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  1. Provide option to remove Ebook Central "Download Book" button

    Provide option to remove the "Download Book" button from Ebook Central UI. Clicking this button results in PQ wanting access to my Adobe Digital Editions account, which does not live on my laptop computer. I’m fairly certain Digital Editions does not live on very many computers anymore. It would be very nice if this particular download option could become either our option for display, removed, disabled, or at least moved way down to the very bottom of the page. My preference would be to have the ability to either enable/disable from the admin area. The button also should communicate that…

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  2. 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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  3. Shared bookshelf for team

    team-bookshelf - on which a team could work together. Very participant should have the oppurtunity to bookmark/unbookmark books and also to see/have the team-bookshelf in its own account. So everybody of the team could work with the same bookshelf.

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  4. Session Length Online Reader

    The session length of 30 minutes of inactivity before you are automatically removed from a title is too short to really be able to concentrate on your study work. As a user, it is exhausting to look for the spot where you stopped every time your session ended throughout the title.

    Might it be possible to make the session longer or to set up a pop-up window so that you are at least warned before the session ends?

    8 votes

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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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  5. 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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  6. Patron Account expired | Still active in LibCentral

    Once you fill in an expiration date for a patron account, the account will be non-functioning from his day on, but the status in LibCentral still stays on "active" further on. Would there be the possibility to change the status automatically to "inactive" once the account is not useable anymore?

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  8. Would it be possible to enable hyperlinked footnotes in e-books that are available only in PDF format?

    Would it be possible to enable hyperlinked footnotes in e-books that are available only in PDF format?

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  9. Show Digital Course Reserve flag on order confirmations

    Would it be possible to include something in order confirmation emails to show that a purchased title is a Digital Course Reserve title. The current DCR flag on Oasis is quite small so staff may not always note that the title has restrictions on use. It would therefore be useful to be able to easily pick up any DCR titles via the order confirmation.

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  10. Allow left-hand menu to be hidden in text only mode to support enlarging text

    When using text-only mode the text of the book can be enlarged using browser zoom to a higher level than when text-only mode is disabled (when using Read Online or download views). For visually impaired users who need to enlarge text to a higher level of magnification than non text-only Read Online or downloads will allow, text-only mode should meet this need. However, as the text is enlarged using browser zoom the left-hand menu (containing table of contents, search etc) also increases in size, covering the book content. The left-hand menu cannot be closed (as it can when text-only mode…

    9 votes

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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Display publisher restrictions on downloading, printing, copying

    It would be incredibly useful if e-book entries listed when there are publisher restrictions on downloading, printing, copying. This language on the page is insufficient: "Copy is not available for this book. Print and chapter download are not available for this book."

    This FAQ it not so helpful as there could be several disparate reasons as to why this it occurring: https://support.proquest.com/s/article/Why-is-the-download-button-grayed-out?language=en_US. It puts the burden on us or the user to contact you if we want more info on why a download button is greyed out. If you know up front that there is a publisher restriction, please…

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  16. 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...

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

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  17. "Load Period" to be hidden for messages of book purchase

    Could the "Loan Period" shown in the automatic message template be hidden for the libraries who only adopt DDA book purchase model?

    The item "Loan Period" confuses the users about accessing the books.

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  18. Can you please make the turn away message customizable?

    When faculty members embed specific content from Ebook Central that only allows students to access materials one at a time, there is no way to customize the turn away message. This would be incredibly helpful since we have electronic materials from multiple vendors and platforms. If the student does not use the catalog, they do not realize this. But having a customizable message, such as: "Locked out of this resource? Call the library now for access!" This would help our students so much more and make our interface more user-friendly. Thank you for considering this.

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  19. Notify on Request.

    Currently, there is no page where users can see the status of purchase applications.
    It would be better to send notification email on request when user request a purchase.

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  20. Highlight reason for turn-away on eBook's landing page

    Many students do not take the time to scan the page (much less read it). When a s student is unable to access a book, all information is irrelevant, EXCEPT the information that I have highlighted. The student will not care about title, author, publication date, etc. They only care about accessing the book, and if they can’t access the book, they are ONLY interested why not & what else they can do. I suggest you highlight this information so that students know why they could not access the book, and what other options they have to proceed from here.

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