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  1. Add author names in ToC of editorial works

    At the moment ToC doesn't show author names in case of editorial works.
    Example: Information Literacy and Social Justice, edited by Lua Gregory, and Shana Higgins, Library Juice Press, 2013. ProQuest Ebook Central

    1 vote

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  2. Override login throttle

    Every couple of weeks, a student will contact me for assistance because s/he has been throttled after making too many attempts to log in with the wrong password. I'm able to reset the account's password easily, but the student must still wait 24 hours to log in, and most of the people who phone me aren't inclined to wait 24 hours. Therefore, my only solutions are to say "Sorry, you have to wait" or to delete the account and create a new one, which obviously isn't ideal when the student's bookmarked or highlighted content.

    Could LibCentral's user-management system be configured…

    1 vote

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  3. Remote Access Requiring Periodic Re-Authentication from Institution IPs

    Once a user creates an account from the instituions IPs, they can use those login credentials when not on our institutional IP's. We would like an automatic way to manage the expiration dates of these accounts via the platform where proquest would require users to come back on an institutions IPs periodically to re-authenicate their account, similar to what Clarivate does with their Web of Science: Anytime/Anywhere Access (see: https://support.clarivate.com/ScientificandAcademicResearch/s/article/Web-of-Science-AnytimeAnywhere-Access-or-Roaming?language=en_US)

    1 vote

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  4. Add promo pricing deadlines in LibCentral

    Waited to purchase an eBook until July 1 so funds would fall within the new FY. However, we did not know that there was a current promo on the pricing that ended June 30th. Today I logged in to LibCentral to purchase the eBook and the price was double. Add a note when there is a promo and when the promo expires. If I would have known this, I would have purchased the eBook back in June.

    1 vote

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  5. Curated Topics -- Would it be possible to customize the list? Example for users of healthcare establishments?

    Derired topics:

    Anesthesia
    Cardiology
    Dermatology
    Emergency medicine
    Endocrinology
    Family medicine and primary care
    Gastroenterology
    Geriatry
    Gynecology
    Hospital management
    Infection prevention
    Infectious diseases
    Internal medicine
    Medical imaging (Radiology, MRI, Ultrasound, etc.)
    Mental health (adult)
    Mental health (children)
    Neurology
    Neuropsychology
    Nutrition (Clinical nutrition)
    Nephrology
    Nursing
    Obstetric
    Occupational therapy
    Oncology
    Ophthalmology
    ORL (Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
    Orthopedy
    Palliative care
    Pediatry and neonatology
    Perinatalogy
    Pharmacology
    Physiotherapy
    Pneumology
    Psychiatry
    Rheumatology
    Social work
    Surgery
    Urology

    4 votes

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    leigh.wright responded

    Hello voters!

    Just wanted to send a short note to let you know that there is already a way to request a customized list.

    In LibCentral, if you scroll to the end of the Curated Topics list, there is a link – “Request your customized list now”. If you click this, it will take you to a form where you can make a detailed request for a list on a particular subject.

    The request will go straight to our team of librarians, who will then work to create a list to spec.

    Thanks for the Idea and the votes!

  6. When reading e-books online, not through e-reader, give the option of viewing of two pages as in a print book

    I am ordering some children’s books for our new teacher training course and I thought I would opt for the e-version where available . However on exploring this further, I realised that there isn’t a way that any of the e-titles can be viewed two pages at a time like a real book. This is important for readers especially when they need to look at a picture while reading the text on the opposite side, and I don’t just mean picture books but books that contain medical images etc. Askews –Holt seem to have that facility for their online books.…

    1 vote

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  7. Titles that have changed to DRM-free

    This month we received a file of 150 titles - 61 of them will overlay existing records in our system. I found out by asking support that these titles are now DRM-free but there is no indication of this in the spreadsheet -- could a column be added that indicates this information, or better yet, these records be placed in a separate file to download? We keep track of the # of titles added and by call # area to report for statistics to various agencies. Downloading and counting 61 more titles inflates our statistics.

