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  1. ability to select multiple subject classification ranges

    I would like to add multiple classifications into one search (see screenshot). But it seems like if I add one, then click on "select classification" it just erases the previous selection.

    For example, I'd like to make multiple selections for an ongoing project. (Sort of like I can make multiple selections for Readership Level.)

    For this project, I need to keep up with new books in many related LC subjects:
    T174
    TL581
    TL790
    TL794 (for the TLs, a range would be okay)
    HD9711
    QB500
    KNQ3469

    Is this possible? If so, how do I do that? I know I can create…

    1 vote

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  2. Order Ebook Central upgrades through OASIS

    The ability to order an Ebook Central license upgrade through OASIS. This can then follow the same workflow as any other OASIS order, with the institution being invoiced for the upgrade cost only.

    This is currently working perfectly when upgrading eBook licenses on GOBI.

    32 votes

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  3. Oclc record delivery

    Currently, if you want OCLC record data, you have to get an amalgamation of what is in the ProQuest database and the OCLC info that database has on hand.

    I would like to get the unaltered OCLC record itself as it exists in OCLC’s worldcat database. It would be fine if the TOC and summary services overlaid their info in the 505 and 520 fields (as well as a customized 845 field for institution specific linking), but we find the ProQuest amalgam record to usually be of lower quality than the matched OCLC record.

    Understandably, we could also use the…

    2 votes

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  4. 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.

    1 vote

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  5. Please add a field for ebook Format to OASIS (in title details)

    Knowing whether or not an ebook is available at EPUB or PDF or both is a critical data point for us to know before we purchase an ebook. Please include a field for ebook format in the "title details" section.

    3 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.

    4 votes

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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. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  11. 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.

    7 votes

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  13. Allow a selector to retract an order sent to ratifier (From Lakeland College in CAN)

    Twice in recent months, customers have asked to be able to recant or retract an order a selector sent to a ratifier.

    2 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    7 votes

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  16. 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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  17. Allow users to exclude publishers in their profiles

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to manually adjust one's profile to exclude publishers one doesn't want directly.

    3 votes

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  18. 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”.

    35 votes

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  19. 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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  20. MARC data: Unique identifier for each copy

    When multiple copies of the same title are ordered (either ordered at the same time, or perhaps a 2nd copy ordered a few months after the 1st), we'd like each copy to have a different unique identification number. Currently, the identifier appears to be on the bib record level, so each copy has the same number. This causes issues when we import MARC records into our system (OCLC WorldShare Management Services) because the system thinks each additional copy is a duplicate/redundant import of the same item and rejects all but the first copy. Having a different identifier for each copy…

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