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Addison now offers you the ability to have customized alerts sent to your email address twice a month, letting you know of any new library arrivals that match your interests. Alternatively, we have also given you the option of staying current through a monthly web feed (often referred to as RSS) to your desktop, alerting you to new books.

Email alerts

For instance, if you were interested in items relating to the Chinese military, you could run a keyword search for "chinese military," then save that search to your preferred searches. On the 1st and 16th of every month, Addison will run your search for you, and will notify you if the library received any items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) in the preceding 15 days that met your search criteria. You can save any type of search as a preferred search -- a keyword search, author search, etc.

To create an e-mail alert, follow these steps.

  1. Login to My Library Account in Addison.
  2. Click on "Search Catalog."
  3. Run the search that you would like to save. When you are looking at the results, you will see a button that says "Save As Preferred Search" in the tan box at the top of the screen. Click on "Save as Preferred Search."
  4. Go back to My Library Account.
  5. Click on "My Searches." Your saved search should appear below.
  6. Check the box immediately to the left of your search, under the heading "Mark for Email."
  7. Click on the icon, "Update My Searches."

That's all! If Addison finds any new records that match your search, you will receive an email on the 1st or 16th. You can set up to 25 search alerts in Addison.

RSS feeds

First, go to our New Materials page. Find the subject or call number range you are most interested in, and choose it. Once you are on a page displaying new materials, you will note that a link to the RSS feed for that subject is available. Add this feed to your feed reader, also known as known a news aggregator (a common example is BlogLines, though a lengthy listing of aggregators is available from Wikipedia). Your aggregator will notify you when the new books list is updated, approximately once a month.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Sebek.


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