EDELWEISS+ for Libraries

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

Communities

Communities are groups of users with similar interests or functions. Belonging to a Community is a great way to make Edelweiss+ even more customized and useful.

Users within a Community are able to:

  • Share reviews (or nominations!) and collections with the Community
  • View reviews and collections from other Community members

Submitting nominations to LibraryReads

Did you know that we listen to every piece of feedback we receive from users like you? We’re always looking to make Edelweiss+ better. In that spirit, you asked, and we listened. The LibraryReads nomination process is now simpler than ever! 

Submitting a title for LibraryReads is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1) Rate the title

2) Write your review

3) Share and nominate 

Start by clicking on the review icon:

Then rate and review the title. To nominate the title, just tick the box next to LibraryReads under Nominate. (All public librarians should have this option.)

You can also choose to share your review with the publisher, your friends and colleagues, or Communities to which you belong. Click the three dots next to Communities to refine if needed. Click Save, and you’re done! 

Now, when you look back at the title in Edelweiss+, you’ll see that you’ve nominated the title to LibraryReads! 

Investments in New Technology

The React web framework helps us to deploy fixes and new features faster, exploit modern browser capabilities, and maintain our applications. Cloud-based big data processing technologies allow us to scale our data ingest routines and accommodate ever-growing data streams.

Improvements to Services Architecture

We’ve implemented more independent services in our application architecture to speed deployment of fixes and new features, take advantage of more efficient cloud-based hosting resources, and promote overall site resiliency.

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Enhanced Training & Support

Librarians now have access to a devoted Library Success Manager, who serves as a consultative expert for both new and existing clients. Additionally, there is a new Training Page for Librarians, monthly librarian newsletters with product updates and best practices for getting the most out of Edelweiss.

Online Billing Center

Billing contacts for your organization now have the option to pay invoices and track billing history online.

Access Billing Center

View a More Complete List of Updates Edelweiss+ Users 145,000 Verfied ABA Members 5,100 Public Librarians 18,130 Reviews in Edelweiss+ this Year 141,565

What Users Are SAying

“Edelweiss+ is an invaluable resource, and I appreciate accessing digital galleys before books are published so I can make the most informed decisions for our library.”Eti Berland, Lincolnwood Public Library

“Edelweiss+ is a great, time-saving resource for anyone who works with books and publishers!”Renata Tatman, Seattle Art Museum

“Edelweiss+ is a fantastic tool for booksellers and librarians to better connect and order from sales reps and publishers!”Evelyn Nicholas, A Good Book

“Edelweiss+ is an excellent resource for booksellers to recommend books!”Kathy Franklin, Barnes & Noble

“How did booksellers survive before Edelweiss+? Amazing. This site is so much better than NetGalley.”Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop

“Edelweiss+ is a good way to order our books, check out reviews, and obtain info about books!” Linda Bond, Auntie’s Books