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  1. Talis Integration

    I would like ProQuest to work with Talis to integrate supplier information (book & ebook prices) into the Talis Aspire product. Talis Aspire has become an integral part of our ordering workflow and other book suppliers have already taken the step to integrate using an API. For us, it would create greater efficiency in stock selection as we would not need to login to multiple websites to check for prices and would almost certainly lead to us buying more books and ebooks from ProQuest.

    It would also help massively if prices shown were inclusive of VAT & discounts. This links…

    27 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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…

    21 votes
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  3. Add Readership Level to DDA profiling

    We would like to be able to profile by readership level, so that it is easy to filter out non-academic content which we do not want to acquire.

    13 votes
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    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Ebook Central license upgrade pricing relates to historical spend

    When upgrading to an unlimited license, it should be taken into account when the institution has previously paid for multiple 1 or 3 user licenses.

    In these cases the institution should be invoiced for the difference between the total spend to date on licenses for that title, rather than the current model of the difference between the unlimited user license and the cost of a single 1 or 3 user license.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Ordering and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Date title added to DDA

    Ability to see when a title was added to a DDA or list in LibCentral. The current 'Date added' column in LibCentral referring to when the title was added to the platform is confusing and not of real use. That Date Added field would be better to show when the title was added to the list or DDA.

    13 votes
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  6. 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.

    12 votes
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  7. Curated Topics -- Would it be possible to customize the list? Example for users of healthcare establishments?

    Derired topics:

    Anesthesia
    Cardiology
    Dermatology
    Emergency medicine
    Endocrinology
    Family medicine and primary care
    Gastroenterology
    Geriatry
    Gynecology
    Hospital management
    Infection prevention
    Infectious diseases
    Internal medicine
    Medical imaging (Radiology, MRI, Ultrasound, etc.)
    Mental health (adult)
    Mental health (children)
    Neurology
    Neuropsychology
    Nutrition (Clinical nutrition)
    Nephrology
    Nursing
    Obstetric
    Occupational therapy
    Oncology
    Ophthalmology
    ORL (Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
    Orthopedy
    Palliative care
    Pediatry and neonatology
    Perinatalogy
    Pharmacology
    Physiotherapy
    Pneumology
    Psychiatry
    Rheumatology
    Social work
    Surgery
    Urology

    4 votes
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  8. 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)

    4 votes
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  9. 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.

    19 votes
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  10. Bulk update Book Level Permissions for a set of owned ebooks

    We would like to have the ability to run a job to bulk update/change the Download Days and Online Reader Loan Days in the Book Level Permissions parameters for a list of owned ebooks. Ideally, this would be for both making initial changes to the individual book permissions and for reverting the permissions back to the default general settings.

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Access Permissions & System Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. We suggest that there is a note about OA when an e-book on Ebook Central is also available as Open Acces via OA platforms.

    A lot of the e-books at Ebook Central are also available as Open Access via OA platforms like DOAB or OAPEN. Therefore we suggest that there is a note that highlights when an e-book at EBC is available as Open Acess via OA platforms. By this we then know that the actual book is also available as Open Access.

    5 votes
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  12. Curated Topics

    Suggestions by several business schools in the region for curated topics:
    Big Data
    Blockchain
    Business management
    Cloud Computing
    Computer software
    Consumer behaviour
    Costumer loyalty
    CRM
    Design Thinking
    Digital marketing
    Digital transformation
    Ecommerce
    Economics
    Entrepreneurship
    Globalization
    Human behaviour
    Information systems
    Leadership
    Markerting
    Marketing. Content
    Personnel management
    Professional development
    Sales
    SEM
    SEO
    Timen management
    User Experience

    2 votes
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  13. 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.…

    9 votes
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  14. invoice

    Since some resellers are obliged to print out invoices for the accounting departement, it would be great if the invoices could be reduced to as few pages as possible. This would save tons of paper and therefore help save the planet :)

    2 votes
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  15. 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.

    5 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Alter the default Subject wording when "sending" an eBook folder

    Currently says "An eBooks folder has been sent to you". To the receiver it appears to come from ebooksupport @ proquest. . . with no hint as to actual sender unless they have altered the message! Would be more helpful if it could be: [Your Name] has sent you an eBooks folder

    Where Your Name is in italics or perhaps even . . .has sent you an eBooks folder so hopefully prompting the sender to edit.

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    1 vote
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  19. exclude non university email domains from purchase requests

    Purchase requests can now be made from any email address. We would like to exclude (requests from) email addresses that are not within our university email domains, in other words only allowing requests from users who have a university email address.

    8 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We will evaluate this idea. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status of the project updated here. We appreciate your engagement.

  20. 2 votes
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