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  1. Covers at the book carousel of the patron by selection

    Librarians should be able to choose the books displayed at the book carousel of the landing page (recently viewed/featured titles).

    2 votes
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  2. ipv6

    Please support IPv6 IP addressing

    3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Access Permissions & System Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Export citations for "EndNote/Citavi" are in difficult to use format

    Exporting citations for "EndNote/Citavi" appear to normally result in file download named:

    biblioExport.action

    The customer reports (and I confirmed) that doesn't open seamlessly with Chrome on a Mac with EndNote.

    Customer asks, your KB article says the files "should be downloaded as a .action or .ris file into your Downloads folder". Why not always one or the other (preferably .ris files)?

    1 vote
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  4. Getting usage data through API

    Set up a possibility of getting usage data through API.

    5 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

  5. Book viewing

    I would like to be able to view multiple pages at once, either by side by side or in a quad box.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  User interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for submitting this idea. We will explore the multiple page layout more over the next few months. We have a few similar requests for side-by-side page views, but this is the first to mention a quad box option. Is there a specific problem that a quad layout solves when using the reader?

  6. Real-time turn away alerts/reports

    Kathleen wants this so she can go in and upgrade immediately. It’s not as helpful to see a turn away report in hind-sight

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion. We have a turnaway report available if you contact customer support, but I can see how it would be much more useful to run on demand in LibCentral. While we continue to monitor demand, please feel free to provide more feedback and votes!

  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. Inter-library loan of titles across consortial institutions

    Would like to ‘share’ copies of ebooks with other institutions via inter-library loan. Of course, we don’t want to give our last copy, but it seems like we should be able to share our licenses because we are not creating additional copies. Ideally, this would work the same way returnables work. It’s also important that this not only work with Alma libraries, but libraries with a variety of ILSes.

    5 votes
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  9. Download from Reader for Only DDA Titles

    I want to enable downloading from the Online Reader only for DDA purchases (to force users to at least look at the book before triggering an STL), but allow downloading from the title page for owned/subscribed titles.

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Access Permissions & System Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion. We will explore this feature over the next few months and would like your feedback. Are you available for a phone call to share more details about your suggestion? Will implementing the download from the reader only for DDA titles feature, fix an issue you’re currently experiencing?

  10. Title Report delivery

    Libcentral's Title Report can only be delivered by email, even if it's a tiny report with ten or a dozen lines. It would be nice if a download option were provided, as with the Usage Report.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

  11. Add country data to the Usage Report export

    As an international membership organisation it is important for us to record which titles are being accessed from where. Adding a country column to the Usage Report would do this - if that's possible?

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  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 updated of the project update here.

  12. Add document type 'Textbook' to available search refinements, and within usage reports.

    It would be great to be able to quickly refine the owned content list to textbooks only, and from there extract a spreadsheet of your textbook model titles with relevant information. It would also be great to report on textbook model usage separately and quickly.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

  13. Show Price to Patron

    Currently if "show price to patron" option is activate, the users can see prices for all access models. I want to request only the price of SUPO can be shown.

    4 votes
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  14. Users do not need to put names and email addresses again in request form

    Users login their accounts to request a book so names and email addressed should be automatically put in the form to save their time.

    6 votes
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  15. Message field of request form should not be an optional

    Currently the message field on a request form for mediated-DDA is optional but many administrators want users to put comments. So I request administrators can select it's optional or mandatory.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

  16. More refine options - Doody's, OAT and RCL titles

    I'd like to request to add more refine options such as Doody's Core Titles, Outstanding Academic Titles and Resources for College Libraries titles.

    6 votes
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  17. Text customize in multiple languages

    Currently we can put only one type of customized text for each field. We need a functionality to put text by every language so that the appropriate customized text would be displayed if any languages are selected.

    4 votes
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  18. Refine Your Search by Publishers

    We need a search facet of publisher at "Refine Your Search" in LibCentral.

    14 votes
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  19. Ebook Central Turnaway alert at book level

    Allow Turnaway alerts to be disabled in the Full Record View for individual titles (e.g., in Edit Book Level Permissions area). If a title is no longer available for sale on the platform and the library has made other arrangements to provide access, the Turnaway alerts are no longer used.

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    1 comment  ·  Access Permissions & System Settings  ·  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 updated of the project update here.

  20. Ability to vary settings on DDA Profiles (e.g. STL on some profiles, straight to purchase on others) aka "Differentiated DDA"

    The option to have different settings for different profiles e.g. by purchase type, by subject etc.

    The ability to select lists of titles to be Autopurchased automatically when enabled for DDA.

    aka ("Differentiated DDA")

    3 votes
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