Follow authors

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Give patrons (who are signed in to Evergreen) the ability to "follow" LCNAF and get alerted when their home library (and/or the entire consortium) adds a new work by that author. This will allow them to keep abreast of new titles and place holds on items they know are being released but have not yet been published.

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In the attic

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Re: Follow authors

Moderator

Our old automation system had a feature like this that was a little more generic, you could save any search and get notified when new results for that search became available on a weekly basis.  That way you could not only follow authors but subject areas, series, etc.

Re: Follow authors

I would like to see a general "subscribe to a search" feature.

Re: Follow authors

Here is a related, but more general, idea that has already been submitted: Allow patrons to save a search query, and optionally subscribe to be notified of new titles that match

Re: Follow authors

Moderator

Yes, I'm going to put this one in the attic because I consider it to be a duplicate of the idea Benjamin posted. That project did make it to our list of priorities last year, but we ultimately decided against pursuing it because early discussions revealed that it would be more expensive than other projects under consideration.