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  1. Display access model on the patron site

    Currently patrons do not know what access model we have for the ebooks on Ebook Central. Enhance the platfrom to indicate for patrons the access model of the ebook (DDA, subscription, perpetual, etc).

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    Thank you all for your feedback on this enhancement request! The Ebook Central team has reviewed this idea an will keep it in mind for future consideration. We aren't able to provide a timeline for these ideas, but be sure to check back often and vote for the ideas you support in order to receive status and comment updates.

  2. Translation Tool

    A translation tool would be really usefull, many customer have low usage of the platform because most of the text are in english.

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  3. Alphabetize Bookshelves

    I have multiple bookshelves - is there a way to sort the names of the bookshelves alphabetically? If so, can it happen even if we re-name a bookshelf? Thank you for taking feedback from your users!

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  4. Change holdings display when a Library holds a 3 user and unlimited user copies of same title

    When a Library holds a 3 user ebook copy and an unlimited user copy, if you search for the title and access it, ProQuest shows you have access to only the 3 user copy. It would be better if it showed we have unlimited access

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  5. Show upcoming title removals to users within EBC

    Display a note on records letting people know when eBook titles will be removed from the collection, similar to how Netflix and other streaming services let people know that a movie is leaving the service. This will help prevent “surprise” removal from the collection by helping end-users identify when titles are leaving, and give institutions an opportunity to find alternate access to the title or a substitute.

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  6. Enable a "select all" for Patron Requests

    It would be a time saver if we could "select all" from the Patron Requests list. Currently each box must be checked individually, which is a time consuming process.

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  7. Please can Russian/Ukraian be added to the language settings?

    Currently Russian/Ukrainian is not a alternative choice, due to the recent conflict, our college has had a high intake of learners, it would be extremely useful to hv this additional language added to eBook central

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  8. Provide option to remove Ebook Central "Download Book" button

    Provide option to remove the "Download Book" button from Ebook Central UI. Clicking this button results in PQ wanting access to my Adobe Digital Editions account, which does not live on my laptop computer. I’m fairly certain Digital Editions does not live on very many computers anymore. It would be very nice if this particular download option could become either our option for display, removed, disabled, or at least moved way down to the very bottom of the page. My preference would be to have the ability to either enable/disable from the admin area. The button also should communicate that…

    3 votes

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  9. Shared bookshelf for team

    team-bookshelf - on which a team could work together. Very participant should have the oppurtunity to bookmark/unbookmark books and also to see/have the team-bookshelf in its own account. So everybody of the team could work with the same bookshelf.

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  10. Session Length Online Reader

    The session length of 30 minutes of inactivity before you are automatically removed from a title is too short to really be able to concentrate on your study work. As a user, it is exhausting to look for the spot where you stopped every time your session ended throughout the title.

    Might it be possible to make the session longer or to set up a pop-up window so that you are at least warned before the session ends?

    8 votes

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    Thank you all for your feedback on this enhancement request! The Ebook Central team has reviewed this idea an will keep it in mind for future consideration. We aren't able to provide a timeline for these ideas, but be sure to check back often and vote for the ideas you support in order to receive status and comment updates.

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  11. Would it be possible to enable hyperlinked footnotes in e-books that are available only in PDF format?

    Would it be possible to enable hyperlinked footnotes in e-books that are available only in PDF format?

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    Thank you all for your feedback on this enhancement request! The Ebook Central team has reviewed this idea an will keep it in mind for future consideration. We aren't able to provide a timeline for these ideas, but be sure to check back often and vote for the ideas you support in order to receive status and comment updates.

  12. Allow left-hand menu to be hidden in text only mode to support enlarging text

    When using text-only mode the text of the book can be enlarged using browser zoom to a higher level than when text-only mode is disabled (when using Read Online or download views). For visually impaired users who need to enlarge text to a higher level of magnification than non text-only Read Online or downloads will allow, text-only mode should meet this need. However, as the text is enlarged using browser zoom the left-hand menu (containing table of contents, search etc) also increases in size, covering the book content. The left-hand menu cannot be closed (as it can when text-only mode…

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  13. Display publisher restrictions on downloading, printing, copying

    It would be incredibly useful if e-book entries listed when there are publisher restrictions on downloading, printing, copying. This language on the page is insufficient: "Copy is not available for this book. Print and chapter download are not available for this book."

    This FAQ it not so helpful as there could be several disparate reasons as to why this it occurring: https://support.proquest.com/s/article/Why-is-the-download-button-grayed-out?language=en_US. It puts the burden on us or the user to contact you if we want more info on why a download button is greyed out. If you know up front that there is a publisher restriction, please…

    3 votes

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  14. "Load Period" to be hidden for messages of book purchase

    Could the "Loan Period" shown in the automatic message template be hidden for the libraries who only adopt DDA book purchase model?

    The item "Loan Period" confuses the users about accessing the books.

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  15. Can you please make the turn away message customizable?

    When faculty members embed specific content from Ebook Central that only allows students to access materials one at a time, there is no way to customize the turn away message. This would be incredibly helpful since we have electronic materials from multiple vendors and platforms. If the student does not use the catalog, they do not realize this. But having a customizable message, such as: "Locked out of this resource? Call the library now for access!" This would help our students so much more and make our interface more user-friendly. Thank you for considering this.

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

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  16. Highlight reason for turn-away on eBook's landing page

    Many students do not take the time to scan the page (much less read it). When a s student is unable to access a book, all information is irrelevant, EXCEPT the information that I have highlighted. The student will not care about title, author, publication date, etc. They only care about accessing the book, and if they can’t access the book, they are ONLY interested why not & what else they can do. I suggest you highlight this information so that students know why they could not access the book, and what other options they have to proceed from here.

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  17. extend customizability

    Please make more texts and messages (e.g. in the login window) customizable.

    6 votes

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  18. Academic Complete package creates bespoke links to topic areas within the subscription database e.g. Diversity Equality Inclusion

    That the Academic Complete package creates bespoke links to topic areas within the subscription database such as the Diversity Equality Inclusion Collection title lists. Such bespoke searchable collection links could easily be copied and inserted in to Library marketing/social media communications and promotions on Awareness days such as International Women’s Day. Also collection links set up for perpetual access University funded Customized Collections such as The Self-Care Collection. This would increase visibility of the individual collection, target key audiences, increase value for money and promotes the ProQuest product across a new wider audience resulting in greatly increased usage.

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  19. Highlight on mobile

    Currently, to highlight on a mobile device such as an iPad, each word has to be tapped individually. This is very time consuming and laborious. I would like to see the ability to highlight multiple words at once as is possible on a computer, for example dragging across the screen with a finger and/or mobile pencil to highlight the desired portion.

    I use digital textbooks as an affordable and convenient alternative to hard copies and having them on my iPad makes them easy to access and interact with. I believe this would benefit many students as iPads continue to increase…

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  20. Patrons can see when a newer edition is available

    new edition
    Indiquer clairement qu'une nouvelle édition est disponible.
    Par exemple pour le titre Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults

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