    2 votes

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  8. To add Brazilian standard citation format

    I would like to suggest the Brazilian standard citation format called ABNT-Associacao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas, in order to avoid rejection from customers.

    1 vote

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  9. request to add Full Download detail information to Title Report

    Please add Full Download detail information on the Title Report and title list (via Dashbord).

    Title list has an 'EPUB Full Download Only' column but we need a detail Full Download information exactly you listed on LibCentral Full Record. Please refer to the attached screenshot. Also please add 'Full Download information' to Title Report under the 'Availability' section.

    1 vote

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  10. Email notifications when a new title list is added to Consortia Content on LibCentral Dashboard

    Request to email notifications when a new title list is added to Consortia Content on LibCentral Dashboard.

    1 vote

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  11. Rqeust to add a hyperlink to URL under the LibCentral Book Details

    Rqeust to add a hyperlink to URL under the LibCentral Book Details.
    Please refer to the attached screenshot,

    1 vote

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  12. Request to split "Consortium (Owned or Subscribed)" separately in LibCentral

    Request to split "Consortium (Owned or Subscribed)" into "Consortium (Owned) and "Consortium (Owned)" in LibCentral.

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  13. Find alternate solutions to manage downloads.

    Find alternate solutions to manage downloads. Our license is with you, not Adobe. We should not have to give Adobe our employees' data in order for employees to be able to download fulltext books we have licensed from you.

    23 votes

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  14. How to cite in IEEE format?

    Copy Citation - please add IEEE Style Format.

    1 vote

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  15. Disabling the scrolling page number

    There should be an option to disable the grey page number box from constantly showing and then disappearing when using the online reader. It's distracting and it makes online reader inaccessible to us who have difficulties with visual attention.

    2 votes

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  16. When I run a title match I want it to tell me the titles that don't match as well as those that do,

    At the moment I have to undertake manual work to find the titles that didn't match. This takes a considerable amount of time, so would like the non-matching titles to be identified

    3 votes

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  17. Allow Libraries to host ebooks they own

    I wish libraries could host ebooks they own on the Ebook Central platform. Sometimes we purchase ebook files directly from publishers that don't have their own platform and it would be great if we could host them on Ebook Central. This could be a value added benefit for Academic Complete customers. Alexander Street offers free video hosting for Academic Video Online customers.

    8 votes

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  18. Over-the-license-limit-ebook access

    ProQuest allows patrons to use an e-book with limited licenses to have 5 minutes of access even if no license is available. I would suggest that such users get a notification that they have "limited" access to the book and a count-down click to show them the remaining access. If a license becomes available during those 5 minutes, a pop-up window can appear to inform them that they now have full access. If the five minutes are up, the patron should have the option to enter an e-mail or cell phone number to receive notification when a license becomes available.…

    13 votes

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  19. Curated Topics

    Suggestions by several business schools in the region for curated topics:
    Big Data
    Blockchain
    Business management
    Cloud Computing
    Computer software
    Consumer behaviour
    Costumer loyalty
    CRM
    Design Thinking
    Digital marketing
    Digital transformation
    Ecommerce
    Economics
    Entrepreneurship
    Globalization
    Human behaviour
    Information systems
    Leadership
    Markerting
    Marketing. Content
    Personnel management
    Professional development
    Sales
    SEM
    SEO
    Timen management
    User Experience

    3 votes

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  20. Improvement of the EPUB format interface.

    It would be great if the EPUB format interface can be changed to be as similar as possible as the most common ebook interface that the majority of ebooks in EBC has got. An example is to have the table of contents to the left.

    The current interface for EPUB ebooks is not so easy to understand when the reader is used to the more common one.

    We also think, when setting the downloads to 0 for an EPUB ebook, (due to the current covid-19 we want to do that, so that as many users as possible can read it…

    1 vote

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