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  1. Provide automated holdings updates for EBSCO

    EBC allows for automated holdings updates in OCLC Collection Manager and it would be very helpful to have the same service for EBSCO holdings management. EBC customers use different knowledge bases for discovery and partnering with EBSCO would be helpful for maintaining holdings accuracy.

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  2. Allow owned ebooks to be withdrawn

    I would like us to be able to weed our (owned) Ebook Central titles in the same way that we weed our physical collections. At present, if we manually remove an item from the Ebook Central collection in our discovery tool, it is automatically put back the next time the weekly auto-update runs, which effectively means we can't withdraw access to ebooks we own. It would be especially useful in cases where we own multiple editions of the same title.

    4 votes

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  4. Batch deleting patron accounts

    It would be very useful to be able to batch delete patron accounts, rather than having to do them one by one. It would save a lot of time if you could input a list of names or email addresses and delete them all in one go.

    1 vote

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  5. Remote Access Requiring Periodic Re-Authentication from Institution IPs

    Once a user creates an account from the instituions IPs, they can use those login credentials when not on our institutional IP's. We would like an automatic way to manage the expiration dates of these accounts via the platform where proquest would require users to come back on an institutions IPs periodically to re-authenicate their account, similar to what Clarivate does with their Web of Science: Anytime/Anywhere Access (see: https://support.clarivate.com/ScientificandAcademicResearch/s/article/Web-of-Science-AnytimeAnywhere-Access-or-Roaming?language=en_US)

    2 votes

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  6. Add print pdf button to Profile in LibCentral

    Profiles are managed by only a few staff -- myself and 2 others. Profiles are changed at least yearly in our institution. I would like to be able to provide a current copy of a librarian's profile(s) so that they can review them and tell me what changes they would like. A pdf print button would be nice to enable this action and would provide a nice clean copy.

    3 votes

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  7. Admin control to set the default citation style

    I would like to be able to set the default citation style in ebook central as an admin.

    8 votes

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  8. Email notifications when a new title list is added to Consortia Content on LibCentral Dashboard

    Request to email notifications when a new title list is added to Consortia Content on LibCentral Dashboard.

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  9. Rqeust to add a hyperlink to URL under the LibCentral Book Details

    Rqeust to add a hyperlink to URL under the LibCentral Book Details.
    Please refer to the attached screenshot,

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  10. Request to split "Consortium (Owned or Subscribed)" separately in LibCentral

    Request to split "Consortium (Owned or Subscribed)" into "Consortium (Owned) and "Consortium (Owned)" in LibCentral.

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  11. Notifications when a patron is blocked

    We recently had an academic blocked by PEC because he downloaded in excess of 100 titles in a month. We were not aware of any blocks in Proquest, and neither the library nor the patron were notified of the block; his access was just limited without explanation. We were informed that Proquest would remove the block at the end of the month, but that was not communicated either. A notification system needs to be in place if patron access is going to be affected.

    13 votes

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  12. Information about titles that have been added to bookshelves by students before the titles are withdrawn from Ebook Central subscriptions

    When titles are withdrawn from our Ebook Central subscription, we have no way to knowing if any of the titles that we will lose access to have been added to a student bookshelf (where notes and chapters have been highlighted). Students also do not get notified and may lose access to the title with all highlighting / notes accompanying the text it relates to. I would like to propose that users get some form of notification prior to withdrawal if the title is part of their personal bookshelf to give them an opportunity to save the notes and also that…

    13 votes

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  13. Users do not need to put names and email addresses again in request form

    Users login their accounts to request a book so names and email addressed should be automatically put in the form to save their time.

    7 votes

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  14. Show Price to Patron

    Currently if "show price to patron" option is activate, the users can see prices for all access models. I want to request only the price of SUPO can be shown.

    4 votes

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