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Wish List Changes!

See How the Wish List Works for the information about how the Wish List works.

The following changes were introduced on 10/6/2009:

  • New feature! You can sort your Wish List by author (alphabetically by author’s last name), title (alphabetically), date (date you added it to your Wish List, position (your position in the lines for the books) and estimate (our estimate of when you might be offered the book).
  • New feature! Putting your whole Wish List on hold:
    • To do this, you choose “check all” at the top of the list and then click “Hold checked”
      • this will preserve your “place in line” in the Wish List but your Wish will not be active
      • this hold will also make auto-requested wishes INACTIVE.
      • You can do this page by page or do the whole Wish List by checking the additional box that appears when you check the “check all” box
    • You may want to do this for example if you have no credits to accept Wish List books, but you still want your Bookshelf to be active
  • New feature! You can also put individual items on hold if you are not ready to accept those items when they are offered to you
    • to do this, check the box to the left of the item and click Hold Checked.
    • This will preserve your “place in line” for the book but make the wish INACTIVE
    • Note: items on hold still count toward the 200-item limit on the Wish List.
  • New feature! Default auto-request option
    • You can now set the default at the top of the Wish List to choose auto-request for your future wishes – if you check this box, it will not affect any existing Wishes on your list, but all Wishes added while the box is checked will be set to auto-request by default.
    • Unchecking the box will not affect the settings on any items already on your list, but all wishes added to your list while the box is UNchecked will be added with the 48-hour offer option (NOT set to auto-request).
  • New feature! Auto-request options are now color-coded for at-a-glance list management
    • Items set to auto-request will be green
    • Items on hold will be red
    • Items not on hold and not set to auto-request will have no color applied.
    • If you put an auto-request item on hold, it will turn red.

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7 Responses to “Wish List Changes!”

  1. Thanks for this feature! This will definately come in handy.

  2. Love the changes! Very pleased to see some new features added to the wish list. Now if only more than 200 books could be added…

  3. Dorothy R. (obsidianfire) says:

    OMG…I have been so wishing for a hold feature just for the wishlist. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Marisa B. (marisab) says:

    Thanks for adding the additional sorting options! I love being able to see which books I’m likely to get soon.

    Just one question – why did the “convert to reminder list” button get removed?

    Since there’s no way to see how recently a book was posted into the system without adding it to your wishlist, I frequently flip books back and forth in an effort to decide which ones should be moved from my reminder list to my wishlist. If there are more than 10 or so people ahead of me, and the book has NEVER been posted to the system, I move it back to my reminder list. Please, either restore the “convert” feature or let us see how recently a book has been posted from that book’s page. The process already had a lot of clicks, and now there are two more! Thank you 🙂

  5. Dawne P. (ladeemist) says:

    OMG! I am soooooo addicted to PBS. Now you have the author interviews which I also love. Nice to know more about the authors and the books they are writing. Thank you!!!

  6. Rev Chris M. (CalSailor) says:

    There’s one feature I would love to see: I’d like to be able to search the wish list by genre, and BY THE NUMBER OF REQUESTS. I get the daily email, and that typically gives the most recent books, for which there is a huge number of requests. But I’d like to be able to sort the wish lists by genre, and author and number requested. When I go looking for books, I’d like to know if there are 50 or more who want it…and thus, a safe grab, or just one requester…I’d chance, perhaps, but I’d rather obtain books that people actually really want.

    Any suggestions if I can do something like that in the current system? Thanks!

  7. admin says:

    Hi Marisa – Your answer should be in the Dear Librarian section of October’s Newsletter… if you did not receive the Newsletter via email, you may find it in the Newsletter Archive (there is a link under My Account in the footer). Thanks!

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