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  1. Price limits on auto-upgrades in Lib Central

    Extended access upgrades and autopurchase - should be treated separately and have their own price limits. We are unable to use automatic upgrades because as per financial regulations we must be able to approve purchases over a certain amount, and this is not possible at the moment.

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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)

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  3. Block access to notes during digital exams

    We sometimes allow our students to access (specific) online books during examination. However, one of our students pointed out that he could then also access his notes (thus, prepare specific notes for fraudulent behavior). We then further realized students could also share their notes, add their answers during the exam in the form of a note and share them with other students. This is an unwanted situation and we would like to request a way to temporarily block access to notes during an exam. (Alternatively, we could download a copy, which is what I did today. However, since there is…

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  4. Reconciling invoice payments into DDA deposit account more seamlessly

    Recently our finance department paid a proforma invoice - I had to chase Proquest as the payment wasn't showing in our deposit account for nearly 3 weeks? This also happened with the previous deposit invoice. Can the process be made more seamless from your side so that deposit payments made into deposit accounts show immediately?

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  5. 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.

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  6. Change passwords during the Monday - Friday work week.

    This will allow library staff the opportunity to notify customers about password changes and will prevent customer frustration with being unable to access database information over the weekend and during holiday breaks.

    1 vote
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  7. Make full PDF download available

    This may have been suggested already. Please make ebooks available in full PDF download. I like to listen to my textbooks with a pdf reader, however I can't because I can only download a certain number of pages.

    2 votes
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  8. 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

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  9. For about 6 months, we encountered an issue with the users account requests. Even if access to our EBC account is proxyfied, we receive requ

    For about 6 months, we encountered an issue with the users account requests. Even if access to our EBC account is proxyfied, we receive requests from users from all over the world. We want to receive requests only from users who are authentified on our library resources webpage.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. Provide forthcoming ebook information, especially for new editions

    It would be wonderful if you could provide information on when you will receive an ebook from a publisher, especially when new editions of print are available. I'm often asked this question when the title can't be located in your catalog but it is known to be available in print and the ebook is available directly with the publisher. Being able to pre-order these books would also be great. When I e-mail support with these questions, I'm often never provided with a response.

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  12. Request to split out Academic Complete from transactionally purchased items

    We would like the ability to split out Academic Complete from transactionally purchased items.

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  13. Admin control to set the default citation style

    I would like to be able to set the default citation style in ebook central as an admin.

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  14. 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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  15. Add more subjects

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

    3 votes
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  16. 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.

    5 votes
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  17. 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…

    19 votes
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  18. 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…

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  19. 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.

    9 votes
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  20. Select PDF or EPUB

    If an ebook is available in both PDF and EPUB format, the reader displays the PDF only. You have no chance to display the EPUB format. It would be very helpful for mobile device to have the opportunity to select which format should be displayed and downloaded.

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