Editing Settings for Individual DRC’s

Here you can find a number of settings you can add to already-imported individual digital review copies, or to groups of digital review copies.

You can view each DRC title and either edit their settings individually by clicking the Edit icon to the left of each ISBN in the Recently Imported section:

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

In the list of DRC’s you can sort be 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 the Site Status box.

On Site Until Date:  this is the On Site Expiration date or the date the DRC will disappear from the Edelweiss Review Copies tab and will no longer be able to be requested or shared for download unless it’s already an invite only title. Your options for site expiration are

    • No Expiration (will appear blank here)
    • 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 title upon its site expiration by clicking on the Edit link and, on 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 site expiration date:

  • Device Expiration:  the actual date, or period after download, that that DRC will become inaccessible by the end reader using Adobe Digital Editions*
    • For example:  if the Expiration is set to 60 days, the user will have 60 days from the day they download the DRC until it becomes unavailable. So if they downloaded it on March 2nd, they will have until April 30th to download and read the title.
    • 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 this main DRC Admin screen explains the abbreviations you may see here, which apply to Adobe Digital Editions DRM*
    • NP = No printing is allowed with this DRC
    • NC= No excerpt copy or copying excerpts from this DRC is not allowed
    • NPL=No play, which means you’re blocked from converting text to audio

*To edit an individual title’s Adobe Digital Editions’ Device Expiration or Restrictions, click on the Device Expiration link:  this will bring you to the DRM Manage Permissions screen that is detailed above under Default Permissions. Alternatively, select the title(s) and select the Quick DRM Settings from the Actions menu to quickly change key settings.

  • To limit the total number of downloads (across the Edelweiss community) allowed for that title, click on the Edit link and then go to the Downloads tab and enter/save a quantity here:

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

  • Access Permissions:  as a publisher, you may make it so that Edelweiss readers may
    • Be Invited to download a DRC. Auto-Approved users are considered “invited.”
    • Request (and be approved or Auto-Approved) in order to download it, or
    • Download it without further ado or the need to obtain permission
  • 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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