Admins: To search for and remove specific titles from an existing PDA collection

A common reason to search for and remove titles from an existing PDA collection is to check for titles whose list price is over a particular amount.

  • If you’ve added a price threshold to your profile’s search criteria, you’ll likely want to remove titles over that amount that are already in your collection.
  • Or even if you’ve had a price threshold in the search criteria from the beginning, the price of books do sometimes go up – and titles already in the collection are not filtered by the profile’s search criteria.

Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your individual ebrary account that has PDA admin privileges, then:

  1. Under the PROFILE tab, select View Collection for that profile,
  2. Click the Search Collection button (over at the right)
  3. Enter your search criteria to find the kind of titles you want to remove, e.g.
    1. Publisher is XYZ
    2. List Price is 300.01 to 99999 (to remove all > $300)
      Don’t use more than about six digits of 9’s or the search won’t work
  4. Click to select individual titles (or use Select All)
  5. Click the Remove Selection from Profile button.

This will remove all selected titles from the profile’s collection.

Once you remove these titles from the PDA collection (assuming it’s an active PDA collection), your MARC records page can be updated to reflect these changes right away.  On your ebrary MARC records page, click “Update MARC Data”.  This will cause a new dated/time-stamped line to appear, and the deleted titles will be listed in the “Deleted Titles” and “Deleted Titles (Excel)” links on that line.

Note, the above steps 1-5 remove titles from your PDA profile collection, but they don’t change your profile’s search criteria.  If you haven’t already, you’ll likely want to change your profile’s search criteria so that searches going forward will have the restrictions.