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  1. Include order information in MARC records

    We would like to request an option to include our order data in the MARC records supplied from Ebook Central purchases (currently available from Oasis). This will enable us to generate order records attached to our bibs when loading to our lms.

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  2. We have disabled the “Download Book” link for ProQuest ebooks. Is there any way to have this button removed from the item page? We’ve found

    We have disabled functionality of the “Download Book” option in Ebook Central. We would like to suggest the option to also have this button removed from pages for titles when this function is disabled. Having it appear on this page when the function is disabled is proving to be confusing for some of our students, and we have received several complaints.

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  3. Accuracy in EBA availability

    Is there any way to make the “Not available” bigger, or to suppress the record in the first place? It’s kind of misleading….

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  4. Improve order confirmation emails for GOBI

    We currently place most of our ebook orders through GOBI. The order confirmation emails we receive from Ebook Central are pretty minimal. They only include the Title, Author, EISBN and access url. I opened a support ticket about this, but was told "orders submitted from YBP/GOBI provide limited details compared to the direct LibCentral order confirmations" and that I should submit an Idea Exchange request because it wasn't currently on their roadmap to fix this. It would be extremely helpful if these minimal emails at least included access model purchased. We make special notes for titles purchased with limited user…

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    0 comments  ·  Ordering and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. sports Analytics

    Request to add the collection in the area of operations and analytics like sports analytics; R; Big data ; machine learning etc.

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  6. OAuth

    OAuth Log-In gewähren

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  7. "Owned and subscribed to by my library"

    If the setting in Access Permission specifies that only owned&subscriped titles have a visibility ON, an empty search, should Show that"Owned and subscribed to by my library" in the patron portal is already be selcted by default.

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  8. 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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  9. User Notification

    A user notification should be implemented in the library. This could contain a message such as “You have been timed out due to inactivity. To restart your session please return to https://URL.com and click the link to ebook central".

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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    0 comments  ·  Ordering and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. Add access permission to Expenditure and Usage Report

    For tracking costs (of user groups defined by access permissions sets) a additional column of the user access permission in the reports (exports) would be helpful.

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  17. Refine Search by STL availability

    I would like to be able to quickly refine the search results by STL availability.

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  18. 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)?

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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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?

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