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  1. Make the Bookshelf function shareable across institutions

    The Bookshelf function is a brilliant function of Ebook Central. I work in a support role for Jisc, and we use Ebook Central to host our collection of e-books for FE. I created several Bookshelves to divide our collection into subject and qualification areas, but was disappointed to learn that I would not be able to share these with different organisations, I could only share them within Jisc. This is disappointing because it would be a fantastic support mechanism for Jisc's librarian members in the UK. Our members often don't have the time to create these Bookshelves themselves, and therefore this great tool…

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  2. Enable users to return books using the return to library function in adobe digital editions

    It would be great if users could return books when they were done with them, instead of waiting to the end of the loan period, enabling other users access them sooner.

    4 votes
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  3. Find alternate solutions to manage downloads.

    Find alternate solutions to manage downloads. Our license is with you, not Adobe. We should not have to give Adobe our employees' data in order for employees to be able to download fulltext books we have licensed from you.

    10 votes
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  4. Add more subjects

    Add the following subject headings under ''Browse Subjects'': Sports; Sports and Recreation

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  5. Allow Libraries to host ebooks they own

    I wish libraries could host ebooks they own on the Ebook Central platform. Sometimes we purchase ebook files directly from publishers that don't have their own platform and it would be great if we could host them on Ebook Central. This could be a value added benefit for Academic Complete customers. Alexander Street offers free video hosting for Academic Video Online customers.

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  6. Make the Bookshelf function shareable across institutions

    The Bookshelf function is a great function. I work in a support role for Jisc, who use ProQuest to host our collection of e-books for FE. I have created several Bookshelves to divide our collection into subject and qualification areas, and was disappointed to learn that I would not be able to share these with our members. This is disappointing because it would be a fantastic support mechanism for Jisc's librarian members in the UK. These librarians don't have the time to create these Bookshelves themselves, and therefore this great tool is not being fully utilised. I have had feedback…

    1 vote
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  7. User Notification

    A user notification should be implemented in the library. This could contain a message such as “You have been timed out due to inactivity. To restart your session please return to https://URL.com and click the link to ebook central".

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  8. Show patrons all prices! (ATO and non-mediated prices are missing atm)

    Currently patrons do not see prices for ATO Loans or when non-mediated processes (non-mediates STL or autopurchase) are defined.

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  9. Would like to see an index/thesaurus in the advanced search section.

    The detailed index/thesaurus would allow me to search more specifically by the criteria ProQuest uses in the indexing process--for example, if there are specific subject classifications. I would want to be able to either start typing a word in the index search bar to find a term or be able to browse alphabetically, then click on the term, which would either hyperlink to records containing that term or be able to add the term to the advanced search.

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