Admins: PDA purchasing as single-user licenses, or the highest-user license available

Your PDA account is set to either purchase only single-user licenses, or to purchase the highest-user license available for each book:

  • If you request single-user-purchases, then every PDA-triggered purchase will be purchased as single-user.
  • If you request highest-user license available, then every PDA-triggered purchase will be purchased as the highest-user license available for that book:
    • If available as multi-user, it will purchase as that;
    • if not, but available as 3user, it will purchase as that;
    • if not, it will purchase as single-user.
  • Untriggered PDA discoverable titles will show as “Limited-user Title” until the title is triggered for loan or purchase, regardless of the purchasing model you’ve chosen (multi-user preferred, or single user).

To restrict a PDA profile to only include titles if they are available as multi-user:

  • In your PDA profile search criteria, add License Type is multi-user.
  • If you add this restriction AFTER you already generated your PDA collection, you’ll need to empty the collection and rebuild it:
    • Delete all titles from the collection:
      • “Profile” tab
      • “View Collection”
      • “Select All”
      • “Remove selection from Profile”
    • Re-run the search:
      • “Profile” tab
      • “Run Search”
    • Add the newly matching titles to your collection:
      • “Select All”
      • “Add to …”