Saved Searches


Saved Searches

With these settings, you can:

  • Save searches
  • See search history
  • Turn saved searches into browse categories




Save a Search

Saved searches are great for research, seeing the latest titles by your favorite author, users that are interested in specific items (Example: New DVDs), and more.

Once you are logged in and have your search and facets narrowed down, scroll to the bottom of the search results. 



In the Search Tools, click Save Search.

Depending on your configuration settings (found in Grouped Work Display), you search tools will either be at the bottom of your page:


Or at the top of the search results on the right have side:


Give your saved search a name and save.



Find Saved Searches in Your Account

Saved Search can be found under the logged in user's name > Your Searches 



or in Your Account > Your Searches



Delete a Saved Search

To delete a saved search, go to Your Account > Saved Searches and from the Delete column click the Delete button next to the search you'd like to remove.

There is no way to un-delete so if deleted, you will need to recreate your saved search.

Find and Manage Recent Searches

To see recent searches, go to Your Account > Saved Searches and scroll to the Recent Searches table.

Here, you can decide to save a recent seach and turn it into a saved search.

You can also click Delete my unsaved searches to clear out the recent searches table.

Your Saved Searches Browse Category

Saved searches can automatically display for logged in users as a personalized browse category. Only logged in users have access to see these personalized browse categories. 

Saved searches will be shown as sub browse categories. Aspen will display the 4-5 most recent saved searches, depending on the length of the titles.

'New' Badge on Saved Searches

Once users add a saved search, they will see a 'New' badge on titles added to the library collection in the last week.

They will see this in the Your Saved Search browse category:



They will also see a notification within their Account > Your Searches:



When the user clicks into Your Searches or clicks the Updated notice, they will see a detailed list of their saved searches and which saved searches have updates.



When they click into the saved search with updates, it will take them directly to the title(s) that are New.


Administration Settings

Turn on the Your Saved Searches Browse Category

To configure the Your Saved Searches browse category, go to Aspen Administration > Local Catalog Enrichment > Browse Categories.

If you don't see it by searching for it, click Add New.

Fill in the following:

  1. Label -  Your Saved Searches
  2. textId - system_saved_searches
  3. Share With - Everyone

Leave everything else as is and save.


Then, go to Aspen Administration > Local Catalog Enrichment > Browse Category Groups and add the Your Saved Searches browse category.

Once this is set up, leave as is. Aspen will automatically show this browse category to users as soon as they start saving searches.

Learn more about Browse Categories