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  1. Talis Integration

    I would like ProQuest to work with Talis to integrate supplier information (book & ebook prices) into the Talis Aspire product. Talis Aspire has become an integral part of our ordering workflow and other book suppliers have already taken the step to integrate using an API. For us, it would create greater efficiency in stock selection as we would not need to login to multiple websites to check for prices and would almost certainly lead to us buying more books and ebooks from ProQuest.

    It would also help massively if prices shown were inclusive of VAT & discounts. This links…

    26 votes
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  2. 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 Bookshelves themselves, and therefore this great tool…

    21 votes
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  3. 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.

    7 votes
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  4. Enable users to return books using the return to library function in adobe digital editions

    It would be great if users could return books when they were done with them, instead of waiting to the end of the loan period, enabling other users access them sooner.

    14 votes
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  5. 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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  6. How to cite in IEEE format?

    Copy Citation - please add IEEE Style Format.

    1 vote
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  7. 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.

    19 votes
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  8. 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.

    6 votes
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  9. 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.

    1 vote
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  10. 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

    2 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Add more subjects

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

    3 votes
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  14. Make the Bookshelf function shareable across institutions

    The Bookshelf function is a great function. I work in a support role for Jisc, who use ProQuest to host our collection of e-books for FE. I have created several Bookshelves to divide our collection into subject and qualification areas, and was disappointed to learn that I would not be able to share these with our members. This is disappointing because it would be a fantastic support mechanism for Jisc's librarian members in the UK. These librarians don't have the time to create these Bookshelves themselves, and therefore this great tool is not being fully utilised. I have had feedback…

    1 vote
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  15. User Notification

    A user notification should be implemented in the library. This could contain a message such as “You have been timed out due to inactivity. To restart your session please return to https://URL.com and click the link to ebook central".

    2 votes
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  16. Show patrons all prices! (ATO and non-mediated prices are missing atm)

    Currently patrons do not see prices for ATO Loans or when non-mediated processes (non-mediates STL or autopurchase) are defined.

    1 vote
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  17. Would like to see an index/thesaurus in the advanced search section.

    The detailed index/thesaurus would allow me to search more specifically by the criteria ProQuest uses in the indexing process--for example, if there are specific subject classifications. I would want to be able to either start typing a word in the index search bar to find a term or be able to browse alphabetically, then click on the term, which would either hyperlink to records containing that term or be able to add the term to the advanced search.

    1 vote
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