Base and load it directly into Sierra via the “Load coverage into Sierra” function. You can also schedule Knowledge Base to automatically export global coverage data into Sierra via the “Schedule Direct Export” feature.

View a history of coverage data exports

The Export screen now includes a History table that displays information and statistics about your past coverage exports.

View and manage license agreements

You can now view, store, and manage information about your library’s license agreements in Knowledge Base. You can view or edit license information for a package, including terms of use, contract start and end dates, and the number of allowed concurrent users. You can also attach a single file — for example, an electronic copy of your library’s license — to a license agreement.

Search for and view content providers

You can now search for, filter, and view content providers (publishers, aggregators, resellers, or other distributors). You can also add contact records containing names, account numbers, and contact information for the contacts you work with at each content provider organization.

New event log for Package Events

A new event log feature allows you to view the changes to your subscribed packages and titles. You can also filter the event log to display only packages that were modified during a specified time period. To access the event log, click on your user name in the upper-right corner of the screen and select the Package Events option.

Other features in this release include a new auto-suggest for title searches (in addition to package searches), and the option to add staff notes to titles. Staff notes appear under the Profile heading on the Title Details screen.

Innovative Knowledge Base users can use the “What’s New” feature in the user menu to view release notes and learn more about new functionality.

 

*Contact Innovative to enable these features