Please Note: this feature is not available in most ZPORTAL systems.
Logged-in users can create alerts using the new Create Alert menu option from any Search Results display. Alerts can be created from all types of searches can be saved, including:
user-initiated searches entered on the Standard or Advanced search form
new searches initiated from Search Results
Search It For Me searches from the taxonomy (if available on your system)
Let Me Search searches from the taxonomy (if available on your system)
Clicking Create Alert will bring up a new screen where the user can set:
a name for the alert (will appear in the Subject: line of all emailed results). Names are optional; if no name is specified, the email will use "ZPORTAL Alert".
frequency for re-running the search: daily (default), weekly, biweekly, monthly.
option to suspend the alert, so results will not be sent, but the alert is not deleted from ZPORTAL.
preferred format for email alerts: plain text or HTML (HTML is the default).
(for email delivery): Email address to send results to. The address will be pre-populated with the email address in your ZPORTAL Account. The email address is READ ONLY and cannot be edited. If the address shown is incorrect, please contact a library staff member.
The alert will use exactly the same search term(s) and collections as the original search from which the alert was created. .
Clicking OK will create the alert and take you to the My Alerts page. For more information, see My Alerts.
Note: if none of the Collections associated with the search are able to support alerting, an explanatory message will be displayed instead of the Create Alert form.