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  1. Daily turnaway email option

    It would be helpful to have the option to have a daily compilation of turnaways sent automatically. We don't always upgrade a licence on the first turnaway notification, and the inbox can fill very quickly. I also don't want to run a manual report every day

    7 votes

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  2. Include upgrade prices in LibCentral reports

    It's really easy to get current new-purchase prices for a group of books: get their docids, run a title match, and the Excel report includes each book's current prices for each available license. It's really hard to get current upgrade prices: you have to open a book's LibCentral page, click the upgrade buttons, record the prices, and repeat for every book. The other day, I needed to find unlimited-access upgrade prices for 727 books, and it required most of my morning. Since the system knows the upgrade price, would it be that hard to add to a report? Just add…

    1 vote

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  3. I'd like to analyze usage by series-titles, as well as individual titles and publishers.

    Currently I have no way of determining which series are most used by users without looking title by title. I'd like a quicker and easier way of determining which series have gained and lost usage year by year - so as to identify which series titles should be acquired or left out of selective purchasing.

    1 vote

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  4. Automatically email weekly usage summary

    Our institution is moving towards Power BI to live present our data. Therefore we need a way to export that data from ProQuest in a format that can be identified and harvested by other Microsoft systems. An Excel spreadsheet attached to an email might be able to do this with Flow

    7 votes

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  5. allow for more attributes to be passed in reports

    there are more elements that can be extracted from the info our users pass you to authenticate that could be added to reports, for example role (undergrad, grad, faculty, staff) or school (Medicine, Engineering, Business, etc.).

    1 vote

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  6. Extended Access Report

    It would be really useful to be able to generate a weekly report on all titles that we have auto-upgraded, auto-purchased or that were mediated as part of the Extended Access program. Whilst we get notifications when individual titles are triggered, a weekly report would really help with monitoring.

    1 vote

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  7. PQ LibCentral Title Reports Enhancement request - please include copyright year

    PQ LibCentral Reports Enhancement request - please include copyright year.
    PQ Administration System Reports include the copyright year and so should the LibCentral Reports for librarians.

    Thank you.

    1 vote

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  8. Improve COUNTER 4 and COUNTER 5 Reports

    ALL COUNTER 4 and 5 Reports
    Please find a way to alphabetize the titles in all COUNTER 4 and 5 reports properly so that initial articles are ignored (e.g., a, the). For example, A Practical Approach to Cardiovascular Medicine should sort under P rather than A and The Craft of Scientific Presentations : Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid should sort under C rather than T.

    COUNTER 5 Reports
    The COUNTER 5 TR-B1 Report lists titles in an apparently random order as the default. Please change the default to alphabetical order.

    The COUNTER 5 TR_B1 Report doesn’t…

    1 vote

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  9. request to add Full Download detail information to Title Report

    Please add Full Download detail information on the Title Report and title list (via Dashbord).

    Title list has an 'EPUB Full Download Only' column but we need a detail Full Download information exactly you listed on LibCentral Full Record. Please refer to the attached screenshot. Also please add 'Full Download information' to Title Report under the 'Availability' section.

    1 vote

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  10. Referral Statistics

    We would find it helpful if there is a way to get referral statistics for Ebook Central under LibCentral's self-service options. This would benefit institutions looking at the various ways they're providing access to Ebook Central titles, and are hoping to get statistics to see how library users are discovering and linking to ebook holdings.

    6 votes

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  11. Title Reports - include Date Added

    It would be helpful to have the Date Added (to platform) included in the Export Field Chooser, as well as display in the html report.

    Date Added is currently available as a search limiter, and displays in the record view of LibCentral.

    2 votes

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  12. To generate the reports to get the titles by the ‘disciplines’ like Arts & Humanities

    Hi,

    Good Morning!

    We are not able to get to the discipline level when generate any of the reports. Example: Arts & Humanities. You do have fund codes, subject headings like Science, Medicine, Pharmacy etc. and LC call numbers in certain reports but we need get the titles grouped under a particular discipline.

    Please add the functionality to generate the reports to get the titles by the ‘disciplines’.

    Thanks!
    Have a nice day ahead!
    With best wishes
    Sunita Gandhi for Library Electronic Resources
    University of Kansas Libraries
    elecres@ku.edu

    1 vote

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  13. Counter reports should reflect usage for collection as it was on the dates selected (instead of as it was on the date run)

    As it currently stands, if I run a report today covering 2018 usage for our consortially held collections, the usage totals only reflect usage for titles that are still in the collection (as well as newly added titles). It would be better if a report for 2018 usage included data for all the titles that were part of the collection in 2018. We have access to a couple large consortially held packages. The practice as it is currently in place results in a discrepancy of several hundred downloads in the BR2 count for Feb 2018 if we compare a report…

    2 votes

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  14. Is it possible to export libCentral's reports to XLS and not only .csv and MARC as it is the case?

    i can't have my export directly in xls i have it only in .csv and must do some manipulations to get it in correctly excel

    8 votes

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  15. Getting usage data through API

    Set up a possibility of getting usage data through API.

    6 votes

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    megan.marion responded

    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

  16. Additional turnaways information requested

    With auto-upgrades, if an eBook is only available as a 1-user license and is in use please could it be reported as a turnaway if someone else tries to access it. Not everyone will fill in the mediated title request so I don't think we are getting a true picture of how often people can't access 1-user titles and we have quite a lot of these. It would also help make COUNTER reporting of turnaways more accurate I would guess? Thanks

    3 votes

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  17. Real-time turn away alerts/reports

    Kathleen wants this so she can go in and upgrade immediately. It’s not as helpful to see a turn away report in hind-sight

    6 votes

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    megan.marion responded

    Thanks for your suggestion. We have a turnaway report available if you contact customer support, but I can see how it would be much more useful to run on demand in LibCentral. While we continue to monitor demand, please feel free to provide more feedback and votes!

  18. Add document type 'Textbook' to available search refinements, and within usage reports.

    It would be great to be able to quickly refine the owned content list to textbooks only, and from there extract a spreadsheet of your textbook model titles with relevant information. It would also be great to report on textbook model usage separately and quickly.

    7 votes

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    Thank you for submitting this great idea to our exchange! We are reviewing this and keep voting and adding comments and questions on this enhancement, as we continue our evaluation. Much appreciation, Rayna Stowe

  19. Add country data to the Usage Report export

    As an international membership organisation it is important for us to record which titles are being accessed from where. Adding a country column to the Usage Report would do this - if that's possible?

    5 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status updated of the project update here.

  20. Develop a possibility to get necessary usage data automatically through REST API.

    We would like to reduce a manual work of downloading usage data every week for our internal reporting system Tableau. So we suggest developing API (or even xAPI) service for getting data automatically.

    1 vote

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