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  1. 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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    1 comment  ·  MARC  ·  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. Happy voting, all!

  2. DDA - Date Removed

    It would be nice to have a "date removed" field for DDA titles. As titles are removed between file loads, patrons occasionally come across a record that has been removed from ProQuest but not from the catalog yet because the monthly file has not been created yet. If a title had a note of when it was removed from DDA, that would help clear up these problems. It would be similar to the "date added" field, but would be "date removed from DDA".

    2 votes

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  3. Discovery of resources - browse subjects

    We have a strong curriculum of Arts and Performing Arts, particularly Dance, at our institution. Could Performing Arts - and Dance - be added to the 'Browse Subjects' page to make it easier for academics and students to engage with texts in those areas? There are already ones which have been created for Architecture and Fine Arts, which are very helpful.

    2 votes

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  4. Add a 'Recent additions' carousel along with the 'Recently viewed' one

    We regularly purchase additional titles to our package and we would like to promote those to our patrons. We are a specialised library and it would be good to be able to highlight those titles that have been chosed specifically for our patrons. Other e-book platforms have such carousels in place.

    2 votes

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  5. Ebooks: Make accessibility settings suitable for disabilities.

    For accessibility with text to speech, I'd like the option to centralise the reading area on screen by hiding the book details like the non-accessible version allows, and add easy to find ways to increase size too.
    This is for the benefit of less mobile readers following along, as looking to the right will cause either neck or eye strain as desk setups are usually optimised for safe working with as little turning of the head as possible, especially when engaging with lengthy documents.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  User interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information and appreciate the users who are voting and commenting. Please check back here for updates and thanks for keeping our Idea Exchange active! Best, Rayna Stowe

  6. Do not send mediated alerts when there are no options for upgrade

    Currently, Ebook Central will send a mediated alert via email when a user was unable to access a limited-concurrency title. This alert will be sent regardless if the ebook is available for upgrade or not.

    My suggestion for enhancement is to offer an option to either 1) send the mediated request or 2) treat it as a turnaway when the title in question is not available for upgrade

    2 votes

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  7. Ebook viewing options

    Offer a two page view for ebooks. This would be particularly useful for graphic novels and material with graphics and tables. Adding a thumbnail option would also be a good idea

    2 votes

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  8. Mediate Request library preferences

    For mediated requests and the mediate request form, we also have our settings set as "No" for mediated requests, and yet the system overrides the library's expressed preferences for mediated requests by providing users a mediate request form when the user limit has been exceeded for a title. The library's expressed preferences should take precedence over the system.

    2 votes

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  9. Invert colors for accessibility

    Those with dyslexia and eyesight problems have difficulty reading when the background is white and the letters are black.
    The online reader overrides the desktop inverse color for the reader, so it's not possible for me to invert the colors in the reader--so it's very difficult for me to read the text in the reader.
    For greater accessibility, it should be possible to invert the colors. Thanks!

    2 votes

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  10. Customising Ebook central Availibility message

    Our patrons have IP authenticated access to all purchased ebooks and to access the full DDA collection they need to login.
    We are now considering importing MARC with our DDA titles to our discovery system. However there is a problem - the link opens the title showing at the very top Availability message "Sorry, this book is not available. Please contact your librarian about purchasing it, or search for another book."
    We need to be able to customise this message to a wording of our choice. Suport advised this is not doable for IP patrons.

    2 votes

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  11. Allows users to move an ebook from one bookshelf to another

    Users can copy an ebook to another bookshelf and remove the ebook from a bookshelf; both of these functions are very useful. A useful addition would be the option to move an ebook from one bookshelf to another, without having to copy it and then remove it from the original bookshelf.

    2 votes

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  12. Allow user to save ebook to more than one bookshelf from the book info page

    On the info page ("Table of Contents and more") for an ebook, users can click the button to save the ebook to the bookshelf, but it's not possible to save it to an additional bookshelf from that same page. Users can go to the bookshelf and then copy the ebook to an additional bookshelf; it would be more intuitive if this were possible on the ebook info page as well.

    2 votes

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  13. Only add files with page number

    Academic customers can only really use eBooks if there are page numbers included in the files. It would be great if you could ask publishers to think about that when delivering the data - If a title is to be incluced in an academic project, is has to be citable.

    2 votes

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  14. Titles that have changed to DRM-free

    This month we received a file of 150 titles - 61 of them will overlay existing records in our system. I found out by asking support that these titles are now DRM-free but there is no indication of this in the spreadsheet -- could a column be added that indicates this information, or better yet, these records be placed in a separate file to download? We keep track of the # of titles added and by call # area to report for statistics to various agencies. Downloading and counting 61 more titles inflates our statistics.

    2 votes

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  15. Please put a link for new additions to our collection accessible to users.

    Please put a link for new additions to our collection accessible to users. So all newly added titles - whether purchased/sub have title listed and visible to users. Thanks.

    2 votes

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Allow the ability to change the extended access settings for individual titles

    This has come up when new editions of owned copies of titles come out. We don't want to turn off the visibility of the owned copy but we also don't want to trigger additional upgrades or purchases.

    2 votes

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  19. 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 :)

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  20. DDA and non-linear e-books in OCLC collection manager

    We have a DDA with ProQuest and an autofeed for ProQuest content in OCLC collection manager. It occured to us that when the credits points of a non-linear book are spent before the 325 days of usage have been reached and the publication is temporarily not available the title remains visible in OCLC discovery as 'purchased'. Ideally the title should be migrated from the 'purchased' to the 'DDA' collection during the time the title is not available, and moved back to the purchased collection as soon as new 'credit points' have been assigned

    2 votes

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