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  1. Improvement of the EPUB format interface.

    It would be great if the EPUB format interface can be changed to be as similar as possible as the most common ebook interface that the majority of ebooks in EBC has got. An example is to have the table of contents to the left.

    The current interface for EPUB ebooks is not so easy to understand when the reader is used to the more common one.

    We also think, when setting the downloads to 0 for an EPUB ebook, (due to the current covid-19 we want to do that, so that as many users as possible can read it…

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  2. Move the carousel up to the top.

    Those of us that don't have many titles, we would like to showcase them at the top. A little overwhelming, if this is your first time to the website then you start searching and don't find a title. Users may become frustrated.

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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. 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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  6. 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. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. OAuth

    OAuth Log-In gewähren

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  16. "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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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