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  1. It would be helpful if there was a way to download just the reader's highlights/annotations of a certain text.

    It would be helpful if there was a way to download just the reader's highlights/annotations of a certain text. Not the whole chapter or book, but just the highlights portions that the reader has selected. Similar to the feature available in Kindle and other eReaders. This allows the reader to download/print only their annotations which can be helpful for academic writing, etc.

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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.

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  2. Enable linking to a particular point on a page

    When a chapter or other section of a book does not start at the top of a page, a link to that page may confuse readers who cannot immediately see the portion of text they have been asked to read. it would be great if links could also be made to the beginnings of chapters/sections; alternatively, it would be good to create links to custom-made anchors.

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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.

  3. two languages needed in description

    Bilingual books seem to only have one language in the description. There are children's books in english and te reo Māori, they are really only useful to people learning te reo Māori but impossible to find as they are categorised as English e.g. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/twoa/detail.action?docID=6425713&query=kanohi

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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.

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  4. Improve ebook turnaway notifications

    It would be very helpful to include a row showing the current licence/access model for a particular title when the 'unable to access' notification email is sent. This would help easily identify what the current license/access model is, and what possibilities there are for increasing access without the need to login to Proquest, search for the title and find what license we currently have for a title - which is time consuming and often a contributing factor against upgrading...

    For example:
    Below is the information I received this morning for a title where a user was unable to access. It…

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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.

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    Alana DeWitt Johnson

    Product Owner, Ebook Central

  5. Direct citation export for Noodletools in ebook Central

    Direct citation export for Noodletools in ebook Central.
    Please and thank you!

    4 votes

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  6. Friendly language for number of users

    The language used to describe number of users across all systems should be updated to be patron friendly. It is confusing for patrons and librarians!

    4 votes

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  7. Change Full Download Options

    The behavior for downloads is confusing. If you download a chapter, you get a PDF document. When you are downloading the book and are offered a selection of e-Pub and PDF, no matter what you chose, you always get an .acsm file for Adobe Digital editions to retrieve the information. Students do not understand that the only thing you are choosing is how the scrolling will be: e-pub (side to side) and PDF (up and down). They are looking for a PDF document. Solution - Add descriptors? Change the choices? Change choices from e-pub & PDF to:
    - Side-to-side scrolling…

    4 votes

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  8. Permalinks need to have the option to always include proxy info

    Our faculty work sometimes from campus and sometimes from home and send permalinks to students who may be on or off campus. The permalinks will only consistently work if they are proxied all the time. Our faculty or students are not going to think to check the URL every time...mainly because every other vendor we use just allows us to turn on proxied version 100% of the time regardless of where they are when they are accessing the resource so they don't have to think about it.

    11 votes

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  9. Encourage/incentivize use of MathML to ensure better access for persons who are blind

    More actively encourage or incentivize publishers to ensure that mathematical content in their e-books are accessible to persons who are blind or visually impaired. This can be done by including equations formatted as MathML (rather than just text or images of equations) and by including detailed descriptions of graphs as alt-text. Since eBook Central is situated between users and publishrs, it is in a strong position to help advocate for this type of improved accessibility.

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  11. Offer KBART to customers

    It would be great if customers could get KBART of their holdings. It would help in maintaining collections in discovery systems.

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  12. Patrons can share bookshelves across their institution

    Make the Bookshelf function shareable across institutions
    The Bookshelf function is a brilliant function of Ebook Central. I work in a support role for Jisc, and we use Ebook Central to host our collection of e-books for FE. I created several Bookshelves to divide our collection into subject and qualification areas, but was disappointed to learn that I would not be able to share these with different organisations, I could only share them within Jisc. This is disappointing because it would be a fantastic support mechanism for Jisc's librarian members in the UK. Our members often don't have the time to create these…

    33 votes

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  13. Partner with Perusall.com to make Proquest ebooks available there.

    Perusall.com is an online tool for flipped classroom teaching where students can collaboratively annotate the textbook for reading assignments. ProQuest should partner with Perusall to make eBook licenses purchased by universities work in Perusall's course content.

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  14. Find alternate solutions to manage downloads.

    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.

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  15. Curated Topics -- Would it be possible to customize the list? Example for users of healthcare establishments?

    Derired topics:

    Anesthesia
    Cardiology
    Dermatology
    Emergency medicine
    Endocrinology
    Family medicine and primary care
    Gastroenterology
    Geriatry
    Gynecology
    Hospital management
    Infection prevention
    Infectious diseases
    Internal medicine
    Medical imaging (Radiology, MRI, Ultrasound, etc.)
    Mental health (adult)
    Mental health (children)
    Neurology
    Neuropsychology
    Nutrition (Clinical nutrition)
    Nephrology
    Nursing
    Obstetric
    Occupational therapy
    Oncology
    Ophthalmology
    ORL (Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
    Orthopedy
    Palliative care
    Pediatry and neonatology
    Perinatalogy
    Pharmacology
    Physiotherapy
    Pneumology
    Psychiatry
    Rheumatology
    Social work
    Surgery
    Urology

    4 votes

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  16. Allow Libraries to host ebooks they own

    I wish libraries could host ebooks they own on the Ebook Central platform. Sometimes we purchase ebook files directly from publishers that don't have their own platform and it would be great if we could host them on Ebook Central. This could be a value added benefit for Academic Complete customers. Alexander Street offers free video hosting for Academic Video Online customers.

    9 votes

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  17. How to cite in IEEE format?

    Copy Citation - please add IEEE Style Format.

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  18. Curated Topics

    Suggestions by several business schools in the region for curated topics:
    Big Data
    Blockchain
    Business management
    Cloud Computing
    Computer software
    Consumer behaviour
    Costumer loyalty
    CRM
    Design Thinking
    Digital marketing
    Digital transformation
    Ecommerce
    Economics
    Entrepreneurship
    Globalization
    Human behaviour
    Information systems
    Leadership
    Markerting
    Marketing. Content
    Personnel management
    Professional development
    Sales
    SEM
    SEO
    Timen management
    User Experience

    3 votes

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  19. 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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  20. Add more subjects

    Add the following subject headings under ''Browse Subjects'': Sports; Sports and Recreation

    4 votes

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