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  1. Talis Integration

    I would like ProQuest to work with Talis to integrate supplier information (book & ebook prices) into the Talis Aspire product. Talis Aspire has become an integral part of our ordering workflow and other book suppliers have already taken the step to integrate using an API. For us, it would create greater efficiency in stock selection as we would not need to login to multiple websites to check for prices and would almost certainly lead to us buying more books and ebooks from ProQuest.

    It would also help massively if prices shown were inclusive of VAT & discounts. This links…

    27 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to announce that we have just completed the Talis Aspire integration with Ebook Central.

    This means that customers who use Talis Aspire to manage their reading list selection and purchasing will now see Ebook Central pricing and holdings data directly within Talis. Talis Aspire will also include a link to the book’s full record in LibCentral. We are committed to getting essential digital content to our users as quickly and seamlessly as possible. This integration does just that by dovetailing with library workflows and providing valuable details where and when you need them.

    Thanks very much for this suggestion on Idea Exchange!

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  3. Refine Your Search by Publishers

    We need a search facet of publisher at "Refine Your Search" in LibCentral.

    15 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Acquisition Catalog  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    To promote ease of use in searching and improved report results when filtering by publisher, please look in your library’s LibCentral Acquisition Catalog Advanced Search, Publisher filter to see a more refined, cleaner list of publishers to search by. This same list carries over to the Title, Usage and Expenditure report publisher filter search. To add additional benefit to the reports, expect to see the exact publisher name in the reports display, allowing for better results when analyzing the report output.

  4. Add Price Limit for Extended Access Upgrades

    We need a way to control the automatic Upgrade purchase via Extended Access if the cost over a specified amount.

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Access Permissions & System Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks to everyone who voted on this great idea! This will be released afternoon (EST) tomorrow (Sept. 10). We are really excited to offer more ways for you to manage your budget, prevent turnaways & upgrade to your preferred access model, if a book is requested via mediation. Please see the Access Permissions, Mediated Requests & Expenditure Report documentation, which gives more details about this new feature.

  5. DDA Auto Shut-off

    Add option to shut-off DDA program automatically once funds have been depleted.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  DDA and Profiling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  megan.marion responded

    Dear Idea Exchange Members,

    Thank you for contributing in Ebook Central’s idea exchange! We took one of the ideas and ran with it – DDA shut off, now named DDA Budget Tracker is available in LibCentral. This new smart tool will help reduce unpredictability in DDA spending and will ease your concerns of DDA overspending.

    On behalf of ProQuest Ebook Central team, we appreciate your valuable input on priorities for Ebook Central improvements.​

  6. Book viewing

    I would like to be able to view multiple pages at once, either by side by side or in a quad box.

    6 votes
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  7. Children's picture books display

    Picture books are usually meant to be viewed with the pages side by side. There is no way to currently look at a two page spread of books. Also the bookmark icon often covers up text and pictures. See Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

    5 votes
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  8. order confirmation

    two requests:
    1. one of our customer wants to customise an order confirmation adding the Doc ID of the purchased ebook. I have an older list (attached) of variables for at least order confirmations. Can you give me the variable for the doc ID, this is missing in he list (should be something like
    ${content.docID}
    ${book.ebookID}
    ${book.ID}
    ${book.docID}

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Ordering and Invoicing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. More granular zoom settings in reader

    The default zoom in the reader is too large, but when zooming out just once, it becomes too small. It would be nice to have more granular zoom settings (or to be able to select a percentage or from a slider?).

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