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  1. To add the print ISBN to Ebook Central

    To be able to find the title's alternative formats and editions If we search by the print ISBN or ISBN.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Show digital walk throughs of the exact downloading process for both Mac and PC --Thanks!

    Ebook downloads are very complicated and non-intuitive. Please walk us through the exact process using both a Mac and a PC.

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  4. Normalize Highlighting

    Highlighting sentences is inconsistent where it either highlights the sentence continuously or highlights each individual word. The latter creates a distracting white lattice of un-highlighted space over the text which makes it very difficult to read.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Pop up to inform users of implications of downloading to a public computer

    At the moment there is a pop up that asks users whether they are using a private or public computer but no prompt is given for either choice - need a pop-up customisable by the library to explain implications of using a public computer

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  7. When I run a title match I want it to tell me the titles that don't match as well as those that do,

    At the moment I have to undertake manual work to find the titles that didn't match. This takes a considerable amount of time, so would like the non-matching titles to be identified

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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

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  13. Reconciling invoice payments into DDA deposit account more seamlessly

    Recently our finance department paid a proforma invoice - I had to chase Proquest as the payment wasn't showing in our deposit account for nearly 3 weeks? This also happened with the previous deposit invoice. Can the process be made more seamless from your side so that deposit payments made into deposit accounts show immediately?

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  14. Change passwords during the Monday - Friday work week.

    This will allow library staff the opportunity to notify customers about password changes and will prevent customer frustration with being unable to access database information over the weekend and during holiday breaks.

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  15. To generate the reports to get the titles by the ‘disciplines’ like Arts & Humanities

    Hi,

    Good Morning!

    We are not able to get to the discipline level when generate any of the reports. Example: Arts & Humanities. You do have fund codes, subject headings like Science, Medicine, Pharmacy etc. and LC call numbers in certain reports but we need get the titles grouped under a particular discipline.

    Please add the functionality to generate the reports to get the titles by the ‘disciplines’.

    Thanks!
    Have a nice day ahead!
    With best wishes
    Sunita Gandhi for Library Electronic Resources
    University of Kansas Libraries
    elecres@ku.edu

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  16. Request to split out Academic Complete from transactionally purchased items

    We would like the ability to split out Academic Complete from transactionally purchased items.

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  17. Make the Bookshelf function shareable across institutions

    The Bookshelf function is a great function. I work in a support role for Jisc, who use ProQuest to host our collection of e-books for FE. I have created several Bookshelves to divide our collection into subject and qualification areas, and was disappointed to learn that I would not be able to share these with our members. This is disappointing because it would be a fantastic support mechanism for Jisc's librarian members in the UK. These librarians don't have the time to create these Bookshelves themselves, and therefore this great tool is not being fully utilised. I have had feedback…

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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