Bookshelf Features: You can share or email books in your bookshelf
Saving a book to your bookshelf actually just saves a link to that book. If you want to share that link, along with a summary of the notes and highlights you've made in the book, you just need to put that book in a folder in your bookshelf, then share or email the folder.To share
one or more books that are in your bookshelf:
- Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your personal ebrary account
- Click the “Bookshelf” tab
- Click the "Add folder" button to create a new folder
- Drag and drop books from your bookshelf onto the folder(Click on the book's cover and drag to the folder's title)
- Open the folder
- Click the "Share this folder" or "email this folder" button(the buttons are to the right, above list of books)- To share, copy the link provided and send or post it- To email, enter the email address(es) to send to
- Click "OK"
"Share this folder
" versus "email this folder
- "Share this folder":
- Creates an active link to the folder in your bookshelf
- If you change your notes or add books to the folder, those changes will be reflected to users of the link
- The link is specific to your ebrary site. User's from a different ebrary site can edit the URL to reflect their ebrary sitename:
- If you're from Stanford the link you send would look like:http://site.ebrary.com/lib/stanford/viewFolder.action...
- If the recipient is from Berkeley, they would change it to:http://site.ebrary.com/lib/berkeley/viewFolder.action...
- Once the recipient of the link clicks on it, they will be prompted to sign in to their own personal ebrary account (unless they happen to have ebrary open and they are already signed in)
- If the recipient gets a "Session expired" error, they just need to open a fresh browser (or clear their browser's cache) and try again
- If the owner of the shared folder stops sharing their folder, and a user tries to open the link, they will get the following error:
- "email this folder":
- Sends a static copy of your bookshelf folder as it appears at the moment it is emailed
- Changes you make to your folder will not be reflected to the recipient(s)
- Sends generic links to the books so that if a recipient uses a different ebrary site, the links will attempt to open on their own ebrary site
- Before clicking the emailed link, the recipient should go to their ebrary site and sign in
- If the recipient doesn't open their ebrary site first and their browser doesn't have a cookie stored indicating their usual ebrary site, the book will open on our preview-only site
Note: Your notes and highlights will only be visible to the recipients in list form in the folder view - not
the way one's own notes and highlights display. The "Notes" page and the highlights-shown-on-the-book's-pages are reserved for one's own notes and highlights.