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Bulletin Board Actions

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2022 13:18

Bulletins Action Menu


  • Add Board. This creates a new, blank (unlocked for further editing) board in the Bulletins pane of the Bulletin Board Management window.
  • Duplicate Board. This selection allows you to make a copy of the currently highlighted (i.e. selected) board.
  • Remove Board. Removes the currently highlighted (i.e. selected) board. When you remove a board, all the bulletins on that board are removed as well. Once saved, you can't restore deleted bulletins or boards, so be careful!
  • Add Bulletin. This creates a new, blank (unlocked for further editing) bulletin in the Boards pane of the Bulletin Board Management window.
  • Duplicate Bulletin. This selection allows you to make a copy of the currently highlighted (i.e. selected) bulletin.

  • Remove Bulletin. Removes the currently highlighted (i.e. selected) bulletin from the board. Once saved, you can't restore deleted bulletins, so be careful!
  • Browse for Bulletin Picture. This selection opens a standard browser explorer window, allowing you to guide Alexandria to the location of your locally saved image. This image will be applied to and displayed in the currently selected bulletin. You can use nearly any image vformat (e.g. JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, or BMPs) supported by your browser. Although they can be larger (or smaller), the optimal size for bulletin board pictures should be no larger than 200 pixels wide; if your image is larger, it will automatically be resized to fit our size specifications.


Step-by-Step Instructions

Add or Create a Bulletin Board

To create a new board:

  1. Go to Tools > Bulletins, or type /managebulletins at the end of your Alexandria login URL.
  2. If the Bulletin Board Management window is empty, you will have the option to Create a Bulletin Board.
    1. If you already have existing boards, select Add Board from the Actions menu.
  3. A blank board will appear in the Boards section of the Bulletin Board Management window.
  4. Board name. Enter a name that describes the general content this board will contain.
    1. For example: After School Programs or February Event Calendar
  5. If desired, you can enter an optional expiration date using the Show Board From fields; if you provide an ending date, the board will expire from public view on that date.
  6. You may also provide additional (optional) Notes about this board for operators or library administrators.
  7. When finished, click on Save to create your new board or Revert to discard it.
  8. Your new bulletin board will appear in the list on the left—all it needs now are some bulletins!


Duplicate a Bulletin Board

To duplicate an existing board:

  1. Go to Tools > Bulletins, or type /managebulletins at the end of your Alexandria login URL.
  2. From the Bulletin Boards list, select (i.e. highlight) the board you want duplicated.
  3. Next, select Duplicate Board from the Bulletin Board Management window's Actions menu.
  4. Your duplicate board will appear in the Boards section of the Bulletin Board Management window; the duplicated Board Name will be prefaced with “Copy of...” text. Any information from the original Show Board From and/or Notes fields will also be duplicated.
  5. Adjust the name of the new board in the Board Name field.
  6. If desired, you may also modify the Show Board From dates or board Notes.
  7. When finished, click on Save to create your new board or Revert to discard it.
  8. Your new board will appear in the Bulletin Boards list on the left—all it needs now are some bulletins!


Edit a Bulletin Board

To modify an existing board:

  1. Go to Tools > Bulletins, or type /managebulletins at the end of your Alexandria login URL.
  2. From the Bulletin Boards list, select (i.e. highlight) the existing board you want to modify.
  3. The contents of the board will appear in the Boards section of the Bulletin Board Management window.
  4. Adjust the name of the board in the Board Name field; you may also modify the Show Board From dates or board Notes as desired.
  5. When finished, click Save to keep your changes or Revert to discard them.


Remove a Bulletin Board

To remove an existing board and its associated bulletins:

  1. Go to Tools > Bulletins, or type /managebulletins at the end of your Alexandria login URL.
  2. From the Bulletin Boards list, select (i.e. highlight) the board that you would like to remove.
  3. Next, select Remove Board from the Bulletin Board Management window's Actions menu.
  4. You will be asked to confirm the removal of your board and all the bulletins contained within; click OK to continue or Cancel to abort.
  5. When finished, click on Save to permanently delete your board(s) or Revert to restore them.


When you delete a board, all the bulletins for that board are deleted as well. We can't restore deleted bulletins or boards, so be careful

View Your Bulletin Boards

To view posted bulletins from the Alexandria Researcher:

  1. Go to Researcher > Bulletins, or type /bulletins at the end of your Alexandria login URL.
  2. Select Bulletins icon from the default Researcher pane.
    1. It is possible that this icon has been removed from your Researcher pane. If so, ask your Librarian or Librarian Administrator to add it back using Explore Builder.
  3. Your site's public Bulletins interface will open in a new browser window.
    1. If you are a Centralized Catalog, the Select a Data Station window will appear each time you access public Bulletins. This allows you to select the site whose bulletins you would like to view. The union site record does not appear in the Select a Data Station list.
  4. If the selected (or union) site has multiple boards, you will be asked to Select a Bulletin Board to View. If the selected site doesn't have any bulletin boards, you will see Site Information instead.
  5. After selecting a board, you may return to the Select a Bulletin Board to View list at any time by clicking the back arrow icon located to the left of the board name. To the right of the Site name is a magnifying glass icon that will return you to the Researcher interface selection window.