Simplify your Collection Development with OverDrive’s Smart List tools
By Rachel Kray, Librarian and OverDrive Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive.
In response to valuable partner feedback, we have made several enhancements to the Smart Lists tool, which is located on the Automate carts page under the Shop menu.
Smart Lists are a helpful tool to automate cart creation for your selection team based on criteria that you specify based on need and budget. We have added more options to the Smart Lists tool, including new filters to create carts of popular, high-demand titles, with the ability to include or exclude preorders.
Smart Lists now also includes a new “Metered Access management” section for an easy, automated way to help your library repurchase titles that have expired from your collection. For instance, you could create a Smart Lists that runs each Monday that will create a cart of all of your expired content that has active holds and was checked out more than 5 times.
Be sure to check out these great new features! If you need any assistance setting up a new Smart List plan, please contact your Collection Development Specialist.