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  1. 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.

    2 votes
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  2. 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 →
  3. Improve order confirmation emails for GOBI

    We currently place most of our ebook orders through GOBI. The order confirmation emails we receive from Ebook Central are pretty minimal. They only include the Title, Author, EISBN and access url. I opened a support ticket about this, but was told "orders submitted from YBP/GOBI provide limited details compared to the direct LibCentral order confirmations" and that I should submit an Idea Exchange request because it wasn't currently on their roadmap to fix this. It would be extremely helpful if these minimal emails at least included access model purchased. We make special notes for titles purchased with limited user…

    1 vote
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  4. 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.…

    10 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  User interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Peak period short term license increase purchase

    A service that would be great to support select titles in peak periods, if you could offer a 'peak period' unlimited access license for a short period 1-2 weeks. If we are experiencing a sharp peak if we could quickly activate a purchase to expand temporary unlimited access to our students, we could assist elevate the access issues they have during crucial, stressful times in their studies.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Ordering and Invoicing  ·  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.

  6. 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.

    21 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. sports Analytics

    Request to add the collection in the area of operations and analytics like sports analytics; R; Big data ; machine learning etc.

    1 vote
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  9. 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.

    9 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.

  10. ISBN/eISBN with hyphens

    LibCentral and Patron Portal should be capable processing ISBN and ISBN with hyphens

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Acquisition Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. 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.

  11. Highlight Holdings in differnt colour

    In LibCentral (and also in patron portal) it would be very helpful, if holdings/owned titles would be highlighted in a different colour.
    Currently owned, DDA, ATO titles are all highlighed yellow. For a better distinction it would be useful to highlight owned titles in a different colour.

    2 votes
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  12. Keeping the search string in the search box until done, with a 'clear search' option

    Keep the wording of a search in the search box for ease of editing and reminding oneself of the search. Also suggest a 'Clear search' button for when done.

    Alternatively, make the 'Edit search' option bigger, clearer and easier to find. It took me a while to even notice it was there, I had to keep typing out my searches again and again.

    Thanks.

    4 votes
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  13. Expand Copy limit options to include both autopurchases and upgrades

    Allow option for copy limit thresholds in extended access to be set to limit the total copies of autopurchases and upgrades combined by title.

    7 votes
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  14. Expand autopurchase price limit options to be cumulative for a title

    Currently, the extended access autopurchase price limit only applies to a single automatic purchase.

    It would be helpful to have a cumulative price threshold that could be set at the title level that considered the total cost of both upgrades and autopurchases for each title.

    8 votes
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  15. Make EDI ordering and invoicing available on EBook Central

    EDI ordering and invoicing is a key workflow process and making this possible via EBook Central would improve workflows and processes hugely.

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. I'd like to get PDFs with my comments and highlights

    I would like to be able to print out or create PDFs of Ebook Central’s books with the highlights and comments that I leave on my Bookshelf Account. Currently, the created PDFs cannot show any annotations I leave on the books. It will be very nice to have the option of displaying the highlights in the PDFs as they are added and showing the comments on either left or right side of the file.

    11 votes
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  18. I'd like to share my comments with my students

    Please enhance the sharing capability of Ebook Central so that I can share the highlights and comments that I leave on the books within my Bookshelf Account with my students. I teach Library & Information Science to both under-graduate and post-graduate students. Currently, within my classes, I need to log into my Ebook Central account; open the books with my annotations; and show them on the screen to the students. Although I’m not a user, I heard that New RefWorks has the capability of sharing the highlights and comments with other users. I would like to see the same functionality…

    10 votes
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  19. Export of Librarian Comments

    It would be great to be able to export the Librarian comments in an CSV file. It would help librarians to analyse the comments and to communicate to stakeholders, for e.g. why DDA titles got rejected.

    2 votes
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  20. Chapter level linking in EBC

    In light of recent updates to Primo regarding chapter level indexing. We would like to pursue the ability to link to the chapter level. Since a user can drill down to the chapter level in Primo, when they link out to the ebook in Ebook Central, they are taken to the book level and are then forced to locate their specific chapter again. We feel that this is a step backwards. Especially for the same company. Please consider this linking enhancement for a better user experience.

    5 votes
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