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Cheyenne Roduin commented
We absolutely need an alternative to Adobe digital editions as we are not allowed to download it to our work devices. Please find some other option.
Naomi Lees commented
I completely agree with these comments. We are not allowed Adobe accounts because it provides the user with the opportunity to upload content, which is not allowed in our organisation because of the sensitive data we handle. This means we are not able to offer a download service for mobile users, which is what a lot of users expect from an e-book service. I heard that ProQuest were planning to release their own e-book reader - can someone tell me if there is any truth in this and when we are likely to see this service?
Becka Cooling commented
Yes. ProQuest should invest in creating their own app for Ebook Central ebooks, instead of relying on third parties like Adobe and Blue Fire Reader, which either ask for too much information (Adobe asks for a birthdate to create an Adobe ID), or that disappear overnight (Blue Fire reader is suddenly no longer available for Android, with no notice). The use of third party apps makes downloading Ebook Central ebooks clunky. ProQuest should make an app like Overdrive to simplify the end user experience.
Find alternate solutions to manage downloads. Our license is with you, not Adobe. We should not have to give Adobe our employees' data in order for employees to be able to download fulltext books we have licensed from you.