Experience seamless library workflows with our enhanced Acquisition Workflow, now with upfront pricing, improved search functionality and a brand-new look and feel.
Our Acquisition Workflow just got better!
Librarians spoke, we listened! At Kortext, we’re fully committed to fulfilling the needs of our partner universities and user feedback has been invaluable. As part of this commitment, we’re excited to share several major updates to the Kortext Acquisition Workflow – including pricing and license types, improvements to title inventory search functionality and changes to the look and feel – all set to enhance the user experience for university librarians.
So, what’s changed?
Searching the Kortext inventory
There are over 2 million eTextbooks available on the Kortext Arcturus platform. With our ‘Search Kortext’ functionality, you can explore the Kortext inventory and add titles to any of your baskets, providing a convenient user experience.
Enjoy a more seamless search experience with our new tab-specific search bar tailored to the section of the portal you’re in. This is in place of our global search bar, ensuring the system filters accurate and relevant results every time.
You can now search outside Kortext, so if a title isn’t available in the Kortext inventory, the Library Acquisition Portal will automatically search external records, including BDS, to show you that the book exists. You can then either make a request for Kortext to source the title on your behalf or select from a list of alternative titles chosen by other librarians.
Pricing and models
With new publisher pricing data extraction, you can see digital list pricing upfront for 1:1 license types. You can also view library pricing, with any applicable discounts applied on return of quote, for many of the major publishers like: Pearson, Sage, Bloomsbury and Cengage – with more soon to be added. Can’t see a price or your desired license type? Simply add the book to your basket as a Custom POA and we’ll get back to you with a quote.
Not sure which pricing is right for you? You can switch between license types to compare the benefits right up until your basket is submitted. (Custom pricing still available on request.)
Not sure which pricing models are right for you? You can switch between them to compare the benefits right up until your basket is submitted.
Look and Feel
The new app-style layout provides a user experience like the modern, easy-to-navigate apps we use every day.
And in an enhancement specially requested by librarians, title information is now displayed in grid view with columns and rows, so you can easily compare titles.
Want to know more about a book?
Simply click into the title for a one-page overview of everything you need from author information, rental term and ISBN to eBook format, edition and publisher information – and all this alongside book description and pricing information.
Features to save you time
Save time by uploading your reading lists into your acquisition basket! If a title’s not available on Kortext, you can click to find a related book or submit a request and we’ll speak with publishers to make the book available through the platform.
In one click, you can duplicate an existing basket, saving you time when making repeat orders. You can also download your basket as a CSV or XLS file to have on hand whenever you need it.