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  1. Vertical Split Screen Option

    A vertical split screen, as opposed to the current horizontal split screen, would better utilize the computer monitor's screen space. I could scroll through my list on the left, while easily viewing the order or title information on the right. Currently, I have barely enough room on the screen to view two titles on the top split and still see the order/title information on the bottom split.

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone

    With the recent release of the new checkout experience, we are excited to announce that we will now begin scoping out and implementing a new search browsing experience. This new experience will make much better use of screen real estate and allow you to browse titles in a much more user-friendly manner. We have designed and tested the new concept and received lots of positive feedback from our users.

    This will be a large project and will likely take 5+ months to build. I will keep you posted as we reach milestones.

  2. Display newer editions of a title when performing an ISBN search

    One of the limitations on OASIS is that it is not immediately obvious whether there is a newer edition of a title available. Performing a title search can be problematic especially when searching for generic titles. It is often easier to search on Amazon as they clearly identify whether a newer edition is available. It would be nice if we had another tab similar to “Alternative formats” which would allow us to check for “Alternative editions”.

    18 votes
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  3. View order status all on one page

    We would like to be able to view all order statuses on one page, like you would with Amazon. That way we wouldn't have to click on each title for to see the status. That takes too much time.

    4 votes
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  4. Allow administrators the ability to create / amend / delete new fund codes etc.

    It would be good to have the ability to create, amend or delete funds or other fields ourselves rather than having to request the amendments each time something changes.

    14 votes
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  5. Allow Administrators to create new users

    It would simplify things immensely if admins could add new users to their library without having to make the request directly to customer service.

    20 votes
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  6. When a selector is ordering a title that duplicates a title already held, add a popup or alert

    Our selectors sometimes don't check to see if a title is already held before placing an order. Having an alert or popup that warns someone about placing an order for a duplicate item would help us manage duplication.

    1 vote
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  7. Curated by Proquest Collections

    I just saw the Curated by ProQuest collections and like the direction this is taking, however would like to see more information and details about the selection process included in Oasis with the collection information. How are titles not only evaluated for inclusion, but what criteria might result in a title not being found in the collection? In addition, who are the selectors evaluating these materials? What expertise or identities might they hold that help curate such a collection? Are there ways for the community to suggest titles to add to these collections?

    1 vote
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  8. Display an Edition column in the results page

    It would be really useful and time-saving to spot at first glance the edition of a book in a column besides 'Action', 'Publisher', 'Copyright year', 'LC classification', 'QTY', 'GBP'. In fact the edition is one of the ESSENTIAL criteria to check when purchasing a title and it would be great to identify this info immediately and have the possibility to compare different editions on the same screen.

    1 vote
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  9. Leisure Reading Granularity and Auto Approval for Academic Libraries

    Academic libraries struggle to create leisure reading collections for undergraduate students. We'd like to see more from Oasis in helping us shift these over to auto approval plans that take advantage of the traditional print runs of these materials (particularly graphic novels) and assist in building hands off products that solves these issues.

    1 vote
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Add an alert when items are moved to 'Authorize orders'

    It would be very useful if some sort of audible alert or 'pop-up' (Dawson's have this functionality) could be added as soon as items are moved to 'Authorize orders'. Currently it is necessary to log in to check. Thanks

    9 votes
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  12. Show VAT and discount in the price for e-books

    Other suppliers clearly show what the cost price, VAT and total price (including discount) are for ebooks. It would be good if OASIS could do the same.

    11 votes
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  13. Hot link author names so a new author search can be conducted with one click

    Author names in records could be hot linked so that a new author search could be conducted with one click.

    9 votes
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  14. Option to set default Advanced Search parameters that stick

    The Advanced Search screen should allow you to set default basic search parameters that stay in place as long as you want them to, even after you log out and log back in. I never want to search for ebooks, yet I have to choose "paperback" and "hardcover" for every search in order to avoid them. It would be great if each user could set defaults for binding format, language, price range, currency, publication dates, publishers to exclude, etc., that would stay in effect for every search until they decide to change it.

    7 votes
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  15. Organize items with separated headings for better readability

    Instead of combining all the item information in one long line. Readability would improve by organizing and separating each component with a heading and/or its own line. For example:

    Title:
    Author:
    ISBN:
    Publisher:
    Price List:
    ...etc.

    8 votes
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  16. Fix the Search

    The Quick Search should work as well as the Advanced Search, and both need better ranking of results so that the titles I expect to see are at the top of the page.

    13 votes
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  17. Report an error suggestion

    When we come across entries that have obviously incorrect information, such as a description of a different product, it would be easier and faster to have a button or link to report that directly on the entry rather than having to transfer identifying information about the product to the generic feedback form.

    5 votes
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  18. Fund code tree/sub-directory

    Would like the ability to also assign fund sub-codes to orders. For example, select a faculty as the main fund, then choose from a list of program sub-codes.

    1 vote
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  19. Mobile Version of OASIS

    Are there any plans to create a mobile version of OASIS for other devices but computers/laptops? It is not possible to even update one's shopping cart and send titles to acquisitions via iPhone or similar devices. Would be highly appreciated.

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