John Sallay of NeoCollect provided this update on the site: -Editor I appreciated David Levy’s positive review of NeoCollect in last week’s E-Sylum and doubly appreciated his couple of suggested improvements. We’re trying to make the site the best it can be, and user feedback is extremely helpful in getting things right. David had two primary suggestions: first, that we enable users who have initially loaded their collections into NeoCollect in “private” mode to make all items in a collection “public” at once rather than one item at a time. This was an easy fix and we’ve already taken care of it, in the Collection Settings for each collection.
The second suggestion was to provide users a way to export their data into an Excel spreadsheet as a backup, in case of either a technical glitch or the disappearance of the site entirely. We’ve gone ahead and added this function as well! Even before, NeoCollect enabled users to generate custom reports including any or all of their collection data, for example for an insurance report or to help out a researcher. And any of these reports can be downloaded into Excel. In order to make the site easier to use, though, we have added the comprehensive Excel download option directly to both the My Reports section and to the user’s My Collections pages, to make things more simple and quick. These spreadsheets and reports can also be printed in Adobe pdf format.
This download option is more an opportunity than a need, since we back up all NeoCollect data daily. We’re also not going anywhere that you won’t be able to find us. I enjoy using the site tremendously for my own collection and have only just begun. While all of my Betts medals are listed, I’ve listed only about 10% of my school medal collection so far and haven’t even begun with my various collections of Americana. So keep checking NeoCollect, and try using it yourself if you haven’t already.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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