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  1. Ability to create reading lists which then have a unified permanent proxied url

    Ability to create a reading list which has with a single proxied URL would be useful.

    1 vote

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  2. Allowing only a specific email domain for account creation

    Allowing only a specific email domain (the one of the institution) for account creation (via IP)

    20 votes

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  3. Modify the label of "Settings" and "Language"

    My client suggests it's hard for them to get back to original language settings from other language settings.
    Because they can't understand the meanings of other language label.
    So I have 3 options to resolve the issue.
    1.Put English menu next to original label. Ex. 設定:Settings, 使用言語:Launguage
    2.Put images to each menu. Ex. Gear mark for Settings, globe mark for Language
    3. Place a language setting menu to top page menu bar like a Web of science.
    These would help clients to understand the meanings intuitively.

    1 vote

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  4. Ebook viewing options

    Offer a two page view for ebooks. This would be particularly useful for graphic novels and material with graphics and tables. Adding a thumbnail option would also be a good idea

    2 votes

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  5. Invert colors for accessibility

    Those with dyslexia and eyesight problems have difficulty reading when the background is white and the letters are black.
    The online reader overrides the desktop inverse color for the reader, so it's not possible for me to invert the colors in the reader--so it's very difficult for me to read the text in the reader.
    For greater accessibility, it should be possible to invert the colors. Thanks!

    3 votes

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  6. Allow user to save ebook to more than one bookshelf from the book info page

    On the info page ("Table of Contents and more") for an ebook, users can click the button to save the ebook to the bookshelf, but it's not possible to save it to an additional bookshelf from that same page. Users can go to the bookshelf and then copy the ebook to an additional bookshelf; it would be more intuitive if this were possible on the ebook info page as well.

    2 votes

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  7. Allows users to move an ebook from one bookshelf to another

    Users can copy an ebook to another bookshelf and remove the ebook from a bookshelf; both of these functions are very useful. A useful addition would be the option to move an ebook from one bookshelf to another, without having to copy it and then remove it from the original bookshelf.

    2 votes

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  8. Direct links to specific subscription packages

    We recently added two ebook subscriptions to the DDA and owned titles we already had on Ebook Central. Several librarians have asked for direct links to the specific collections so we can send faculty/students straight there rather than everything on Ebook Central. The closest we can get currently is by sending them to the advanced search page with instructions for searching just that collection.

    1 vote

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  9. Change the Availability Messaging on titles to be customizable

    We would like to replace the current default availability message that occurs to patrons that have not signed in/authenticated, but have clicked on the ebook url link from library catalog or discovery layer. from "Sorry this book is not available. Please contact your librarian...' etc to another more meaningful message (for example)

    "Please login to continue using this and many more Ebooks on ProQuest Ebook central portal"

    If we can choose, we would rather have this workflow:
    a. Find a title through discovery MARC records search in our internal search – click on the link – observe the title record…

    1 vote

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  10. Enhance Show More Option in EBC Facets

    When clicking on Show More under facets, we end up with tens and sometimes hundreds of options and need to scroll down and down in order to collapse the options again! Please make the options available in a better way like the options in Summon where we can select multiple options at the same time easily.

    1 vote

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  11. Add author names in ToC of editorial works

    At the moment ToC doesn't show author names in case of editorial works.
    Example: Information Literacy and Social Justice, edited by Lua Gregory, and Shana Higgins, Library Juice Press, 2013. ProQuest Ebook Central

    1 vote

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  12. Override login throttle

    Every couple of weeks, a student will contact me for assistance because s/he has been throttled after making too many attempts to log in with the wrong password. I'm able to reset the account's password easily, but the student must still wait 24 hours to log in, and most of the people who phone me aren't inclined to wait 24 hours. Therefore, my only solutions are to say "Sorry, you have to wait" or to delete the account and create a new one, which obviously isn't ideal when the student's bookmarked or highlighted content.

    Could LibCentral's user-management system be configured…

    1 vote

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  13. When reading e-books online, not through e-reader, give the option of viewing of two pages as in a print book

    I am ordering some children’s books for our new teacher training course and I thought I would opt for the e-version where available . However on exploring this further, I realised that there isn’t a way that any of the e-titles can be viewed two pages at a time like a real book. This is important for readers especially when they need to look at a picture while reading the text on the opposite side, and I don’t just mean picture books but books that contain medical images etc. Askews –Holt seem to have that facility for their online books.…

    1 vote

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  14. To add Brazilian standard citation format

    I would like to suggest the Brazilian standard citation format called ABNT-Associacao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas, in order to avoid rejection from customers.

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  15. Disabling the scrolling page number

    There should be an option to disable the grey page number box from constantly showing and then disappearing when using the online reader. It's distracting and it makes online reader inaccessible to us who have difficulties with visual attention.

    2 votes

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  16. Over-the-license-limit-ebook access

    ProQuest allows patrons to use an e-book with limited licenses to have 5 minutes of access even if no license is available. I would suggest that such users get a notification that they have "limited" access to the book and a count-down click to show them the remaining access. If a license becomes available during those 5 minutes, a pop-up window can appear to inform them that they now have full access. If the five minutes are up, the patron should have the option to enter an e-mail or cell phone number to receive notification when a license becomes available.…

    13 votes

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  17. Improvement of the EPUB format interface.

    It would be great if the EPUB format interface can be changed to be as similar as possible as the most common ebook interface that the majority of ebooks in EBC has got. An example is to have the table of contents to the left.

    The current interface for EPUB ebooks is not so easy to understand when the reader is used to the more common one.

    We also think, when setting the downloads to 0 for an EPUB ebook, (due to the current covid-19 we want to do that, so that as many users as possible can read it…

    1 vote

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  18. When institutions own a 1U and NL copy that Availability in Ebook Central should state that multiple copies are owned.

    We have titles with both 1U and NL user licences, but on the library catalogue the statement is "your library owns 1 x copy" which is misleading for users.

    9 votes

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  19. Please put a link for new additions to our collection accessible to users.

    Please put a link for new additions to our collection accessible to users. So all newly added titles - whether purchased/sub have title listed and visible to users. Thanks.

    2 votes

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  20. Move the carousel up to the top.

    Those of us that don't have many titles, we would like to showcase them at the top. A little overwhelming, if this is your first time to the website then you start searching and don't find a title. Users may become frustrated.

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