Editing Settings for Individual DRCs

Here you can find information on a number of settings you can add / edit for already-imported, individual DRCs, or for groups of DRCs.

You can edit individual DRC settings by clicking the Edit icon to the left of each ISBN in the Recently Imported section:

You can also filter by date imported, imprint, or ISBN and then select multiple titles and apply a specific Action to them. To filter, select the time frame in which a DRC file was imported, or a specific ISBN or Imprint, then click Apply to see your filter take effect.

In the list of DRCs, you can sort by each column header, switching from an ascending to a descending sort by clicking that column header again.

You can see whether the DRC is currently active. Those titles that appear in red are Inactive and will not display the Request or Download buttons for Edelweiss users. Titles listed in black font are Active. To update the status of a title, click the Edit icon and check / uncheck the Site Status box.

On Site Until Date:  this is the On Site Expiration date, the date the DRC button (Download or Request) will disappear from the related Edelweiss title listing. It will no longer be able to be requested or shared for download unless it’s already an Invite-Only title. Your options for on-site expiration are:

    • No Expiration
    • On site until a date you specify
    • Expire on Sales/Pub Datethis will automatically update if your On Sale/Pub date changes

You can also extend the availability of an individual DRC after its on-site expiration date by clicking Edit, then the Access Permissions tab, opting to allow the title to be shared with the currently assigned ADE DRM, or allow it to be shared and read anywhere from 10-120 days beyond the on-site expiration date:

  • Device Expiration:  the actual date, or period after download, that a DRC will become inaccessible on the reader’s end
    • For example:  if Device Expiration is set to 60 days, the user will have 60 days from the day they download the DRC until it becomes unavailable
    • This can also be set to a specific date (e.g. the on-sale date)
    • To block all access after a specific date, set the Absolute Expiration Date
  • Restrictions:  A key at the bottom of the main DRC Admin screen explains the abbreviations you see here, which apply to Adobe Digital Editions DRM*
    • NP = No printing is allowed for this DRC
    • NC= No excerpt copy or copying excerpts is allowed for this DRC
    • NPL= No play, which means you’re blocked from converting text to audio

*To edit an individual DRC’s Device Expiration or Restrictions, click on a DRC’s Edit button, then the Permissions tab. Alternatively, select the title(s) and select the Quick DRM Settings from the Actions menu to quickly change key settings.

  • To limit the number of TOTAL downloads (from all Edelweiss users) allowed for a DRC, click on the Edit link, open the Download Restrictions tab, and enter/save a quantity here:

Once that number is reached, the title will automatically become inactive.

  • Access Permissions:  as a publisher, you can control how Edelweiss users can access your DRCs
    • Be Invited to download a DRC. Auto-Approved users are automatically have access and are considered “invited”
    • Request (and be approved or Auto-Approved) in order to download a DRC
    • Download automatically
  • Approver Email(s):  who will receive all requests to download this DRC
    • If you need to route this particular DRC’s request emails to someone other than your default approver, click on the Edit title link or select Manage Access Permissions from the actions menu option and go to the Requests tab. This box will override your default email address.
  • Imported:  the date the DRC file itself was uploaded into Edelweiss


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