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  1. 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.

    3 votes
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  2. Add more subjects

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

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Can ProQuest develop Okta as an SSO option for Ebook Central?

    Can ProQuest develop Okta as an SSO option for Ebook Central?

    Additional Questions:

    Has ProQuest worked with any schools or organizations to use Okta for SSO?

    If Okta SSO for Ebook Central can be developed, will it also work to sign students into their "My Research" accounts when they are using the other ProQuest research databases?

    If an SSO solution is implemented for off campus and BYOD students, can "on campus" users still get ProQuest access by IP authentication?

    What steps would be involved in implementing SSO with ProQuest?

    Tim Baker
    National Defense University Library

    3 votes
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  7. 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!

    3 votes
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  8. 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).

    3 votes
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  9. ipv6

    Please support IPv6 IP addressing

    3 votes
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  10. Exclude Previously Held Titles from MARC Add Files

    We want the option to exclude already owned or subscribed titles which are currently included in MARC Add Files.

    3 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. Happy voting, all!

  11. Disabling the scrolling page number

    There should be an option to disable the grey page number box from constantly showing and then disappearing when using the online reader. It's distracting and it makes online reader inaccessible to us who have difficulties with visual attention.

    2 votes
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  12. Curated Topics

    Suggestions by several business schools in the region for curated topics:
    Big Data
    Blockchain
    Business management
    Cloud Computing
    Computer software
    Consumer behaviour
    Costumer loyalty
    CRM
    Design Thinking
    Digital marketing
    Digital transformation
    Ecommerce
    Economics
    Entrepreneurship
    Globalization
    Human behaviour
    Information systems
    Leadership
    Markerting
    Marketing. Content
    Personnel management
    Professional development
    Sales
    SEM
    SEO
    Timen management
    User Experience

    2 votes
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  13. invoice

    Since some resellers are obliged to print out invoices for the accounting departement, it would be great if the invoices could be reduced to as few pages as possible. This would save tons of paper and therefore help save the planet :)

    2 votes
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  14. Allow folders we create to be re-arranged by the user.

    Right now folders simply appear in the order created. I have many different ones, for classes and research projects. Sometimes an existing folder is too general with too many books, and I create "sub" folders, but I can't cluster them. I also can't move the folders that I'm currently using the most to the top so I don't have to keep looking for them.

    2 votes
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  15. Alter the default Subject wording when "sending" an eBook folder

    Currently says "An eBooks folder has been sent to you". To the receiver it appears to come from ebooksupport @ proquest. . . with no hint as to actual sender unless they have altered the message! Would be more helpful if it could be: [Your Name] has sent you an eBooks folder

    Where Your Name is in italics or perhaps even . . .has sent you an eBooks folder so hopefully prompting the sender to edit.

    2 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. 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…

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    2 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Track Changes in Access Permissions/System Settings

    We would like to be able to track any changes made to our Access Permissions and other Settings.
    An added benefit would be for an alert to be sent to those accounts with the ability to edit these settings any time that a change is made.
    This will greatly assist us in gauging the impact of any changes made and in tracking trends.

    2 votes
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