The automatic DDA access shut-down was launched on the Lib Central platform at the end of September 2019. This functionality is leveraging existing EBook Central tracking capabilities.Your institution’s Head Librarian will be able to access it by following the “Home » Settings » DDA Budget Tracker” path, in Lib Central.
To create a new DDA Tracker, please click on the “DDA Tracker” link, pictured above. A new page will open, showing the tracker’s details. Please insert the budget amount and tick if you would like the amount to be inclusive or exclusive of tax. Then, please insert an amount that you would like to receive alerts for and the required recipient’s e-mail address. You can also choose the frequency of the reports, by ticking “Daily, Weekly or Monthly”. Once the form has been completed, please click on “Save Settings”.
Once the changes have been submitted, you should be able to see a confirmation pop-up. You will be able to see that the DDA Budget Tracker has been activated and that it will take precedence over any previous Budget Trackers that may have been set on your account.
If you click on “How does this work”, an in-depth knowledge document will provide more information regarding the tracker and its functionality. Here you will be able to find information concerning the customers that would best be served by the feature, the inter-connectivity between the regular Budget Tracker and the DDA one, what happens when the DDA Budget is met and much more.Once you click “OK”, you will be re-directed to the DDA Budget Tracker Page, where you can see that it is now active. If you would like to temporarily deactivate the Tracker, please toggle the “On/ Off” switch. A pop-up window should appear, asking you to confirm the changes. Please click “OK”.
This action will deactivate the tracker until further notice.If you encounter any issues with the DDA Budget Tracker, please contact us by submitting your support request on the web-form.