You can share or email books in your bookshelf

Saving a book to your bookshelf saves a link to that book.  If you want to share that link,  you simply need to put that book in a folder in your bookshelf, then share or email the folder.

Emailing a folder is the way you can export a SUMMARY of the notes and highlights you’ve made in the book.

  • The most comprehensive view of the sender’s annotations are in the email body when the folder is emailed.
  • Your notes and highlights will only be visible to the recipients in list form in the folder view or email body – not the way one’s own notes and highlights display.  The “Notes” page and the highlights-shown-on-the-book’s-pages are reserved for one’s own notes and highlights.

To share or email one or more books that are in your bookshelf:

  1. Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your personal ebrary account
  2. Click the “Bookshelf” tab
  3. Click the “Add folder” button to create a new folder
  4. Drag and drop books from your bookshelf onto the folder
    (Click on the book’s cover and drag to the folder’s title)
  5. Open the folder
  6. Click the “Share this folder” or “email this folder” button
    (the buttons are to the right, above list of books)
    – To share, copy the link provided and send it from your email program or post it
    – To email direct from within ebrary, enter email address(es) to send to. (Long list to use many times?  Create it once, save it, then copy and paste it.)
  7. Click “OK

Share this folder” versus “email this folder“:

  • Share this folder“:
    • Creates an active link to the folder in your bookshelf
    • If you change your notes or add books to the folder, those changes will be reflected to users of the link
    • The link is specific to your ebrary site.  User’s from a different ebrary site can edit the URL to reflect their ebrary sitename:
      • If you’re from Stanford the link you send would look like:
        http://site.ebrary.com/lib/stanford/viewFolder.action…
      • If the recipient is from Berkeley, they would change it to:
        http://site.ebrary.com/lib/berkeley/viewFolder.action…
    • Once the recipient of the link clicks on it, they will be prompted to sign in to their own personal ebrary account (unless they happen to have ebrary open and they are already signed in)
    • If the recipient gets a “Session expired” error, they just need to open a fresh browser (or clear their browser’s cache) and try again
    • If the owner of the shared folder stops sharing their folder, and a user tries to open the link, they will get the following error:
  • email this folder“:
    • Sends a static copy of your bookshelf folder as it appears at the moment it is emailed
      • Changes you make to your folder will not be reflected to the recipient(s)
    • Sends generic links to the books so that if a recipient uses a different ebrary site, the links will attempt to open on their own ebrary site
      • Before clicking the emailed link, the recipient should go to their ebrary site and sign in
      • If the recipient doesn’t open their ebrary site first and their browser doesn’t have a cookie stored indicating their usual ebrary site, the book will open on our preview-only site
    • The most comprehensive view of the sender’s annotations are in the email body when the folder is emailed.

Important:  Your notes and highlights will only be visible to the recipients in list form in the folder view or email bodynot the way one’s own notes and highlights display. The “Notes” page and the highlights-shown-on-the-book’s-pages are reserved for one’s own notes and highlights.