Personalize your DL experience and easily collaborate with colleagues with binders

Last week, we showed you how to use TOC alerts to receive email updates when your favorite journals, conference proceedings or magazines publish new content. Now, we’d like to introduce you to another feature that further personalizes your ACM Digital Library experience, and lets you easily share your reading lists with your colleagues and other research collaborators.

“Binders” are individual collections of any content in the ACM DL that are saved to your profile. When signed into the ACM DL with your free ACM account, click your name in the top navigation menu. By selecting “My Binders” in the dropdown this will take you to the page in your profile where you can create and customize your binders.

Once you’ve created your binders, you can save any content in the ACM DL to one or multiple binders in your profile. To do this, navigate to the abstract page of any paper, article or other content you would like to save, click the small folder icon located under the bibliographic information, and save the content to your desired binder.

Binders are not only a great way to organize content for yourself – they are also a convenient tool for sharing reading lists with colleagues, students or peers. On any of your individual binder pages, click the sharing icon located above the article list. In the window that appears, you can enter the email address of the person with whom you’d like to share your binder.

We invite you to explore these features at DLnext.acm.org on your desktop, tablet and mobile devices. As always, please let us know what you think by using the feedback button on the DLNext beta site, or contact us via email at dl-team@hq.acm.org or via Twitter @ACMDL.