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  1. Alerts for new volumes of a book series

    Our library is interested in alerts for new volumes of a book series. Not like a subscription, only an alert, so we still have full budget flexibility.

    Or does ebook Central already offer a service like this?

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  2. Extended Access Report

    It would be really useful to be able to generate a weekly report on all titles that we have auto-upgraded, auto-purchased or that were mediated as part of the Extended Access program. Whilst we get notifications when individual titles are triggered, a weekly report would really help with monitoring.

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  3. Change the Availability Messaging on titles to be customizable

    We would like to replace the current default availability message that occurs to patrons that have not signed in/authenticated, but have clicked on the ebook url link from library catalog or discovery layer. from "Sorry this book is not available. Please contact your librarian...' etc to another more meaningful message (for example)

    "Please login to continue using this and many more Ebooks on ProQuest Ebook central portal"

    If we can choose, we would rather have this workflow:
    a. Find a title through discovery MARC records search in our internal search – click on the link – observe the title record…

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  4. Ability to create Marc delivery filters

    We would love the ability to create a filter by publication date and subject specifically for delivering the marcs for a subset of subscribed titles. We only want to add to our catalog the titles most likely to be used by our patrons which are recent STEM titles.

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  5. PQ LibCentral Title Reports Enhancement request - please include copyright year

    PQ LibCentral Reports Enhancement request - please include copyright year.
    PQ Administration System Reports include the copyright year and so should the LibCentral Reports for librarians.

    Thank you.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Remote Access Requiring Periodic Re-Authentication from Institution IPs

    Once a user creates an account from the instituions IPs, they can use those login credentials when not on our institutional IP's. We would like an automatic way to manage the expiration dates of these accounts via the platform where proquest would require users to come back on an institutions IPs periodically to re-authenicate their account, similar to what Clarivate does with their Web of Science: Anytime/Anywhere Access (see: https://support.clarivate.com/ScientificandAcademicResearch/s/article/Web-of-Science-AnytimeAnywhere-Access-or-Roaming?language=en_US)

    Note: this is the same issue that librarian in a different library has

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  8. Add DDA_INCLUDE (manually added titles) to automated MARC record files

    When automatic MARC record delivery is set up, items with DDA visibility turned on manually are not included in the record set. Currently, we need to download records individually or from the DDA_INCLUDE list manually. We would like these records included in the automatic record run, to streamline our workflow.

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  9. Improve COUNTER 4 and COUNTER 5 Reports

    ALL COUNTER 4 and 5 Reports
    Please find a way to alphabetize the titles in all COUNTER 4 and 5 reports properly so that initial articles are ignored (e.g., a, the). For example, A Practical Approach to Cardiovascular Medicine should sort under P rather than A and The Craft of Scientific Presentations : Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid should sort under C rather than T.

    COUNTER 5 Reports
    The COUNTER 5 TR-B1 Report lists titles in an apparently random order as the default. Please change the default to alphabetical order.

    The COUNTER 5 TR_B1 Report doesn’t…

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  10. Add author names in ToC of editorial works

    At the moment ToC doesn't show author names in case of editorial works.
    Example: Information Literacy and Social Justice, edited by Lua Gregory, and Shana Higgins, Library Juice Press, 2013. ProQuest Ebook Central

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  11. Override login throttle

    Every couple of weeks, a student will contact me for assistance because s/he has been throttled after making too many attempts to log in with the wrong password. I'm able to reset the account's password easily, but the student must still wait 24 hours to log in, and most of the people who phone me aren't inclined to wait 24 hours. Therefore, my only solutions are to say "Sorry, you have to wait" or to delete the account and create a new one, which obviously isn't ideal when the student's bookmarked or highlighted content.

    Could LibCentral's user-management system be configured…

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  12. Remote Access Requiring Periodic Re-Authentication from Institution IPs

    Once a user creates an account from the instituions IPs, they can use those login credentials when not on our institutional IP's. We would like an automatic way to manage the expiration dates of these accounts via the platform where proquest would require users to come back on an institutions IPs periodically to re-authenicate their account, similar to what Clarivate does with their Web of Science: Anytime/Anywhere Access (see: https://support.clarivate.com/ScientificandAcademicResearch/s/article/Web-of-Science-AnytimeAnywhere-Access-or-Roaming?language=en_US)

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  13. Add promo pricing deadlines in LibCentral

    Waited to purchase an eBook until July 1 so funds would fall within the new FY. However, we did not know that there was a current promo on the pricing that ended June 30th. Today I logged in to LibCentral to purchase the eBook and the price was double. Add a note when there is a promo and when the promo expires. If I would have known this, I would have purchased the eBook back in June.

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  14. When reading e-books online, not through e-reader, give the option of viewing of two pages as in a print book

    I am ordering some children’s books for our new teacher training course and I thought I would opt for the e-version where available . However on exploring this further, I realised that there isn’t a way that any of the e-titles can be viewed two pages at a time like a real book. This is important for readers especially when they need to look at a picture while reading the text on the opposite side, and I don’t just mean picture books but books that contain medical images etc. Askews –Holt seem to have that facility for their online books.…

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  15. To add Brazilian standard citation format

    I would like to suggest the Brazilian standard citation format called ABNT-Associacao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas, in order to avoid rejection from customers.

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  16. request to add Full Download detail information to Title Report

    Please add Full Download detail information on the Title Report and title list (via Dashbord).

    Title list has an 'EPUB Full Download Only' column but we need a detail Full Download information exactly you listed on LibCentral Full Record. Please refer to the attached screenshot. Also please add 'Full Download information' to Title Report under the 'Availability' section.

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  17. Email notifications when a new title list is added to Consortia Content on LibCentral Dashboard

    Request to email notifications when a new title list is added to Consortia Content on LibCentral Dashboard.

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  18. Rqeust to add a hyperlink to URL under the LibCentral Book Details

    Rqeust to add a hyperlink to URL under the LibCentral Book Details.
    Please refer to the attached screenshot,

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  19. Request to split "Consortium (Owned or Subscribed)" separately in LibCentral

    Request to split "Consortium (Owned or Subscribed)" into "Consortium (Owned) and "Consortium (Owned)" in LibCentral.

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  20. How to cite in IEEE format?

    Copy Citation - please add IEEE Style Format.

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