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  1. Discount information in LibCentral should be reflected into ebook prices of mediate request page

    Currently, discount prices are in book details of LibCentral but they are not reflected into ebook prices of mediated request page so to confirm discount information before purchase, admin users have to click a title to go to its book detail page. I want to request this to save their time.

    7 votes

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  2. Drop-down menu Fund Codes

    The values ​​entered in the Fund Code Controls currently only appear in the cart as a dropdown menu.
    The drop-down menu should also be displayed in the Patron Request so that you can see exactly which Fund Codes have already been created and should therefore be used

    2 votes

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  3. DDA - Date Removed

    It would be nice to have a "date removed" field for DDA titles. As titles are removed between file loads, patrons occasionally come across a record that has been removed from ProQuest but not from the catalog yet because the monthly file has not been created yet. If a title had a note of when it was removed from DDA, that would help clear up these problems. It would be similar to the "date added" field, but would be "date removed from DDA".

    3 votes

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  4. Alert on new titles

    Is it possible to implement alerts on recently added titles according patron's search terms? Referring to my experience this could also help promote DDA. Thanks.

    3 votes

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  5. Track ebook upgrade costs

    If using a DDA deposit account and using this money for upgrades too, it would be useful to be able to track the cost of upgrades via the budget tracker or a separate upgrade tracker

    1 vote

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  6. Receive notifications for titles removed from the DDA pool outside of the biannual ebook process

    We've had instances where faculty members ask if we have an ebook available for a class that they'll be teaching in a different semester. At the time we receive the question, we have access to it as we have activated it as part of our DDA pool. By the time the class comes, it has been removed by the publisher and we no longer have access.

    We would like to receive notification of the titles that will be removed by the publisher outside of the biannual ebook removal process. By the time it hits the MARC removal list, we are…

    1 vote

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  7. Add Readership Level to DDA profiling

    We would like to be able to profile by readership level, so that it is easy to filter out non-academic content which we do not want to acquire.

    18 votes

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    5 comments  ·  DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This idea is still under review by the product team. We will continue to update our customers on the Idea Exchange. We appreciate your comments and votes as we evaluate and triage your great ideas! Best, Rayna

  8. Date Title Added to DDA

    Users would like to have noted the date a title was added to a DDA list.

    **note - original Idea accidentally removed from list. We invite users who originally submitted/commented on this Idea to reach out to assist in restoring details around this Idea.

    1 vote

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  9. 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

    2 votes

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  10. Customizable Purchase Hierarchy

    We would like the ability to customize our autopurchase hierarchy, because our preference of Access Model does not match the Purchase Hierarchy for Ebook Central

    Also, we require the ability to exclude select Access Models so they are never purchased.

    54 votes

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    3 comments  ·  DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This idea is still in the review stage. We appreciate the continued votes and comments on this idea (as well as others), so continue to engage! We will keep the status updated, so stay tuned. Best,
    Rayna

  11. Reference to purchased titles in mediated extened access process

    For the extended access at 1U and 3U we would like to use the mediated process, but here the user is not informed that the title is actually already purchased and therefore moderated.
    We would like to refer to the purchased/owned title before or during the moderating request.

    7 votes

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  12. 4 votes

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  13. Message field of request form should not be an optional

    Currently the message field on a request form for mediated-DDA is optional but many administrators want users to put comments. So I request administrators can select it's optional or mandatory.

    15 votes

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    1 comment  ·  DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    megan.marion responded

    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

  14. Export of Librarian Comments

    It would be great to be able to export the Librarian comments in an CSV file. It would help librarians to analyse the comments and to communicate to stakeholders, for e.g. why DDA titles got rejected.

    2 votes

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  15. Ability to vary settings on DDA Profiles (e.g. STL on some profiles, straight to purchase on others) aka "Differentiated DDA"

    The option to have different settings for different profiles e.g. by purchase type, by subject etc.

    The ability to select lists of titles to be Autopurchased automatically when enabled for DDA.

    aka ("Differentiated DDA")

    5 votes

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  16. Text customize in multiple languages

    Currently we can put only one type of customized text for each field. We need a functionality to put text by every language so that the appropriate customized text would be displayed if any languages are selected.

    4 votes

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