Profile Basics

A New Title Notification Plan can ensure that a user is advised when print books and e-books become available. Titles are selected for the library based upon both subject and other parameters as agreed with the library.  

These parameters combine to make up what is called a ‘profile.’ A Slip Plan then delivers new title notifications to librarians for their consideration. These electronic slips are viewed using OASIS, Coutts’ online title database. 

Below is an illustration of the various parameters that make up a profile.

          Slips delivered electronically


  • You can create profiles to automatically supply core titles, which frees library selectors to focus their time spent on collection development in other areas. 
  • Coutts treats more than 77,000 titles annually, and your plan is designed to narrow down this universe to the titles most pertinent to your library.
  • Books supplied from a Slip Plan can be delivered shelf ready; processing can be customized to suit your library’s specifications. 
  • Through OASIS, you can create and modify your own Slip Plan instantly. 
  • Each new title notification can be delivered to one or more library selectors, accommodating the interdisciplinary nature of so many titles today. OASIS records and shows to every user all actions taken on a title by any selector, providing maximum transparency for selection decisions.


Libraries receive ongoing support in the following areas:
  •  Profile adjustments to reflect changes in subject areas, collection policies, budgets and staff responsibilities
  •  Continual OASIS training 
  •  Management reports via OASIS and customized reports available as needed
  •  Regular consultation with your dedicated Area Manager