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  1. Automatically populate order info fields depending on format

    If a selector picks an ebook, we would like certain order info fields populated in the same way, e.g. Location: Online Resources; Loan Type Reference; and Sequence: Electronic Books. Most print books are also treated the same way, e.g. Location: University Library, so it would be helpful if these fields could be populated automatically. This would reduce work for selectors and reduce user errors and subsequent queries for ProQuest and for Library Procurement staff, e.g. when a selector picks an ebook and says it is for 4 week loan.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Option to exclude self-published titles from search

    There should be an easy way (such as a checkbox) to exclude self-published titles from all searches. We are generally not interested in self-published works, but they often dominate our search results. At the very least, we should be able to exclude certain publishers by default (such as the largest self-publishing imprints, CreateSpace, AuthorHouse, Lulu.com, Nobel Press, etc.). This can currently be done by filtering search results, but it’s not at all practical because it has to be done with every single search, for each individual self-publishing imprint.

    9 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Create a 'date created' field to the My Lists page for sorting

    It would be useful to have a 'date created' (or 'date modified') field in the My Lists page, so that it can be sorted by most recent list. Alphabetical order does not help to identify new/old lists that could then be deleted.

    1 vote
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  10. Add a notes field for Lists

    Add a personal or internal notes field for various LIST (rather than titles) so one can keep notes on the purposes / development of the list and continue building the list weeks later, knowing where you left off, etc.

    5 votes
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  11. Add search limits for price and currency

    Currently the only way to limit by price or currency is to filter your results after every single search. It would be much more efficient to set your price limits and currency upfront and have them stick through all of your searches. It is quite common for our selectors to accidentally choose items in foreign currencies when there are domestic editions available. Often these foreign titles are difficult or impossible to obtain, and/or take longer to arrive. If we could limit all searches to US dollars we could avoid this problem.

    4 votes
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  12. Provide brief background information about publishers

    It would be great if there was an easy way to get some background information about a publisher, such as a link to a brief description. Often the publishers are not familiar to us, and it can be difficult to discern self-publishing houses and children’s publishers from the rest without leaving OASIS to do a general Internet search.

    5 votes
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  13. Add Boolean language and truncation to search

    All search boxes should support Boolean AND, OR, and NOT, as well as truncation. Currently there is no way to exclude words from a search, or combine synonyms or alternate forms of a word into a single search.

    5 votes
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  14. 5 votes
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  15. Share lists between librarians

    We would like to be able to work cooperatively on shared lists within our library.

    5 votes
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  16. Add option for "fuzzy" title search when there is no exact match

    When there is no exact match in a title search, it would be helpful if instead of bringing back “No results found”, the system reverted to a fuzzier search and brought back similar results. Something like, “No exact results for your search, but here are some similar titles…”

    3 votes
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  17. Sort on date and time that a record is added to my selection list

    Currently, it seems we can sort or limit by date, but not time added. When working on long lists it is handy to be able to see what was most recently added.

    1 vote
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  18. 2 votes
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