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    Searching the Rialto Marketplace

    Any user role that can access the Rialto Marketplace can perform a search in the Rialto Marketplace and place items in the Rialto Marketplace shopping cart.

    The Rialto Marketplace search enables you to search across all content types and across the entire Rialto catalog. This is the best place to start if you want to search for a known title. You can search by keywords, title, author, or ISBN. 

    If you are not searching for a particular title, but would want to see what is available in particular topics of your interest, you can create a recommendations feed and configure it to display offers in your desired topics, ranked in accordance to your preferences. For more information, see Viewing Feed Results
    Rialto Marketplace intuitively displays the search results grouped by work, where each work can be broken down to subsistent individual offers. For details, see Works vs. Offers
    Once you have selected the offers you are interested in, you can place them in the shopping cart or add them to a list.

    Rialto Marketplace also matches the titles you are searching for to titles already owned by your institution, and provides you with full holdings information, to help you make purchasing decisions on the fly. See Locating Offers that Match your Holdings

    For more information, see Search Guide.

    Searching the Marketplace

    Searching the Rialto market is available from the persistent search box located at the top of every page. If the results list is too long, you can narrow it down using the Facets panel on the left side of the page.

    To search in Rialto Marketplace:

    1. From any Alma page, go to the persistent search box, and select the search type "Market" from the drop-down list. Your last search option is your default for the next time you log in to Alma.
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      Persistent Search drop-down list of options
    2. In the second drop-down list, select the field by which to search. You can select the following options:
      • Keyword: Indicate a keyword. Rialto finds any values with the keywords in the title, author name, publication year, and series title. For example, searching for "Harry Potter Rowling 2020" finds all works with "Harry Potter" in the title and with Rowling as the author released in 2020. 

        You cannot search by a partial ISBN number. Search by a full ISBN number in conjunction with another search criteria. 

      • Title: Search by a full title or a part of title.
      • Author: Search by full name of author or publication house, or any part of the name.
      • ISBN: Search by full ISBN (10 or 13 digit).
    3. Enter a search string in the text box. Rialto Marketplace displays the search results. 
      For a detailed instructions on using other options within the persistent search box, see Searching in Alma.
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      The Marketplace search results

    Narrowing Down your Results by Facets

    If needed, narrow down your results list using the Facets panel on the left side of the page. For details, see Working with Facets
    The display of facet values is dynamic and reflects only the values that belong to offers available in the current search results. For example, if you do not see any offers with the 'Single User' type of license in your feed, this means that Rialto did not find offers with this license type in the Marketplace catalog. 

    Works vs. Offers

    An important part of the Marketplace search is the hierarchical grouping of the search results into Works and Offers. This eliminates duplication in the search results and logically organizes the different editions and formats of the same title together in the Detail pane.
    A Work represents one piece of intellectual content, a creative work of a certain type, across all formats, publishing years, etc. An offer is an individual purchase option of the work. Each work can have one or more offers, while each offer is associated with only one creative work. 
    For example:
    • Screenplays, movies, books, and soundtracks are all different works, since their content types are different.
    • The physical edition of a title and the electronic edition are different offers for the same work.
    • The first edition of a book and the third edition are different offers for the same work.
    When you view search results, the results are grouped by work, where each work may contain one or multiple offers. From the work you can open a Details page for each individual offer, with clear navigation to the other offers in the same work.  

    Viewing Offers of a Work

    From the Work you can easily open the full list of its offers. All the offers are displayed on the Details page. This is a split page, displaying the offer and its details side-by-side. 

    To view offer details:
    1. From the search results list, do one of the following:
      • To view all existing offers, select the work or select View all offers on the right-hand side of the offer.
      • To view a specific type of offer (print, electronic or other), select the type of the offer you'd like to view. 
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      Viewing offers of a work
    2. If needed, use the Sort drop-down option above the list to sort the offers by publication year or price, in ascending or descending order.
    3. Select the desired offer to view its details.

    Locating Offers that Match your Holdings

    One of Rialto most powerful features is the Holdings panel that allows you to find marketplace offers that match the titles already owned by your institution. This helps you avoid duplicate purchases of already-owned titles and helps purchase additional copies with the certainty that these copies are the ones needed. 
    For each holdings item, the Holdings panel shows the shelving location and the expanded inventory information, including the total number of copies owned and the number of currently available (not signed-out) copies out of the total number. This provides an indication of how popular this title is and helps you decide if additional copies may be required.
    To find marketplace offers that match your holdings:
    1. In the search results, select the offer that has the "In your institution" badge. The Details page opens, displaying all the search results, including the copies that are already owned by your institution.

      If any already-owned titles were found, the Holdings panel opens to the right, displaying all the titles already owned by your institution. This panel contains title metadata (title, author name, year published and publisher, ISBN), and the shelving location of the copy. 
      Displaying the Holdings panel may take some time, because it takes some time for Rialto to find all the already-owned titles. 
    2. To find the already-owned title in the list of the Marketplace offers, copy the ISBN number of the already-owned title from the Titles Owned by Your Institution pane, then search for that ISBN in the ISBN search field. 

      Rialto displays only the corresponding offer in the offer list. To get back to seeing all offers, click View All by the "Your ISBN search filtered out X additional offers" message.  

