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  1. 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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  2. Mediate Request library preferences

    For mediated requests and the mediate request form, we also have our settings set as "No" for mediated requests, and yet the system overrides the library's expressed preferences for mediated requests by providing users a mediate request form when the user limit has been exceeded for a title. The library's expressed preferences should take precedence over the system.

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  3. I'd like to analyze usage by series-titles, as well as individual titles and publishers.

    Currently I have no way of determining which series are most used by users without looking title by title. I'd like a quicker and easier way of determining which series have gained and lost usage year by year - so as to identify which series titles should be acquired or left out of selective purchasing.

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  5. Music Category?

    We have recently signed up to ProQuest and love the resources. However when searching there is a great list of categories like Law, History, Science and Arts however Music is missing. Is there a way to put this in maybe under Arts?

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  6. Ability to create reading lists which then have a unified permanent proxied url

    Ability to create a reading list which has with a single proxied URL would be useful.

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  7. 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…

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  8. Modify the label of "Settings" and "Language"

    My client suggests it's hard for them to get back to original language settings from other language settings.
    Because they can't understand the meanings of other language label.
    So I have 3 options to resolve the issue.
    1.Put English menu next to original label. Ex. 設定:Settings, 使用言語:Launguage
    2.Put images to each menu. Ex. Gear mark for Settings, globe mark for Language
    3. Place a language setting menu to top page menu bar like a Web of science.
    These would help clients to understand the meanings intuitively.

    1 vote

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  9. Automatically allow 7-day loan when 1-day and 7-day are same price

    In LibCentral, System Settings, General Permission, DDA tab, we checked off "1 day" and "7 day" loan periods for patrons. Many times, the price for a 1-day or 7-day loan is the same. In this case, we want patrons to choose "7-day loan", because this will help keep costs down. Sometimes they end up incurring multiple 1-day loans in the course of a week.

    The problem is, the patron doesn't know that the price is the same, and often checks "1-day".

    Is there any way to force a 7-day loan when the price is the same as a 1-day?

    1 vote

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  10. Allow user to save ebook to more than one bookshelf from the book info page

    On the info page ("Table of Contents and more") for an ebook, users can click the button to save the ebook to the bookshelf, but it's not possible to save it to an additional bookshelf from that same page. Users can go to the bookshelf and then copy the ebook to an additional bookshelf; it would be more intuitive if this were possible on the ebook info page as well.

    3 votes

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  11. Automatically email weekly usage summary

    Our institution is moving towards Power BI to live present our data. Therefore we need a way to export that data from ProQuest in a format that can be identified and harvested by other Microsoft systems. An Excel spreadsheet attached to an email might be able to do this with Flow

    7 votes

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  12. Invert colors for accessibility

    Those with dyslexia and eyesight problems have difficulty reading when the background is white and the letters are black.
    The online reader overrides the desktop inverse color for the reader, so it's not possible for me to invert the colors in the reader--so it's very difficult for me to read the text in the reader.
    For greater accessibility, it should be possible to invert the colors. Thanks!

    3 votes

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  13. Direct links to specific subscription packages

    We recently added two ebook subscriptions to the DDA and owned titles we already had on Ebook Central. Several librarians have asked for direct links to the specific collections so we can send faculty/students straight there rather than everything on Ebook Central. The closest we can get currently is by sending them to the advanced search page with instructions for searching just that collection.

    2 votes

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  14. Customising Ebook central Availibility message

    Our patrons have IP authenticated access to all purchased ebooks and to access the full DDA collection they need to login.
    We are now considering importing MARC with our DDA titles to our discovery system. However there is a problem - the link opens the title showing at the very top Availability message "Sorry, this book is not available. Please contact your librarian about purchasing it, or search for another book."
    We need to be able to customise this message to a wording of our choice. Suport advised this is not doable for IP patrons.

    2 votes

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  15. Non-Linear days

    Show Non-Linear loan days remaining to Patrons

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  16. Allows users to move an ebook from one bookshelf to another

    Users can copy an ebook to another bookshelf and remove the ebook from a bookshelf; both of these functions are very useful. A useful addition would be the option to move an ebook from one bookshelf to another, without having to copy it and then remove it from the original bookshelf.

    3 votes

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  17. Extended Access Report

    It would be really useful to be able to generate a weekly report on all titles that we have auto-upgraded, auto-purchased or that were mediated as part of the Extended Access program. Whilst we get notifications when individual titles are triggered, a weekly report would really help with monitoring.

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  18. Batch deleting patron accounts

    It would be very useful to be able to batch delete patron accounts, rather than having to do them one by one. It would save a lot of time if you could input a list of names or email addresses and delete them all in one go.

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  19. STL Price Threshold

    Allow the ability to hide STLs where the STL price is above a selected amount (currently there is only the ability to hide STLs where the price is above a certain percentage).

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  20. allow for more attributes to be passed in reports

    there are more elements that can be extracted from the info our users pass you to authenticate that could be added to reports, for example role (undergrad, grad, faculty, staff) or school (Medicine, Engineering, Business, etc.).

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