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  1. Expand Copy limit options to include both autopurchases and upgrades

    Allow option for copy limit thresholds in extended access to be set to limit the total copies of autopurchases and upgrades combined by title.

    7 votes

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  2. Allow for greater interplay between price and number of additional copies in Extended Access

    We would like to be able to control the number of additional copies purchased relative to the price of the title. If we have a price cap of $500 on the purchase of additional copies and the purchase of an additional copy falls well beneath that price cap, we would like the opportunity to increase the limit on the number of additional copies purchased.

    5 votes

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  3. Can ProQuest develop Okta as an SSO option for Ebook Central?

    Can ProQuest develop Okta as an SSO option for Ebook Central?

    Additional Questions:

    Has ProQuest worked with any schools or organizations to use Okta for SSO?

    If Okta SSO for Ebook Central can be developed, will it also work to sign students into their "My Research" accounts when they are using the other ProQuest research databases?

    If an SSO solution is implemented for off campus and BYOD students, can "on campus" users still get ProQuest access by IP authentication?

    What steps would be involved in implementing SSO with ProQuest?

    Tim Baker
    National Defense University Library

    3 votes

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  4. ipv6

    Please support IPv6 IP addressing

    5 votes

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  5. 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.

    1 vote

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  6. OAuth

    OAuth Log-In gewähren

    1 vote

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  7. Inter-library loan of titles across consortial institutions

    Would like to ‘share’ copies of ebooks with other institutions via inter-library loan. Of course, we don’t want to give our last copy, but it seems like we should be able to share our licenses because we are not creating additional copies. Ideally, this would work the same way returnables work. It’s also important that this not only work with Alma libraries, but libraries with a variety of ILSes.

    6 votes

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    under review  ·  leigh.wright responded

    We are currently reviewing this idea and appreciate the users who are voting and commenting. Please check back here for updates and thanks for keeping our Idea Exchange active! Best, Rayna Stowe

  8. Download from Reader for Only DDA Titles

    I want to enable downloading from the Online Reader only for DDA purchases (to force users to at least look at the book before triggering an STL), but allow downloading from the title page for owned/subscribed titles.

    2 votes

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    ushma.bhatia responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. We will explore this feature over the next few months and would like your feedback. Are you available for a phone call to share more details about your suggestion? Will implementing the download from the reader only for DDA titles feature, fix an issue you’re currently experiencing?

  9. Ebook Central Turnaway alert at book level

    Allow Turnaway alerts to be disabled in the Full Record View for individual titles (e.g., in Edit Book Level Permissions area). If a title is no longer available for sale on the platform and the library has made other arrangements to provide access, the Turnaway alerts are no longer used.

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    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status updated of the project update here.

  10. Access Member holdings first

    As a member library of one or more Consortia, we want the option to give the patron access to the copy of the title that I own, when my holdings overlap with a parent consortium.

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    2 comments  ·  Access Permissions & System Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status updated of the project update here.

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