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    360 Search: Administration Console -- Consortium Sharing

    • Product: 360 Search

    How do we (a consortium) share 360 Search settings with our member libraries?

    This page is part of a larger set of documentation about using the Administration Console to configure your 360 Search.

    The Sharing page in the Administration Console allows a consortium manager to share several key elements of your 360 Search configuration with your member libraries that also subscribe to 360 Search. Please consider these choices carefully and select the settings which best serve your member libraries' patrons.
    Also, if a member library has already configured one or more elements of their 360 Search, you won't be able to share those elements to them.
    Here is the initial view of the Sharing page:
    360 Search Admin Console - Sharing
    To begin sharing these elements, click Edit in the upper-right corner of the screen. After you make changes, click Save, or Cancel to discard your changes.
    Changes to the Sharing settings of your 360 Search will not be visible to patrons of your member libraries until the next day; to see how your changes will look without having to wait, staff at your member libraries will need to click Preview in their own Administration Console.

    Sharing
    You may share the following configuration elements:
    • Branding Options
    • Search Page Options
    • Results Page Options
    • Subject Categories
    • Custom Text
    Place a check mark in the box for each element you wish to share with your member libraries. Notice that each member library has its own line in the Sharing page, so you can share selectively among them.
    If you choose to share either Subject Categories or Custom Text with your member libraries, your selected Language Settings will automatically be shared as well. For more on Language settings, see Administration Console: Languages.
    NOTE: A consortium manager can also share database settings, but that is done through the Data Management > Database Details interface in the Client Center.

    Example 1
    Let's take a look at a case where you have two member libraries, with one using 360 Search and one that does not:
    360 Search Admin Console - Sharing with Two Libraries
    Test Consortia Member Library 1 is a 360 Search user, so you may share elements from your 360 Search configuration with it. However, Test Consortia Member Library 2 does not use 360 Search, so there is a "no" sign for each element, indicating that element may not be shared with this member. Hover your curser over the sign and you will see a message indicating that the "Member does not have the 360 Search service."

    Example 2
    Now let's look at a case where a member library has already made configuration choices to their 360 Search:
    360 Search Admin Console - Sharing with One Library
    In this case you may not override their configurations for this option by sharing your own. Notice that there is a "no" sign for this element, indicating that it may not be shared with this member. Hover over the sign and you will see a message indicating that the "Member has locally defined search options."


    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 7410