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Managing your content in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

EBSCOadmin allows administrators considerable control over the content added to an EDS profile, such as the addition of new EDS Partner databases, as well as your EBSCO subscriptions.

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This is useful in that it allows you to customize the content that gets added to your primary EDS profile, as well as any custom profiles you created. Administrators have the ability to control the Content Automatically Enabled Setting, so that when any new partner content is released it can be automatically added to your profile.

Keep in mind that managing new content for EDS Partner databases is generally a two-step process.

  1. Add the database to your profile (if you have not enabled automatic additions). 

  2. Then, if the database requires EBSCO to link to the publisher for full-text content, you need to add the appropriate CustomLink. Click here for instructions on adding a CustomLink to a Partner database.

Adding a new database to your profile

No matter what your automated setting is, you may need to add or remove a database from your EDS profile to customize your search experience. If you wish to add a new database to your EDS profile:

  1. Click the Customize Services Tab.

  2. From the Choose Profile drop-down list, select the EBSCO Discovery Service profile.

  3. Click the Databases sub-tab.

  4. In the upper left corner  a drop-down menu is set to Show: All.

  5. Using the drop-down, change the display to Show: Disabled to show available database to add to the profile. 

  6. For each database you would like to add, set it to  On in the Enable column.

  7. Click Submit. The database(s) are now added to the profile.

New Content Automatically Enabled Setting

The Content Automatically Enabled Setting allows you to configure your profile to automatically add any new partner content that is available for all EDS customers. Currently, this setting is "No" by default for both main EDS system generated profiles and  custom profiles created by administrators.  

When set to No, new EDS content will have to be manually added to the specified EDS profile when it is released. You can add the specific content using the instructions below.

When set to Yes all new content will be automatically added to the specified EDS profile.  This allows end users to search the metadata without the account administrator needing to take any action.  Keep in mind, to enable linking to full text, administrators will still need to enable linking as specified in #2 above.

To enable/disable automatic addition of new content:

  1. Click the Customize Services Tab.

  2. From the Choose Profile drop-down list, select the profile you wish to modify.

  3. Click the Databases sub-tab.

  4. Set the New Content Automatically Enabled parameter to Yes/No.

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  5. Click Submit to save your changes.

Removing databases from your profile

If you wish to remove a database from your EDS profile:

  1. Click the Customize Services Tab.

  2. From the Choose Profile drop-down list, select the EBSCO Discovery Service profile.

  3. Click the Databases sub-tab.

  4. Set the Enable setting to Off for each database you would like to disable from the EDS profile.

  5. Click Submit. The database(s) are now removed from the profile.