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How can I customize the catalog column headings for EBSCO Discovery Service?

Using EBSCOadmin, administrators can customize the column headings for their EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) real-time availability check catalog holdings. This can be useful if you would like to add specific labels to headings to make them consistent with what is already being used at your institution.

To customize catalog headings:

  1. Log into EBSCOadmin at

  2. From the Customize Services tab, select the EDS profile for which you would like to customize the catalog headings from the Choose Profile drop-down menu.

  3. Click the Viewing Results sub-tab.

  4. Click the Modify link for Customize Catalog Holdings Table Headings.

  5. Make your changes to the desired column heading fields:

    Customize Catalog Headings for RTAC

    • Catalog Holdings Table Headings for - Select a catalog from the drop-down menu (If multiple catalogs are available.)

    • Heading Label - Select a language from the drop-down menu.

    • Location - Enter a heading for the location column. (e.g. Your Local Library)

    • Cat No. - Enter a heading for the catalog number column. (e.g. Shelf Label)

    • Status - Enter a heading for the status column. (e.g. Materials status, Availability)

    • Due Date - Enter a heading for the due date column. (e.g. Materials Due By)

    • Locations Searched - Enter a heading for the locations searched column. (e.g. Libraries Searched)

    • Other Locations - Enter a heading for the other locations column. (e.g. Other Libraries with this Item)

    • Apply Changes to - If desired, select to apply your changes to ALL catalogs on that profile -OR- apply your changes to ALL profiles with catalogs.

  6. Click Submit to save your changes.