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  1. Make EDI ordering and invoicing available on EBook Central

    EDI ordering and invoicing is a key workflow process and making this possible via EBook Central would improve workflows and processes hugely.

    3 votes

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  2. Bisac classification in LibCentral as well

    Since end of 2018 patrons have a more specific subject filter (BISAC) for search results. This would be helpful for DDA profiing and title searching in LibCentral as well.

    6 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback on the Idea Exchange! We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! Please keep checking the Exchange for further status updates.

  3. Export of Librarian Comments

    It would be great to be able to export the Librarian comments in an CSV file. It would help librarians to analyse the comments and to communicate to stakeholders, for e.g. why DDA titles got rejected.

    3 votes

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  4. Improve order confirmation emails for GOBI

    We currently place most of our ebook orders through GOBI. The order confirmation emails we receive from Ebook Central are pretty minimal. They only include the Title, Author, EISBN and access url. I opened a support ticket about this, but was told "orders submitted from YBP/GOBI provide limited details compared to the direct LibCentral order confirmations" and that I should submit an Idea Exchange request because it wasn't currently on their roadmap to fix this. It would be extremely helpful if these minimal emails at least included access model purchased. We make special notes for titles purchased with limited user…

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  5. Getting usage data through API

    Set up a possibility of getting usage data through API.

    9 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!

  6. Password repetition

    For avoiding typos and also for safety reasons the password should be entered twice while creating/requesting a patron account.

    7 votes

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  7. Pay for ebook purchased by credit card

    Please create an option to pay for each ebook purchase with a credit card, rather than being invoiced. This would greatly improve the efficiency of our workflow and likely increase our utilization of the ProQuest eBook Central platform in our library. Thank you!

    6 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status updated of the project update here.

  8. sports Analytics

    Request to add the collection in the area of operations and analytics like sports analytics; R; Big data ; machine learning etc.

    1 vote

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  9. Can ProQuest develop Okta as an SSO option for Ebook Central?

    Can ProQuest develop Okta as an SSO option for Ebook Central?

    Additional Questions:

    Has ProQuest worked with any schools or organizations to use Okta for SSO?

    If Okta SSO for Ebook Central can be developed, will it also work to sign students into their "My Research" accounts when they are using the other ProQuest research databases?

    If an SSO solution is implemented for off campus and BYOD students, can "on campus" users still get ProQuest access by IP authentication?

    What steps would be involved in implementing SSO with ProQuest?

    Tim Baker
    National Defense University Library

    3 votes

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  10. ipv6

    Please support IPv6 IP addressing

    5 votes

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  11. Additional turnaways information requested

    With auto-upgrades, if an eBook is only available as a 1-user license and is in use please could it be reported as a turnaway if someone else tries to access it. Not everyone will fill in the mediated title request so I don't think we are getting a true picture of how often people can't access 1-user titles and we have quite a lot of these. It would also help make COUNTER reporting of turnaways more accurate I would guess? Thanks

    3 votes

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Real-time turn away alerts/reports

    Kathleen wants this so she can go in and upgrade immediately. It’s not as helpful to see a turn away report in hind-sight

    7 votes

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    Thanks for your suggestion. We have a turnaway report available if you contact customer support, but I can see how it would be much more useful to run on demand in LibCentral. While we continue to monitor demand, please feel free to provide more feedback and votes!

  15. 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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  16. "Owned and subscribed to by my library"

    If the setting in Access Permission specifies that only owned&subscriped titles have a visibility ON, an empty search, should Show that"Owned and subscribed to by my library" in the patron portal is already be selcted by default.

    2 votes

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  17. 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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    Thank you for your feedback on this potential enhancement. We are currently reviewing this request, and gathering additional information. In the meantime, please continue to provide more feedback and we welcome your votes! We will keep the status updated of the project update here.

  18. 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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    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

  19. 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.

    1 vote

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  20. OAuth

    OAuth Log-In gewähren

    1 vote

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