edelweiss offers easy-to-use tools to support librarians and the work of readers' advisory.
this training page brings together resources to help librarians get started using the site's key title discovery features: catalogs, collections, review copies, and community buzz.
1. Getting Started on Edelweiss
Editing Your Edelweiss Profile
Tell publishers, colleagues, and other Edelweiss users about who you are and why you are on Edelweiss.
Configuring Your Homepage
Customize the Edelweiss homepage to serve your goals and workflow on the site.
2. Browsing Catalogs and Creating Collections
Browsing catalogs on Edelweiss is a great practice to learn about upcoming titles. And, you can add filters and refinements to target your search for titles. Looking to stay organized? It is easy to set up a custom collection of titles on Edelweiss.
Learn all the ways to find catalogs on Edelweiss.
Make your way through the wealth of information available in a catalog.
Filtering Title Lists
Build powerful saved filters for catalogs and other title lists.
Refining Title Lists
Drill down into a list using one or many attribute refinements.
Create and share custom catalogs, called collections.
Exporting Title Lists
Export the title information for any title, or list of titles, to a PDF.
Adding to Worklist
Easily access your current catalogs and collections using the Edelweiss worklist tab.
3. Finding and Requesting Review Copies
Reading books in advance makes all the difference in effective readers' advisory. Publishers on Edelweiss make review copies available in a variety of formats for users to request and download. Access to review copies is managed by the publishers, so completing your Request Profile is a key step in starting to review books on Edelweiss.
Discovering Digital Review Copies
Explore all the books available as review copies on Edelweiss.
Understanding Review Copy Icons
Learn about the different review copy types and statuses.
Completing Your Request Profile
Tell publishers who you are and why you are requesting a review copy.
Requesting Review Copies
Submit requests to publishers for books of interest.
Accessing Review Copies
Download approved review copies onto various devices and e-Readers.
Tracking Review Copy Requests
Stay on top of your all your review copy requests.
4. Reviewing and Organizing Titles
Once you've finished reading a review copy, you can rate and review the title for your peers and the publisher to see on Edelweiss. Looking to stay on top of titles you are anticipating, currently reading, or loved? Take advantage of features like shelves, tags, and notes.
Rate books and share your thoughts with the publisher, peers, and colleagues.
Submitting LibraryReads Nominations
Nominate titles for LibraryReads right from Edelweiss.
Find your own reviews as well as reviews from your connections on Edelweiss.
Keep track of what you (and your Edelweiss peers) are looking forward to or currently reading.
Attach your own schema of labels or keywords to titles for quick filtering and grouping purposes.
Leave notes on titles, either for yourself or for your Edelweiss colleagues .
5. Exploring Buzz and Communities
With many professional readers reviewing and shelving titles on Edelweiss, you can use the site to see which books are the most popular among your peers. Plus, you can join communities of like-minded readers to connect, collaborate, and discover new titles.
Viewing Edelweiss Buzz
Explore the Buzz tab to find the most popular titles among your Edelweiss affiliates.
Finding People & Communities on Edelweiss
Connect with others on Edelweiss to view their reviews, shelves, and shared collections.
Exploring Edelweiss Community
Try out Edelweiss Community, a mobile-friendly social networking platform for book lovers.
Subscribing to Emails
Sign up for helpful newsletters sharing new review copies or tips for librarians.