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  1. 4 votes

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  2. Customizable Purchase Hierarchy

    We would like the ability to customize our autopurchase hierarchy, because our preference of Access Model does not match the Purchase Hierarchy for Ebook Central

    Also, we require the ability to exclude select Access Models so they are never purchased.

    58 votes

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  3. Information about titles that have been added to bookshelves by students before the titles are withdrawn from Ebook Central subscriptions

    When titles are withdrawn from our Ebook Central subscription, we have no way to knowing if any of the titles that we will lose access to have been added to a student bookshelf (where notes and chapters have been highlighted). Students also do not get notified and may lose access to the title with all highlighting / notes accompanying the text it relates to. I would like to propose that users get some form of notification prior to withdrawal if the title is part of their personal bookshelf to give them an opportunity to save the notes and also that…

    13 votes

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  4. Request to split out Academic Complete from transactionally purchased items

    We would like the ability to split out Academic Complete from transactionally purchased items.

    2 votes

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  5. Track Changes in Access Permissions/System Settings

    We would like to be able to track any changes made to our Access Permissions and other Settings.
    An added benefit would be for an alert to be sent to those accounts with the ability to edit these settings any time that a change is made.
    This will greatly assist us in gauging the impact of any changes made and in tracking trends.

    3 votes

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  6. Ebook Central turnaway messages

    The existing turnaway message that users are given is hidden in not very clear text, in the middle of the screen, amoungst other things. a student with sight issues flagged this as hard to see, and they are right.

    The current message of 'All copies are currently in use' should be in bold, or make much clearer in any other way.

    Even the ability to customise this message would be useful.

    17 votes

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  7. Change passwords during the Monday - Friday work week.

    This will allow library staff the opportunity to notify customers about password changes and will prevent customer frustration with being unable to access database information over the weekend and during holiday breaks.

    1 vote

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  8. Include order information in MARC records

    We would like to request an option to include our order data in the MARC records supplied from Ebook Central purchases (currently available from Oasis). This will enable us to generate order records attached to our bibs when loading to our lms.

    3 votes

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  9. Counter reports should reflect usage for collection as it was on the dates selected (instead of as it was on the date run)

    As it currently stands, if I run a report today covering 2018 usage for our consortially held collections, the usage totals only reflect usage for titles that are still in the collection (as well as newly added titles). It would be better if a report for 2018 usage included data for all the titles that were part of the collection in 2018. We have access to a couple large consortially held packages. The practice as it is currently in place results in a discrepancy of several hundred downloads in the BR2 count for Feb 2018 if we compare a report…

    3 votes

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  10. Chapter level linking in EBC

    In light of recent updates to Primo regarding chapter level indexing. We would like to pursue the ability to link to the chapter level. Since a user can drill down to the chapter level in Primo, when they link out to the ebook in Ebook Central, they are taken to the book level and are then forced to locate their specific chapter again. We feel that this is a step backwards. Especially for the same company. Please consider this linking enhancement for a better user experience.

    8 votes

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  11. Peak period short term license increase purchase

    A service that would be great to support select titles in peak periods, if you could offer a 'peak period' unlimited access license for a short period 1-2 weeks. If we are experiencing a sharp peak if we could quickly activate a purchase to expand temporary unlimited access to our students, we could assist elevate the access issues they have during crucial, stressful times in their studies.

    3 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We will evaluate this idea. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status of the project updated here. We appreciate your engagement.

  12. Is it possible to export libCentral's reports to XLS and not only .csv and MARC as it is the case?

    i can't have my export directly in xls i have it only in .csv and must do some manipulations to get it in correctly excel

    9 votes

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  13. To generate the reports to get the titles by the ‘disciplines’ like Arts & Humanities

    Hi,

    Good Morning!

    We are not able to get to the discipline level when generate any of the reports. Example: Arts & Humanities. You do have fund codes, subject headings like Science, Medicine, Pharmacy etc. and LC call numbers in certain reports but we need get the titles grouped under a particular discipline.

    Please add the functionality to generate the reports to get the titles by the ‘disciplines’.

    Thanks!
    Have a nice day ahead!
    With best wishes
    Sunita Gandhi for Library Electronic Resources
    University of Kansas Libraries
    elecres@ku.edu

    1 vote

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  14. Pages "printed" to PDF should have a downloaded filename that reflects the actual book page numbers and not the fake internal page numbers.

    Pages "printed" to PDF should have a downloaded filename that reflects the actual book page numbers and not the fake internal page numbers. For instance, if I "print" to PDF page 155 of an example book, the filename that is downloaded is "ShapeshiftersBlackGirlsandtheChoreographyof...----(Pg172--172)" because if you count all the non-numbered pages like the front cover, this would be page 172 of the resulting full PDF. But this leads patrons and us librarians to waste a lot of time double-checking that we really got page 155 instead of 172.

    9 votes

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  15. Keeping the search string in the search box until done, with a 'clear search' option

    Keep the wording of a search in the search box for ease of editing and reminding oneself of the search. Also suggest a 'Clear search' button for when done.

    Alternatively, make the 'Edit search' option bigger, clearer and easier to find. It took me a while to even notice it was there, I had to keep typing out my searches again and again.

    Thanks.

    4 votes

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  16. Reference to purchased titles in mediated extened access process

    For the extended access at 1U and 3U we would like to use the mediated process, but here the user is not informed that the title is actually already purchased and therefore moderated.
    We would like to refer to the purchased/owned title before or during the moderating request.

    8 votes

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  17. Highlight Holdings in differnt colour

    In LibCentral (and also in patron portal) it would be very helpful, if holdings/owned titles would be highlighted in a different colour.
    Currently owned, DDA, ATO titles are all highlighed yellow. For a better distinction it would be useful to highlight owned titles in a different colour.

    3 votes

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  18. Allow for greater interplay between price and number of additional copies in Extended Access

    We would like to be able to control the number of additional copies purchased relative to the price of the title. If we have a price cap of $500 on the purchase of additional copies and the purchase of an additional copy falls well beneath that price cap, we would like the opportunity to increase the limit on the number of additional copies purchased.

    5 votes

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  19. Message field of request form should not be an optional

    Currently the message field on a request form for mediated-DDA is optional but many administrators want users to put comments. So I request administrators can select it's optional or mandatory.

    20 votes

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    Thanks for your suggestion. We are currently reviewing this request and gathering additional details about this feature.

    In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes!

  20. Accuracy in EBA availability

    Is there any way to make the “Not available” bigger, or to suppress the record in the first place? It’s kind of misleading….

    1 vote

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