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  1. Patrons can sign up for alerts

    Ability to sign up for notification when an ebook is available again, especially for one user titles.
    One user ebooks should allow users to sign up for notification when an ebook is available again on the platform. Useful tool especially for the academic institution that uses the text in the curriculum as recommended reading where we know demand is high.

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    I am happy to announce that the Wait List feature is now available for libraries to enable in LibCentral. Once the feature is enabled, patrons are able to sign up for alerts to be notified when books become available. 


    You can find more information about how to enable and use the feature in this Support Article: Ebook Central Admin: How do I enable the Wait List for my Ebook Central titles?


    Thank you all for your valuable feedback and insights that helped us make this feature intuitive and user-friendly.

  2. Patrons are notified when their 5 minute browse expires; Patrons are notified when a book is available

    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…

    13 votes

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    I am happy to announce that the Wait List feature is now available for libraries to enable in LibCentral. Once the feature is enabled, patrons are able to sign up for alerts to be notified when books become available.


    You can find more information about how to enable and use the feature in this Support Article: Ebook Central Admin: How do I enable the Wait List for my Ebook Central titles?


    Thank you all for your valuable feedback and insights that helped us make this feature intuitive and user-friendly.

  3. 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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    completed  ·  rayna.stowe responded

    Our new ebook reader, launched in September 2019, allows side/side page viewing within the reader.

  4. 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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  5. Improve visibility for the user

    To improve visibility for the user, are you able to do anything such as add a message to explain why they can’t access a title e.g. in use by someone else and advise to try later rather than “request still pending”.

    3 votes

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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  User interface  ·  Admin →
  6. Direct links to specific subscription packages

    We recently added two ebook subscriptions to the DDA and owned titles we already had on Ebook Central. Several librarians have asked for direct links to the specific collections so we can send faculty/students straight there rather than everything on Ebook Central. The closest we can get currently is by sending them to the advanced search page with instructions for searching just that collection.

    3 votes

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  7. Enhance Show More Option in EBC Facets

    When clicking on Show More under facets, we end up with tens and sometimes hundreds of options and need to scroll down and down in order to collapse the options again! Please make the options available in a better way like the options in Summon where we can select multiple options at the same time easily.

    2 votes

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  8. Can ProQuest Consider Adobe Readers Read OutLoud as a Screen Reader to use with Content Using Adobe Digital Edition

    Good Morning,

    My name is Jane Bollard, and I am a TasTAFE Librarian based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

    I am writing to ProQuest regarding accessibility to your eBook content using AdobeDigital Editions 3.0.

    A read of your HELP documentation states that JAWS and NVDA are the denoted screen readers to use in conjunction with Adobe Digital Editions 3.30.

    These products were designed for blind or vision impaired users. The necessary skills to use either software might be complex for persons with a specific learning disorder where working memory is a primary symptom. For this type of cohort, a product such…

    1 vote

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  9. put files in Bookshelf in alphabetical order

    Please put files in the user's Bookshelf in alphabetical order. Presently, if the user has a long list of files in their bookshelf, they can not be put in alphabetical order. It is such a waste of time to try to find the file you're looking for when it is buried within a list of unalphabetized files.

    1 vote

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    completed  ·  rayna.stowe responded

    DRM free search filters are already available on both Ebook Central and LibCentral.

  11. Add clear 'x' or delete all 'x' in the search box

    A delete all 'X' in the search box would allow users who input the name of a book or several search terms to more quickly delete all text.

    1 vote

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  12. More granular zoom settings in reader

    The default zoom in the reader is too large, but when zooming out just once, it becomes too small. It would be nice to have more granular zoom settings (or to be able to select a percentage or from a slider?).

    1 vote

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