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  1. Move the option to clear highlights to a more visible location - like with the color options

    Move the option to clear highlights to a more visible location - like with the color options

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  2. Information about titles that have been added to bookshelves by students before the titles are withdrawn from Ebook Central subscriptions

    When titles are withdrawn from our Ebook Central subscription, we have no way to knowing if any of the titles that we will lose access to have been added to a student bookshelf (where notes and chapters have been highlighted). Students also do not get notified and may lose access to the title with all highlighting / notes accompanying the text it relates to. I would like to propose that users get some form of notification prior to withdrawal if the title is part of their personal bookshelf to give them an opportunity to save the notes and also that…

    13 votes

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  3. Share annotations

    Users should be able to share highlights/annotations on a book. This is useful if a professor wants to share their notes on a book, or have everyone read and note-take together. See hypothes.is for the type of functionality we're looking for (we can't even use hypothes.is in Ebook Central as a workaround, because we can't select text normally). Thanks!

    24 votes

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  4. Pages "printed" to PDF should have a downloaded filename that reflects the actual book page numbers and not the fake internal page numbers.

    Pages "printed" to PDF should have a downloaded filename that reflects the actual book page numbers and not the fake internal page numbers. For instance, if I "print" to PDF page 155 of an example book, the filename that is downloaded is "ShapeshiftersBlackGirlsandtheChoreographyof...----(Pg172--172)" because if you count all the non-numbered pages like the front cover, this would be page 172 of the resulting full PDF. But this leads patrons and us librarians to waste a lot of time double-checking that we really got page 155 instead of 172.

    9 votes

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  5. Reference to purchased titles in mediated extened access process

    For the extended access at 1U and 3U we would like to use the mediated process, but here the user is not informed that the title is actually already purchased and therefore moderated.
    We would like to refer to the purchased/owned title before or during the moderating request.

    8 votes

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  6. Change "Update Selected" or add link "Add to List" in LibCentral platform

    In LibCentral, for ordering eBooks, to add titles to a list you have to choose "Update selected" which makes no sense for adding to a list.
    If you provided a link to "Add to List" or change "Update Selected" to "Add to List" it would make more sense. You have "Add to Cart" in the license type, but if you do that, you still view them as a list then add them, so it's more time consuming. Just change update selected to Add to list.

    1 vote

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  7. Bisac classification in LibCentral as well

    Since end of 2018 patrons have a more specific subject filter (BISAC) for search results. This would be helpful for DDA profiing and title searching in LibCentral as well.

    6 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback on the Idea Exchange! We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! Please keep checking the Exchange for further status updates.

  8. Develop a possibility to get necessary usage data automatically through REST API.

    We would like to reduce a manual work of downloading usage data every week for our internal reporting system Tableau. So we suggest developing API (or even xAPI) service for getting data automatically.

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  9. Is it possible to export libCentral's reports to XLS and not only .csv and MARC as it is the case?

    i can't have my export directly in xls i have it only in .csv and must do some manipulations to get it in correctly excel

    9 votes

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  10. Allow customization of the Short Term Loan Alert email

    We would like to be able to include the STL price and the purchase price in the Short Term Loan Alert emails that go out to staff, but those alerts are not customizable. They were customizable in EBL. I contacted support about it shortly after we upgraded and they told me it was not possible in Ebook Central.

    We use that information to decide if we want to go ahead and purchase the ebook after fewer STLs than the default. Not having that information immediately available in the email means we have to go look for it somewhere else.

    1 vote

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  11. Pay for ebook purchased by credit card

    Please create an option to pay for each ebook purchase with a credit card, rather than being invoiced. This would greatly improve the efficiency of our workflow and likely increase our utilization of the ProQuest eBook Central platform in our library. Thank you!

    6 votes

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    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. Ebook Central turnaway messages

    The existing turnaway message that users are given is hidden in not very clear text, in the middle of the screen, amoungst other things. a student with sight issues flagged this as hard to see, and they are right.

    The current message of 'All copies are currently in use' should be in bold, or make much clearer in any other way.

    Even the ability to customise this message would be useful.

    17 votes

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  13. Additional turnaways information requested

    With auto-upgrades, if an eBook is only available as a 1-user license and is in use please could it be reported as a turnaway if someone else tries to access it. Not everyone will fill in the mediated title request so I don't think we are getting a true picture of how often people can't access 1-user titles and we have quite a lot of these. It would also help make COUNTER reporting of turnaways more accurate I would guess? Thanks

    3 votes

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  14. Add a trigger stage to DDA Statements & Mechanism for accurately tracking triggers

    ebook statements should be enhanced to indicate trigger stage (e.g. 1st trigger, 2nd trigger, purchase). Otherwise it requires manual reconciliation which is very time consuming. As well, there should be a mechanism to keep track of triggers even when a title changes price. Otherwise, customers exceed their preferred purchase settings with excessive loans.

    1 vote

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    Thank you for your feedback. For clarity, you are referencing the statements and invoices for DDA purchases or does this also include any of the reports you can retrieve from LibCentral (Expenditure, Title, etc.)? Please keep these great ideas and votes coming our way! Thanks much.

  15. Password repetition

    For avoiding typos and also for safety reasons the password should be entered twice while creating/requesting a patron account.

    7 votes

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  16. Truncation for full text searches

    Righthad truncation wildcard * does not work for the full text search (search within the ebook). Researches need this functionality with in the content!

    4 votes

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  17. 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.

    2 votes

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  18. Remove Non-Linear from current upgrade hierarchy; give it its own setting.

    We have auto-upgrade enabled, with the expectation that a title will upgrade from one stable limited-user model to the next: 1u->3u->UU. Currently, NL is included in the auto-upgrade hierarchy: 1u->3u->NL->UU.

    This is really inappropriate; NL is a very different sales model from the other three, since you can run out of uses. It's especially problematic if overuse of a 3u has triggered the upgrade - that indicates really heavy use, and really heavy use will run down an NL license very quickly - thus potentially replacing 3u access with no access at all. That's not an "upgrade".

    NL is, however,…

    22 votes

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  19. Be able to limit searches by pagination.

    Surprisingly, teachers want to be able to select course readings by page length. They want to search for books that are say less than 100 pages, less than 150 pages, etc.

    4 votes

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  20. Description and/or TOC search

    I am writing to ask if ProQuest would consider adding an option to search eBook Central by description and/or table of contents.

    2 votes

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