MyIDEAS is a very new service, so there are not yet many frequently asked questions. Feel free to ask for more.
- Do I really need to allow cookies to use MyIDEAS?
Unfortunately, yes. But be reassured that the cookie is only used so that we can attribute all changes in MyIDEAS to the right person. Nothing else is done with it. Just allow cookies from ideas.repec.org.
- I want to follow all the graduates from our department
No problem. Find your department on EDIRC, or follow the EDIRC link for your affiliation on your IDEAS profile. This brings you to your department's page on EDIRC. In the yellow box, there may be a link to "Publications by its alumni". click that and if your MyIDEAS account is live, you will find the link to add all authors in one go. Note if some people a missing from the list, amend the relevant entries in the RePEc Genealogy. You will need to repeat the procedure to add any newcomers.
- I want to follow all the affiliates from an institution
Do as in the previous question, only click on "Publications by its affiliates".
- I want to follow the students I advised
At this point, you have to add them individually. But in expectation of some future functionality in that respect, make sure they are listed as your students on the RePEc Genealogy.
- How do I get alerts though email?
There are no email alerts. Visit your MyIDEAS account when you are ready to work on it.
- How do I add to my bibliography an item discovered in MyIDEAS?
There is no button for this as it would crowd the display. Right click on the item, then open it in a new tab or window. From there you can add it to your bibliography with the red link at the top of the page.
- How can I follow keywords?
The only solution at this point is to follow a particular JEL code. But we are thinking about how to follow keywords in an efficient way.
- Any way to get an RSS feed?
That turns out to be quite complicated, especially as authentication is required. So, no, there is no RSS feed at this point.
Comments and requests for additions are welcome. Send them to Christian Zimmermann.