This FAQ is created to inform the KU Select 2018 Title Selection Committee members about the selection process. Here you will find a step-by-step guide as to how you can submit your votes:
Step 1. Click on the collection
Click on the collection to see all the titles that have been submitted. If you did not select a particular subject in a collection as your field of expertise, you can of course ignore this collection.
Note: there are two separate collections for the frontlist and the backlist, so if you signed up to review the HSS subjects, you will have to go into both the ''KU Select 2018: HSS Frontlist Books'' and the ''KU Select 2018 HSS Backlist Books'' collections. If you wish to select subjects from both HSS and STEM, this means looking at four collections - both HSS & STEM have a frontlist and backlist collection each.
Step 2. Select your subject areas
Once you have clicked on the relevant collection, you will enter the screen where you can review all the titles that have been submitted. Note that you can click on the dropdown menu on the top right to filter by the primary subjects. You can select the subjects you wish to review, and the list of titles will automatically update in your selection.
Step 3. Review titles
You now have your list of titles based on the primary subjects selected and can start reviewing the titles. Just click on each title to see its metadata. If you scroll down, you will see the option to "Vote For" or "Vote Against". Select the appropriate option and click "Close" at the bottom right of the screen. Once you have clicked on ''Close'' you will see that there will be an "Accepted" or "Rejected" indication next to the title.
Note that you can always go back to the title and "Undo your Vote" if you change your mind.
Step 4. Number of accept votes
You will see at the top right of the screen the number of accept votes you have left. You can choose to ignore this message and simply go through your selected subject areas. Most likely there will be accept votes left, which is fine to leave as it is. Of course, if you wish to have a look at titles in other subject areas and cast your votes you can still do that if you have accept votes left over.
We hope this step-by-step guide is of use to you. If you have any questions regarding the selection process, you can always get in touch with us directly using the 'chat' option on the bottom right of your screen.