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Spaţiul meu
To access, click Spaţiul meu in the menu.
MetaLib enables you to personalize your environment, to create your own database lists, save records that you find interesting for future reference, and define your preferences for the display of results.

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Raft electronic
To access, click Spaţiul meu in the menu and then Raft electronic.
MetaLib allows authenticated users to keep selected records in their personal Raft electronic for future use.
Records are added to the basket, which is the default Raft electronic folder, by clicking the basket
function in a results list. You can also create new folders, name them and move records into them from your basket or from another folder.
Raft electronic records can be displayed in three views: Vizualizare tabel, Vizualizare sumară and Vizualizare integrală.
The Raft electronic display can include one or two panes.
To switch from the single pane view to the two pane view, click on the Advanced option at the top. To switch back to the single pane view from the two-pane view, click the Simple option.
In the two-pane Advanced view, you can move records from My Basket to an eShelf folder by selecting the records and clicking the arrow icon located at the top of the pane.

See also
The Basket and Other Raft electronic Folders
To save records from the basket to a folder
To copy records from one folder to another

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Raft electronic Folder Vizualizare tabel
Vizualizare tabel displays the records in a table, one row for each record, within the Simple pane. Vizualizare tabel provides the following options:

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Raft electronic Folder Vizualizare sumară
Vizualizare sumară provides citation information, in addition to the information provided in the Vizualizare tabel, within the Simple pane. Vizualizare sumară provides the following options:

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Raft electronic Folder Vizualizare integrală
Vizualizare integrală provides all the record's information, within the Simple pane. It shows a page for each record and highlights the words you queried.

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The Basket and Other eShelf Folders
The basket is an Raft electronic folder, which you can use as your only folder. In addition, you have the option to open other folders in your Raft electronic, assign names to them, and copy records from your basket to those folders.
The basket function
appears per record in the various result lists. The basket is retained from session to session for authenticated users, but if you choose to work as a guest, your basket is deleted when the session ends.
See also
To save records from the basket to a folder
To copy records from the basket to another folder

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Pentru salvarea coşului ca un nou folder:
There are two ways to create a new folder:
To save the basket as a new folder, click
and enter a name for the new folder.

To create a new folder, move to the Advanced mode by clicking the Advanced option at the top right hand corner, click
and enter a folder name.

Note that in order to move records from one folder to another you need to copy them from the first folder to the basket and then copy them from the basket to the second folder.

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Pentru a copia înregistrări din Coş în alt folder:
  1. In eShelf, move to the Advanced mode by clicking the Advanced option in the top right hand corner. Your basket will appear in the right pane.
  2. Select a folder in the Select folder field or create a new folder by using the
    icon.
  3. The basket appears on the right and the folder that you created or selected appears on the left.
  4. Select records in the basket to be copied by clicking on the checkbox to the left of each record or by clicking the Select all option at the top left of the list to select the entire list. Click Clear all to deselect all the selected items.
Use the
arrow to move the selected records from the basket to the selected folder. Note that you can move records from any folder to the basket by clicking the
arrow.
You can also use this option, if you wish, to move records from one folder to another by using the basket as temporary storage.
Note that in order to move records from one folder to another you need to copy them from the first folder to the basket and then copy them from the basket to the second folder.

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Bazele de date selectate
Access to Spaţiul meu is restricted to logged in users.
To access, click Spaţiul meu in the menu and then Bazele de date selectate. MetaLib allows authenticated users to create lists of selected databases (sets), assign them a name, and use them in Căutare Rapidă and MetaCăutare​.
Căutare bază de date enables you to locate a specific database from those made available by the institution. You can add databases to a database clipboard by clicking
in the Căutare bază de date results list. Once you click the
, it changes to
. You can also add databases from the MetaCăutare database list in the same way.
In Bazele de date selectate you can also copy these databases from the database clipboard to one or more database lists which can later be selected during a search.

You can define the order in which these sets appear on the page, as follows:
See also
To copy records from the database clipboard to a database set
Căutare Rapidă
MetaCăutare

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How to Create a Database Set?
Note: Use the following options as required:
Click
to rename a database set, or modify the description.
Click
to remove a database from the database clipboard or database set.
Click
to erase all databases from the clipboard or from a database set.
Note: You can copy databases from one set to another via the clipboard.

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How to Copy Databases from the Database Clipboard to an Existing Database Set?
  1. In Spaţiul meu​->​Bazele de date selectate select an existing folder in the Select set dropdown list at the top of the Bazele de date selectate window. The database clipboard appears in the right pane and the folder that you selected appears in the left pane.
  2. You can now copy databases from the database clipboard into the selected database set, by clicking
    .
Note: Use the following options as required:
Click
to rename a database set, or modify the description.
Click
to save the database clipboard or database set. You can assign it a new name.
Click
to remove a database from the database clipboard or database set.
Click
to erase all databases from the clipboard or from a database set.
Note: You can copy databases from one set to another via the clipboard.

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My e-Journals
My e-Journals enables you to browse your personal e-Journal list and access individual e-Journals or obtain SFX services.
To display another page, click Next or Previous. You can set the number of results displayed per page as part of your preferences
Note: If you have authenticated yourself, you can set your preferred view as part of your preferences​.

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My e-Journals - Vizualizare tabel
Vizualizare tabel displays the e-Journals in a table, one row for each e-Journal. Vizualizare tabel provides the following options:

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Istoric / Alerts View
Access to Istoric is restricted to logged in users. To access, click Spaţiul meu in the menu and then Istoric.
Istoric enables you to store a search executed in a previous session, in order to run it in the future or to create an Alert
Note: If you have authenticated yourself, you can set your preferred view as part of your Preferinţe.
MetaLib stores all searches in the current session in MetaCăutare->​Căutările anterioare.
However, these searches are not saved at the end of a session. You can click on the
icon to copy a query to the Istoric.
You can perform the following operations in this window:

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Alerts View
Only logged in users can use the Alerts View feature.
To access, click Spaţiul meu in the menu and then Istoric.
An Alert is a query that searches the specified set of databases automatically, at an interval of your choice.
An Alert notifies you by email when new records that match the search criteria are added to the specified databases.
The email notification includes a link into MetaLib, which prompts you for a username and password, and then automatically relaunches the search so you can see the new records.

An Alert is created in Istoric, when you click the
icon next to a search that you wish to define as an alert. Fill out the Add Alert window to define a new Alert.
You can click the
icon to delete the alert.
Review the following in sequence:
Adding and Editing an Alert

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Adding and Editing an Alert
A number of fields must be filled in on the Alerts View form. Mandatory fields are indicated with an asterisk.
  1. Enter an Alert name of your choice.
  2. Enter an e-mail address to which a notification should be sent; your e-mail address, as known to the system, is displayed by default.
  3. Indicate whether you wish to receive notification each time the Alert is run, even if no new items were found (Yes or No).
  4. Indicate how often the Alert should run.
  5. Lastly, select the databases in which to run the Alert.
  6. Click Save.

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Preferinţe
Logged in users can define their own default preferences.
To access, click Spaţiul meu and then Preferinţe in the menu.
Preferinţe enable you to personalize your MetaLib environment.
You have the option to make the following selections:
Select Portal: If your institution has defined several MetaLib portals for its users, you can select your preferred default portal. You can change this setting at any time.
Language: Applicable to multi-lingual sites, where you can select the user interface language of your choice.
Display of: Enables you to select the default view of the Database Rezultate List and the search Rezultate List.
No. of results per page: Enables you to determine the number of records displayed on each page.
See also
Change Portal
Change Language

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