eXchange Tip

Using Advanced Search to Look for Needs and Offers in Your Region

Want to see just what is being offered or is needed within your state or region? It’s easy to do in Advanced Search. First, go to Advanced Search and select whether to search Needs or Offers. Advanced Search allows you to search all eXchange entries, whether your own, other libraries’, or just those from the libraries in your own state or region. Enter your search terms in the form. Specifically in the Posting Library field within the form, select ...
eXchange Tip

Color-Coded Statuses in My eXchange

FDLP eXchange uses color coding to differentiate different statuses in My eXchange. The color of the plus sign next to each title tells you which items need your attention and which do not.Items that do not require any action from you are colored blue or gray.Blue indicates that an item is working its way through the process.Gray indicates that items have passed through the system and are completed. Examples of gray items include items that have been marked a...
eXchange Tip

Finding a Mailing Address When Your Publication is Claimed

Once a library has claimed a publication you were offering in FDLP eXchange and you have agreed that you will send it to them, how do you know where to send it? You can either: Message the library within FDLP eXchange to ask what mailing address to use. Use the Federal Depository Library Directory to find the library’s mailing address. For option 1, this example shows a completed match. Click on the publication title to find out which library mad...
eXchange Tip

Viewing Records

When looking at needs or offers in any list view (My eXchange, Needs and Offers Repository, or Advanced Search), there are two different ways to view a record. Each way will provide slightly different information.First, you can click on the plus sign next to each entry to expand the list.This will expand the view to include more information about the entry without taking you away from the list view.You can also click on a title in the list view. Doing this wi...
eXchange Tip

Mark as Kept

FDLP eXchange does not currently allow you to delete items once they have been submitted. However, you can mark items as kept. This feature is helpful if you:Submit the same item more than once.Submit an item by mistake.Change your mind after you have submit an item.To mark an item as kept, click on the title you want to keep.Under Transaction Log, click on Mark as Kept.Once an item is marked as kept, it will be removed from the review process and will only b...
eXchange Tip

Changing Your Passwords

Every user is able to create and maintain their own passwords for both the training and production sites in FDLP eXchange. To change your password, go to My Library Account- My User Account- Edit Your Profile.The bar to the right of the Password field will let you know how strong your new password is. To make password creation easier, make sure your password choice meets the following requirements:Must contain at least eight characters.Must contain at least o...
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