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Search in License Manager

Learn how to search for licenses, templates, collections, and vendors in WorldShare License Manager.

Search for a license (in Licenses)

 Note: If no search criteria are entered, all results will be listed. To browse licenses, leave the search box empty and click Search.

To search for a license:

  1. On the left side of the screen, expand Licenses.
  2. Perform a Terms of Use Search, or select a search Scope from the drop-down list:
    • License Name: The name you entered when creating the license in License Manager 
    • Comment Fields: Text you entered into comments and descriptions when creating the license
    • Documents: The documents (file or URL) you added to the license
    • Vendor: The vendor from whom you are licensing the collection
  3. Type your search term into the search box.
  4. Click Search or press <Enter>.
    • If the search results extend to two or more screens, use the navigation links (top and bottom of list) to move between screens. Screen headers and footers show your position within the list. For example: Results 11-20 of 56
    • Previous searches appear below the Search button. Click a search to return to it
  5. On the search results screen, click the license name to open it.
  6. (Optional). After you perform a search, export a download of all licenses regardless of the checkbox selections. Use the Bulk Actions drop-down and select Export Details to download a .csv file of your search results. A count of the number of included licenses will be included next to the Export Details in parentheses. 
    • Larger exports may result in a timeout based on the amount of data they contain. If you experience this, narrow your license search and export a smaller set.
Filter results
  1. Choose a filter and use the drop-down list to select the filter. Search results can be filtered by:
    • Collections
    • License Level
    • Contract Type
    • License Status
    • License Type
    • Shared (Only available to WorldShare Management Services Libraries with group aware)
    • Signed/Unsigned
  2. Click Apply.

To clear an applied filter, click the individual Reset button within each filter. 

Columns in search results

Search results are sorted alphabetically by template name. To change the sort order, click any column heading.

  • License Name: The name you typed when creating the license in License Manager. Click the license name to access the license.
  • Paper clip icon: The paper clip icon indicates attachments.
  • Vendor: Sort alphabetically by Vendor Name
  • License Level: The level of the license. You can filter by:
    • Collection
    • Title
  • License Type: The type of license. You can filter by:
    • Free Temporarily: licenses that are not associated with a cost in any way
    • Standard: Renewable licenses intended to cover multiple contract periods
    • Trial Period: Licenses that are not associated with a cost and are intended for evaluation purposes
    • Perpetual: Licenses which include a Start Date but no End Date
  • Shared:  This column appears to WorldShare Management Services Libraries with group aware to indicate whether the license has been shared with another institution.  For more information about Sharing licenses, see Share Licenses (Group aware for consortia)
  • License Status: The status of the license. You can filter by:
    • Current: License is in effect
    • Expired: License is no longer in effect
    • Pending: License has been created, but is not in effect
  • Start Date: The date the license begins (on this date the license becomes valid).
  • End Date: The date the license ends (on this date the license is no longer valid).
  • Renew-by Date: The renew-by date is the deadline for renewal or cancelation.
    • You can filter by licenses that have renew-by dates within the next time period you specify. To see only licenses that have renew-by dates within the next year (from today's date one year forward):
      1. Type 1 in the box under Renew.
      2. In the Choose Period list, click Year(s).
      3. Click Filter.
  • Signed: Indicates whether the license has been signed. You can filter by:
    • All
    • Signed
    • Unsigned

Terms of Use Search

Terms of Use Search
  1. Under the search box, click the Terms of Use Search link.
  2. In the window that opens, use the drop-down list to Select a Term.
  3. Leave the default selection or select one of the following radio buttons. "Encoded" means that it occurs in the license document and has been added to License Manager:
    • Encoded
    • Not Encoded (default)
  4. Add term values to the search to further restrict the search. For example, to search for licenses where the values are enabled:
    1. Select Yes for Copy Supplied to Library.
    2. Add Portico (for perpetual access) in the Methods box.

See the Terms of Use (list).

Search for a template (in Templates)

To search for a template:

  1. On the left side of the screen, expand Templates.
  2. From the list, select the index to search:
    • Template Name: The name you entered when creating the template in License Manager
    • Licensor: The vendor from whom you are licensing the collection
    • Collection: The collection associated with the template you want to find
    • Documents: The documents (files or URLs) you added to the template you want to find
  3. Type the search term in the search box.
  4. Click Search or press <Enter>.
    • If the search results extend to two or more screens, use the navigation links (top and bottom of list) to move between screens. Screen headers and footers show your position within the list. For example: Results 11-20 of 56
    • Previous searches appear below the Search button. Click a search to return to it
  5. On the Search results screen, click the Name of the template to access it.

 Note: If no search criteria is entered, all results will be listed. To browse templates, leave the search box empty and click Search.

Filter results

Template results can be filtered by:

  • Licensor
  • License Level
  • Type

Expand Filter by Licensor or Filter by Type and begin typing.

Columns in search results

Search results are sorted alphabetically by template name. To change the sort order, click any column heading.

  • Name: The name you typed when creating the template in License Manager. Click the template Name to access the template
  • Paper clip icon: The paper clip icon indicates attachments
  • Licensor: The vendor from whom you are licensing the collection. Licensor is the only filter available for templates
  • License Level: Collection or Title
  • Type: Public or private
  • Action: Create License. Click Create License to create a license from the template

Search for collections (in Collection Manager)

See Search for collections in Collection Manager. When you search in Collection Manager, knowledge base collections will show if there are licenses available or will let you add a license. 

For information on managing your electronic resource titles as knowledge base collections in Collection Manager, see documentation about Knowledge base collections.

Search for a vendor (in Usage Data)

To search for a vendor to configure the vendor for harvesting usage data for your e-resources:

  1. On the left side of the screen, expand Usage Data.
  2. Enter your search terms in the Available SUSHI Vendors box or leave the box blank to search all vendors.
  3. Click Search.
  4. The search results will appear with three tabs at the top:
    • Available SUSHI Vendors:  Displays all vendors currently available in License Manager.
    • My Request Vendors: Displays vendors previously requested by your library for addition to License Manager.
    • My Aggregators: Displays available aggregator platforms that can be used with WorldShare License Manager to enable SUSHI harvesting.
  5. Find your desired vendor in the search results. 
    • Select Configure Vendor to configure a vendor for harvesting usage data.
      • The configuration screen displays a form to fill out your credentials for the vendor.
      • The correct SUSHI URL for the vendor is entered into the system. Add the institution's credentials as required by the vendor. Not all vendors require all fields.
      • Refer to the COUNTER Registry for details about a vendor's connection and see which credential fields are required.
    • If you have previously configured a vendor, select the Actions tab to Edit or Delete the configuration.

Search for a vendor (in Vendors)