Tutorial: Library Admin Portal

Library PressDisplay – the world’s largest digital newsstand – can be customized to fit your library, and even work as an intelligence tool. 

Through the Library Admin Portal, you can see exactly what publications your patrons are reading, and set preferred titles for the platform front page. This is a great way to engage with your patrons and find out what kinds of reading materials your patrons enjoy. For example, a case study recently conducted at the Moonee Valley Library System (Australia) on Library PressDisplay usage found that patrons were accessing a great number of major Arabic and Filipino titles.

Here’s a tutorial on how to use the Library Admin Portal.  This tutorial will focus most on Statistics & Reports (A) and Preferences (C) – all other categories are self-explanatory.

Library Admin Portal

This is the screen you’ll see when you log into the Library Admin Portal (a secure link to this page is provided to you upon authorization of your account. For questions regarding access to this page, please send us an email here).

See the tool categories in the left sidebar. Click on Title List to see a list of all titles available on Library PressDisplay, their language, and country of publication. Monthly Read Issues list read titles and the number of issues read.

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The Daily Simultaneous and Total Usage Report: Specify the date to see usage for that one day. Scroll to the bottom to download the full report.

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The Monthly Simultaneous and Total Usage Report: Specify the month and year. Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the full report.

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The Date Range and Simultaneous User Report: Specify a month and view that month’s usage statistics. See what titles and how many issues were read.

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Publications Control: Customize the front page of Library PressDisplay by adding your preferred newspaper and magazine titles.

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Settings: Input a sign-out redirect URL, set the default language and personalize the homepage.
“My Newspapers” is the title list created in “Publications Control.”

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