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  1. 1 vote

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    Thank you for your suggestion. The Ebook Central team is reviewing this idea to determine how it might fit into our future plans. We aren't able to provide a timeline for these ideas, but be sure to check back often and vote for the ideas you support in order to receive status and comment updates.

  2. Set number of turnaways before ebook licence upgraded

    It would be useful to be able to set a minimum number of turnaways (ideally from unique users) before an ebook licence is automatically upgraded or additional licences purchased.

    3 votes

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    Thank you for your suggestion. The Ebook Central team is reviewing this idea to determine how it might fit into our future plans. We aren't able to provide a timeline for these ideas, but be sure to check back often and vote for the ideas you support in order to receive status and comment updates.

  3. Enable subject-based activation of Open Access Collection titles

    The full Open Access Collection may not be relevant for an institution's patrons. It would be good if you could do a subject-based activation of only PARTS of the collection, in place of the entire collection. Currently you have to do exactly that and then deselect topics or single titles afterwards - which is rather cumbersome.

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  4. Allow use of Waitlist for those who have auto-upgrades in place

    Please develop the capability to enable the WaitList feature for specific titles for those libraries who have auto-upgrade enabled. This is an important feature for some titles being used for courses.

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  5. Ability to turn off mediated requests at an individual title level

    It would be great to have the ability to turn off mediated requests at the individual title level when we have purchased up to our maximum number of copies. Perhaps this could be include in the Book level permissions section.

    6 votes

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  6. Fix misleading Extended Access upgrade mediation steps

    In extended access 3-user/1-user Turnaway Handling it states that:

    Step2: Upgrade price limit - YES - (Books above this price will be mediated)

    By setting a price limit, we are stating that if the difference between a 1U and a 3U is above the ceiling set, the book should mediate. This not the case - if a general setting for autopurchases has been set, then instead of mediating the system will buy a new 1U licence (leaving you with paying for 3x1U, instead of the expected 1U + EA difference to 3U) (up to your existing copy limit)

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  7. local access permissions control consortia titles

    When a consortium member library has different book download settings on its account than a consortium from which it inherits content, the library's own settings should govern access to consortium-purchased books when users access through that library's account.

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    Thank you all for your feedback on this enhancement request! The Ebook Central team has reviewed this idea an will keep it in mind for future consideration. We aren't able to provide a timeline for these ideas, but be sure to check back often and vote for the ideas you support in order to receive status and comment updates.

  8. Create LTI between Ebook Central and Desire to Learn (D2L)

    We have successfully set up integration between EBSCO ebooks, Alexander Street streaming videos, and D2L. Ebook Central is the other main source of our ebooks so we'd like that integrated as well.

    2 votes

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  9. Allow individual site-level access permission control for consortium-provided content

    We have an ebook collection that's provided by a consortium. We'd like to remove the "download book" link for users of our library, but that can only be done at the consortium level.

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    Best,

    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  10. Patrons can return books early

    To allow return of book earlier after download, so that the book can be available for other users.
    Each ebook will have a specific number of concurrent user access. However, if a user downloads a book, this is tied to a fixed number of days, before the book can be free-up for other users to access. The function should allow users to return the book earlier, so that others can also access the eBook earlier.

    75 votes

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  11. The Library should be able to stop patrons from Request title if the Library has purchased max amount of 1user only.

    Ebook Central Admin: Why did I get a mediated request for this title?

    1. Extended access enabled and set to upgrade automatically, but no upgraded access model is available, or the upgrade price exceeds the upgrade price limit.

    Suggestion for change:

    The Library should be able to stop patrons from Request title if the Library has purchased max amount of 1user only. Example: A library owns 3 copies of a 1-user copy of an ebook and the ebook is currently in use. The Library have purchased total 3user access so the Library have enough licenses according to their policies. The patron…

    2 votes

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  12. Support HAN server (reverse) authentication

    Please officially support authentication methode via HAN server.
    https://www.hh-han.com/en/concept.cfm

    6 votes

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  13. Compatibility required with ELOGIM SSO for Ebook Central

    By acquiring ELOGIM as a proxy solution, we identified there is no current compatibility of Ebook Central with ELOGIM SSO. Previously we used EZproxy SSO, now we want to use ELOGIM SSO to offer back the bookshelves to our community of users as we used to do with EZproxy SSO.

    2 votes

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  14. Account Creation Requirements

    Require patrons use a root email address selected by the institution (example: @[institution].edu), and verify the legitimacy of that address before creating account (patrons receive email with link to complete the setup process).

    3 votes

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  15. Non-Linear days

    Show Non-Linear loan days remaining to Patrons

    3 votes

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  16. Extended access: Separate automatic purchase options (price limit/copy limit) for 1 user/3 user

    Provide separate automatic purchase options (price limit/copy limit) for 1 user / 3 user titles under extended access

    3 votes

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  17. STL Price Threshold

    Allow the ability to hide STLs where the STL price is above a selected amount (currently there is only the ability to hide STLs where the price is above a certain percentage).

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  18. Automatically allow 7-day loan when 1-day and 7-day are same price

    In LibCentral, System Settings, General Permission, DDA tab, we checked off "1 day" and "7 day" loan periods for patrons. Many times, the price for a 1-day or 7-day loan is the same. In this case, we want patrons to choose "7-day loan", because this will help keep costs down. Sometimes they end up incurring multiple 1-day loans in the course of a week.

    The problem is, the patron doesn't know that the price is the same, and often checks "1-day".

    Is there any way to force a 7-day loan when the price is the same as a 1-day?

    1 vote

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  19. Customising Ebook central Availibility message

    Our patrons have IP authenticated access to all purchased ebooks and to access the full DDA collection they need to login.
    We are now considering importing MARC with our DDA titles to our discovery system. However there is a problem - the link opens the title showing at the very top Availability message "Sorry, this book is not available. Please contact your librarian about purchasing it, or search for another book."
    We need to be able to customise this message to a wording of our choice. Suport advised this is not doable for IP patrons.

    2 votes

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  20. 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.

    10 votes

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