      New for September! In some cases, the "Available for" statement might appear in the Holdings panel. This means that the offer is available as part of the stated inventory network group(s). Only patrons belonging to the group (campus / library / institution in a collaborative network, or a set of these) can access the resource when searching or browsing in Discovery. For electronic holdings, you can see the "Available For" statement applied to a portfolio or inherited from the collection or service in Alma. For more information, see Configuring Distributed Access to Electronic Resources. When the "Available For" statement does not appear in the Holdings panel, this means that the offer is available to all patrons, without any limitations. 
       
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      The Holdings pane 
    3. To return to the search results, select the back arrow icon.png Back arrow at the top of the offer list. 

    Adding Offers to the Shopping Cart 

    Once you identified the offers you are interested in, you can place them in the Rialto Marketplace shopping cart. You can accumulate many offers in the shopping cart, but then you need to check out all of them in one action (see Adding Offers to Shopping Cart and Checking Out).

    To add offers to the shopping cart:

    1. From the search results (persistent search > Market), select the work that you are interested in. The list of individual offers of this work opens. 

    2. Select the offer you want to purchase, and select Add to Cart in the row actions list. 

      Upon clicking Add to Cart, both the work and the offer receive the "In your cart" badge. Other users will see the "In others carts" badge on these work and offer, to prevent duplicate orders. In addition, a confirmation appears in the upper-right corner of your Alma window, and a count indicator on your cart displays the total count of items currently in your cart.

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      "In your cart" badge and cart notifications

      To see the names of other users that have the offer in their carts, hover over the "In other carts" badge. 

    3. When you are ready to proceed to checkout, select the Cart cart icon.png icon to open the cart. The cart opens with the offers accumulated so far. To proceed to checkout and to purchase the offers, see Adding to Shopping List and Checking Out

    4. To return to the search results, select the back arrow icon.png Back arrow at the top of the list. 

    Adding Offers to DDA Pool

    The following roles are required to add offers to the DDA pool:

    • Purchasing Operator, Super Selector , Selector

    If your institution is subscribed to a Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA, the same as Patron Driven Acquisition, PDA) agreement with a platform (see Patron Driven Acquisition), the Rialto Marketplace displays the electronic offers eligible for DDA with the DDA icon by the title. 

    If an offer is eligible for DDA, you can add it to the DDA program your library is running with the platform for the offer. This means that once added, the platform monitors the usage of this offer by the patrons. Offers that are accessed more than a certain number of times (the specific number is defined in the PDA agreement) are automatically purchased by your library. Till the moment of purchase, while the offer is accumulating the required number of views, the offer is considered to reside in the DDA pool

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    Adding Offers to DDA

    To add the offer in the DDA pool, you need to specify the ordering library and indicate the fund that will be encumbered once the offer reaches the usage threshold defined in the platform agreement and is purchased.

    In case you are adding many offers of a single work in the DDA pool, you can speed up this process by changing the default option in the row actions list from Add to Cart to Add to DDA for the eligible offers. 

    To add an offer in the DDA pool:

    1. Select an offer that has the DDA icon by the title. The Configure DDA Library and Fund option becomes available at the top of the list.  

    2. Open the Configure DDA Library and Fund option and select the ordering library and fund for this title, then click Apply.

    3. For a more convenient workflow, you can select the Add to DDA action as default for current selection. This changes the primary action button from Add to Cart to to Add to DDA. This option works only within your current list of offers. Once you leave the current list of offers, the default option changes back to Add to Cart. 
      For physical offers, the default option stays Add to Cart

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      Add to DDA as the default option in the row actions list
    4. To add the offer in the DDA pool, select Add to DDA in the row actions list. 
      The offer is added in to the DDA pool, and the In DDA Pool badge appears by the offer:

    "In DDA Pool" badge
    To view the list of al titles that participate in the DDA pool in your institution, see Viewing Offers in DDA Pool. 
    For removing offers from DDA, see Removing Offers from a DDA Pool

    Adding Offers to DDA Automatically

    In addition to manually adding offers to DDA, DDA-eligible offers can be added to DDA pool automatically, via DDA feeds, if these were defined by your Rialto Administrator. The feeds run weekly and add an user-defined number of eligible records ('cap') to the pool. For details, see Managing DDA Profiles

    The cap on the number of records that can be added to the pool within a single session is defined by the Rialto Administrator in the DDA profile.

    The frequency with which the profile runs is defined in the system and cannot be modified. 

    Adding Offers to a List

    You can add a single offer to several lists. To add an offer to a list, the list must already exist in the system. For instructions on creating lists, see Working with Lists.

    To add an offer to a list:

    1. From any offer page, select a title you want to add to the list, and select Add to List in the row actions list, and select the list to which to add the offer. 

    2. Once done, the "In your lists" badge appears by the offer and also by the work (note that on the work it can mean that a single offer is included in several lists, or that several offers are each included in a different list). Other users will see the "In others lists" badge on these work and offer, to prevent duplicate work. In addition, a confirmation appears in the upper-right corner of your Alma window.

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      "In your lists" badge on a work, displaying the lists in which offers are included  

      To see the lists in which the offer is included, hover over the "In your lists" badge.

    3. To add the same offer to another list, repeat the above step and select another list.

    4. To return to the search results, select the back arrow icon.png Back arrow at the top of the list.

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