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  1. ipv6

    Please support IPv6 IP addressing

    5 votes

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  2. Be able to limit searches by pagination.

    Surprisingly, teachers want to be able to select course readings by page length. They want to search for books that are say less than 100 pages, less than 150 pages, etc.

    4 votes

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  3. Librarians can customize covers on EBC landing page

    Covers at the book carousel of the patron by selection
    Librarians should be able to choose the books displayed at the book carousel of the landing page (recently viewed/featured titles).

    7 votes

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  4. Truncation for full text searches

    Righthad truncation wildcard * does not work for the full text search (search within the ebook). Researches need this functionality with in the content!

    4 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.

    2 votes

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  6. Move the option to clear highlights to a more visible location - like with the color options

    Move the option to clear highlights to a more visible location - like with the color options

    2 votes

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  7. Add country data to the Usage Report export

    As an international membership organisation it is important for us to record which titles are being accessed from where. Adding a country column to the Usage Report would do this - if that's possible?

    7 votes

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  8. 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.

    6 votes

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  9. 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.

    3 votes

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  10. Add document type 'Textbook' to available search refinements, and within usage reports.

    It would be great to be able to quickly refine the owned content list to textbooks only, and from there extract a spreadsheet of your textbook model titles with relevant information. It would also be great to report on textbook model usage separately and quickly.

    7 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Admin →
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    under review  ·  leigh.wright responded

    Thank you for submitting this great idea to our exchange! We are reviewing this and keep voting and adding comments and questions on this enhancement, as we continue our evaluation. Much appreciation, Rayna Stowe

  11. Users do not need to put names and email addresses again in request form

    Users login their accounts to request a book so names and email addressed should be automatically put in the form to save their time.

    8 votes

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  12. 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")

    8 votes

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  13. Description and/or TOC search

    I am writing to ask if ProQuest would consider adding an option to search eBook Central by description and/or table of contents.

    3 votes

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  14. OAuth

    OAuth Log-In gewähren

    1 vote

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  15. 4 votes

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  16. Upgrade to preferred access model via Cart in LibCentral

    We require the ability to upgrade to the preferred access model via Cart in LibCentral.

    8 votes

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  17. 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

  18. More refine options - Doody's, OAT and RCL titles

    I'd like to request to add more refine options such as Doody's Core Titles, Outstanding Academic Titles and Resources for College Libraries titles.

    6 votes

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  19. MARC by Holding Type

    We want to receive MARC records broken out by Holding Types: Owned, Subscribed (by Collection), and DDA.

    7 votes

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  20. Change "Update Selected" or add link "Add to List" in LibCentral platform

    In LibCentral, for ordering eBooks, to add titles to a list you have to choose "Update selected" which makes no sense for adding to a list.
    If you provided a link to "Add to List" or change "Update Selected" to "Add to List" it would make more sense. You have "Add to Cart" in the license type, but if you do that, you still view them as a list then add them, so it's more time consuming. Just change update selected to Add to list.

    1 vote

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